The DeKalb County Clerk's Office is prepared to begin printing duplicate titles once authorization is given by the state.
County Clerk Mike Clayborn said this service will be an added convenience to the people of DeKalb County. "We've been working on this for some time now. Probably about a year. We have all of our equipment in place including all of our computers and printers but we're waiting on the state to send us the title paper and the numbers. We've hit a snag. At the present time the state is not sending out any new contracts. We have to contract with the state to do this and right now it (delay) has something to do with funding. There are other counties that are in the same boat we're in. They're waiting to be able to do this for their people. We're waiting on the state to give us a contract to do that. I've been assured by the state that as soon as they can they will. I was hoping to get this thing up and going by March. I had everything in place to do that and I never really dreamed that I couldn't get a contract but I can't get one right now. We're waiting but I've been assured that in the near future we'll have one. When they give us a contract we'll be able to print your duplicate titles and you won't have to go out of town to do it. So we're ready and have the equipment in place and the people ready to do it. Now we're just waiting on the state to give us the okay and we'll be up and running," said Clayborn.
Remember too that the county clerk's office is now on South Congress Boulevard. Even though the office was relocated from the courthouse to the new complex in August, Clayborn said many people still don't know. "We're having some problems with people finding us. They're still going to the courthouse. But we've not been at the courthouse since August 23. I would like for everyone to understand that we have moved to the new county complex. We're in the first room on the right when you enter the new building. We're located at 732 South Congress Boulevard. That's on the end nearest the old Peking Restaurant. We still have the same hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The only time we're not open on Saturday is when a holiday weekend falls on a Friday or Monday," said Clayborn.
The new clerk's office also features a drive through window. "We're certainly proud of our new drive through window. We ask that people take advantage of it because its for renewals only. Current renewals. You don't have to get out of your car. You don't have to climb any steps. Just pull up to the window and give us your renewal form and we can do it (process) for you in about three to four minutes and then you'll be ready to do. More people are finding it. But if you want to get out and come in to see the new county complex, we welcome you to come in. But if its rainy or bad outside and you don't want to get out of your car, just come up to the drive through window and we'll be more than glad to wait on you there,' said Clayborn.