SOCIAL CIRCLE — Part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system is in place.
The new boat registration system went live Oct. 1 on the GeorgiaDepartment of Natural Resources' Wild-life Resources Division Web site, www.georgiawildlife.
com. Users looking to register a boat or renew or replace a current boat registration should select "Boating" and "Boating Registration" on the division's Web site to log into the new system.
"Under the new system, users will have the added convenience of purchasing their boat registration by telephone," said Capt. Mike England of the division's License and Boat Registration Unit. "We are happy to be working with the new vendor, Central Bank, recognized as data and financial experts, who also serve twenty-five other states in the same capacity."
"It is important for people to know that with the activation of this new system, boat registrations no longer will be processed or printed at the division's Social Circle office," explained England.
A new convenience fee will be applied to all transactions, either single or multiple. Boat registrations have an $8 convenience fee for Internet transactions and applications submitted by mail and $10 for telephone transactions.