Terry L. Baskin,
Tax Commissioner

Danielle Smith,
Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner

Clayton County Administration
Annex 3, 2nd Floor
121 South McDonough St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236


Property: (770) 477-3311
Motor Vehicle: (770) 477-3331

Tax Commissioner


Effective Wednesday September 7, 2021, the Department of Revenue’s MVD Lobby (at their South Meadow location off Welcome All Road) will revert to an appointment only schedule.   They will be taking the following precautions at the South Meadow location to ensure the safety and health of the staff and customers during this phase of re-opening:

    • Customers will only be allowed in the office within 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment.
    • Customers are encouraged to bring their own pens.
    • No more than 15 customers allowed in the building at a time; chairs in lobby are spaced six feet apart.
    • Commercial customers including Title and Dealer runners will not be served in-person.  They must drop off applications.
    • Customers are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

 To schedule an appointment, customers should visit the DOR website www.dor.ga.gov.  




Anticipating the upcoming holiday closures,
be sure to utilize online motor vehicle options
as well as the local Kroger kiosks to your advantage.
Click the link below to see a location near you!






  The Motor Vehicle Division
now offers Senior Wednesdays!!! 




During this emergency closing of our Tag offices, although many services are not available during this time, you can renew your tag online at https://dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles. Although you will not have the physical decal right away, your vehicle registration will show as valid in the system.

Additionally, we have 3 local self serve kiosks located inside the following Kroger locations in Clayton County so you can renew your tag:

Merchants Square Kroger
7125 GA Hwy 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Sun-Sat 6AM-1AM

Lovejoy Village Kroger
10375 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Sun-Sat 6AM-1AM

Kroger Lake City
5664 Jonesboro Rd
Lake City, GA 30260
(770) 960-9445

NOTE: You can also utilize a Kroger kiosk in ANY PARTICIPATING COUNTY in the state of Georgia to renew. Please see all the participating county kiosks throughout the state: https://dor.georgia.gov/mvd-self-service-tag-kiosk

In an effort to improve customer service, the Clayton County Tag Office has installed a self-service kiosk. This will add to the efficiency & effectiveness and service to the public. Now, customers can check in at the kiosk, take a number, and be seated instead of standing and waiting to be served.


We’ll also be able to better determine how many customers are being served and how long each transaction is taking. Additionally, this will assist with properly training employees to ensure less wait times and service times.




For your convenience, Georgia DRIVES has launched various e-service options for your Motor Vehicle needs:



Mission Statement

 It is our mission to provide outstanding customer service, while providing tax and tag services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of our citizens through a professional workforce, with integrity, innovation, and technology.


The Clayton County Tax Commissioner’s Office recognizes that it exists to serve the citizens of our county. It is our role and responsibility both to administer the laws of the State of Georgia, and to collect and disburse all taxes to all state and local entities, while providing outstanding customer service to our citizens. It is our goal to educate our citizens both of their rights and responsibilities, as well as continually find more efficient and effective ways to fulfill our Mission.

 Value Statement

The employees of the Clayton County Tax Commissioner’s Office endeavor to conduct ourselves, in our everyday interaction with the citizens we serve and with fellow employees, according to the following values:

Integrity  •  Loyalty  •  Compassion  •  Dedication  •  Fairness

Public Notice

The Main Tag Office and Satellite Tag Office normal hours of business are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. These offices may close prior to 4:30 p.m., as needed, due to the volume of customers on any given day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

About the Tax Commissioner

Terry L. Baskin currently serves as The Tax Commissioner of Clayton County, Georgia. Prior to taking office, he served four years under the past Tax Commissioner as the Deputy Tax Commissioner. A resident of Jonesboro since 1990, Terry is a dedicated community leader, husband and proud father.

Terry is a long-standing member of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials and County Officer Association of Georgia. He received his training from the Carl Vincent University in tax, bankruptcy, and constitutional laws. Terry, a graduate of the 2003 Regional Leadership Institute, is also an alumnus of Leadership Clayton. He attended the Saint Leo University with a concentration in Business Administration. Terry currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Arts Clayton, Girls and Boys Club of America Task Force, and Regional Leadership Forum.

Involved in politics for many years, he has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Clayton County Democratic Party. He was a Committee Member of the State of Georgia Democratic Party, and the Congressional Representative for the 13th District of the Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs, and a member of the Southlake Kiwanis Club. Terry is a former member of the Clayton County Community Service Board, the United Way Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Clayton County NAACP, and 100 Black Men of South Metro.

A retired Atlanta police investigator with 22 years of experience, Terry worked in a variety of management positions including budget analyst in the Atlanta Police Fiscal Unit. His service to the community earned him the Blue Star Award along with numerous letters of commendation in recognition of extraordinary service.

Terry is married to the former LyCynthia Sampson. They are the parents of one daughter – Rachel Renee. They are members of Lakewin Christian Center Church.

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