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Press Release - New Cobb County CSCs

7/28/2014

Governor Deal Celebrates Groundbreaking for Two Cobb County Driver Services (DDS) Centers

Partnership to Provide Two Modern, Efficient Licensing Centers in Cobb County

Marietta, GA. – Governor Nathan Deal joined Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and others today to announce the construction of two new DDS driver licensing customer service centers in Cobb County. Both projects are made possible by a partnership between the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and the State of Georgia. Cobb County is providing construction of both centers and the state will provide all equipment and staffing.  They will replace the two existing Cobb County licensing centers which have proven inefficient to serve the growing area.

Governor Deal commented, “With the completion of these facilities in 2015, Cobb County residents will have two state of the art facilities at which to obtain a driver's license. I commend the county and DDS for their efforts to improve this important process. This is a mutual commitment to provide our state’s citizens with strong customer service that maximizes ease and convenience.”

A brand new center will be constructed in Kennesaw at Old 41 Highway Northwest to replace the out of date center located at 2800 Canton Road in Marietta. Over 12,000 transactions each month are completed at this center.

A replacement center for the current DDS location at 1605 County Services Parkway, Marietta, will be constructed directly adjacent to the existing center.  This location completes over 13,000 transactions each month.

Both of these current locations have proved insufficient to serve the growing Cobb County area.  It has been a goal of the DDS to improve or relocate outdated centers to enable customers to be served in a more proficient manner.

“We are excited about this partnership with the State, and I believe our residents will really see a benefit once these centers open,” said Chairman Lee.

"The new centers will give us the capability to serve a greater number of customers in a very efficient manner. We are very pleased with the help and support we are receiving from Cobb County," said DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell.

Both new centers will be approximately 10,000 square feet and includes 20 service counters, plenty of inside seating, free customer parking, ten computerized testing stations and a lobby management system.  They will both be full service licensing centers providing computer testing, driver license and identification card issuance and renewal plus reinstatement services. Vehicle and motorcycle road skills testing will also be conducted at the sites.

The new facilities are designed by Warner Summers Architecture and Interior Design and construction

provided by Choate Construction Co.