State web site points creates headache for Georgia enterprise homeowners – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — A brand new concern is giving enterprise homeowners throughout Georgia a headache when making an attempt to resume their licenses.

From hairdressers to funeral administrators, all Georgia companies are affected by issues with the Georgia Secretary of State’s new license renewal program on-line.

“You place in your e-mail tackle and you then put in a pin that they equipped you. They e-mail you a pin,” stated Cosmetologist Michael Lavay.

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Lavay stated the method is generally fairly easy. For years, he has at all times renewed his license on the Georgia Secretary of State’s web site however for the reason that program replace, he has been unable to resume as a result of that a part of the location being down.

“We want our licenses to work. We will be fined,” Lavay defined to WSB Tonight’s Larry Spruill. “We will also be charged a late charge if we don’t get it performed on time.”

When he went to the web site to resume his license, Lavay was met with a message that stated, “No account with that data discovered,” which he says is not possible since he has been a licensed cosmetologist within the state of Georgia for 30 years and has at all times had an account.

“All the hairstylists try to resume their licenses,” Lavay stated. “There’s one who went to Macon. He spent 5 hours to get his license.”

Different occupations affected embrace vets, athlete brokers and designers, simply to call a couple of.


Lavay stated he reached out to the state for assist, “I e-mailed, and after I e-mailed, they despatched again an e-mail telling me to do what didn’t work. So it grew to become very irritating. Once I got here to work, everybody was having the identical downside.”

The state confirmed to Channel 2 Motion Information, they’re having points with the location.

In the meantime, Lavay is hoping the issue is fastened quickly, “I would really like for them to get it operational and get it up and going. It ought to have been going earlier than they launched it.”

A spokesperson advised Channel 2 Motion Information they’re engaged on the location however didn’t elaborate on what’s occurring or when issues might be fastened. The deadline to resume was prolonged to the tip of April.

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