Anyone wishing to renew boat registrations or to purchase hunting and fishing license through the county clerk’s office will soon have that opportunity.
Thanks to the TWRA’s Tennessee R.E.A.L. system, persons may make transactions electronically over the internet. The county clerk’s office plans to make the service available in DeKalb County in November.
“Since beginning as County Clerk, our office has received numerous requests for watercraft vessel renewals and to purchase Hunting & Fishing license. Beginning this Monday October 31, 2016, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is launching a new system called Tennessee R. E A. L. This system will operate directly through the internet; from the same computer we currently perform all other transactions,” said County Clerk James L. (Jimmy) Poss.
“In recent conversations with TWRA and fellow clerks this new method is expected to be more efficient and user friendly from the previous method. Although this service isn’t mandated it does provide a convenient service for many while generating income to the county. However, Due to DeKalb County closing its previous account in June 2011 we will not be eligible to provide this service until mid-November,” Poss continued.
“I am currently working with TWRA in order to reestablish a new entity ID number. Also, our software provider is completing adjustments for receipting and transferring funds electronically. When adding any new service to an already concern of staffing it’s not as appealing or without concern. However; in attempt to offer this convenience I’m willing to make the effort with optimism and a desire to provide this service. Once we’ve met requirements in full, have received our entity ID and are ready to begin processing I will make it public,” Poss concluded.