If you are a new resident of Georgia, just purchased a new or used vehicle, or are transferring ownership of a vehicle you need to apply to register your car in the state.
For a newly purchased vehicle or ownership transfer, you have 30 days from the date you officially become the vehicle’s owner to complete the registration. If you recently moved to the Peach State, you have 30 days from the date you established residency in the state to complete your vehicle registration.
There is a flat rate registration fee of $20 for all regular passenger cars or lightweight pick-up trucks. Other vehicles and their fees vary according to the motor vehicle schedule.
There is an $18 fee for new titles issued by the state. An extra $10 fee is charged for in person applications or ones submitted via expedited mail service. There is also an $8 title replacement cost.
You can complete a title application and license plate registration at your County Tag Office or via mail.
The following information is required:
You should receive a renewal notice by the beginning of your registration month. If you do not receive the notice, contact your County Tag Office. License plates can be renewed one of the following ways:
If you lose your registration, you can request a new one. The request must be submitted in the same registered owner’s name that the current Georgia registration certificate was issued under. To complete the process, an original completed and signed MV-5 application must be submitted to any County Tag Office in the state.
Drivers in Georgia who need to replace a lost car registration may also need to get a sticker replacement. Motorists who lose the registration sticker that goes on their license plate may need to visit their local MVD to receive a Georgia sticker replacement. These drivers should call their nearest tag agency.
In Georgia, the fee for a replacement vehicle registration is only $1. Payment can be made by check or money order.
You can apply for a specialty license plate at your County Tag Office through the same process you use to apply for a standard plate. Additional charges apply for specialty license plates.
Military tags require form DD-214 to show eligibility. Surviving spouses may transfer some military license plates from their deceased spouse by providing the Veteran’s death certificate, tag receipt, and marriage certificate.
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