Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Tag Renewals
New residents must register their vehicles within thirty days of establishing residency in Georgia. A Georgia Driver's License must be obtained before registering your vehicle.

Out-of-state titles must be surrendered and transferred to Georgia titles (year models 1985 and older are not required to be titled in Georgia). If there is a lien on the vehicle and you do not have the title, we must have the current registration and name and address of the lien holder. Additionally leased vehicles require a power of attorney from the leasing company.

Georgia liability insurance is required to be transmitted to the state's data base by your insurance company in order to register your vehicle. The vehicle must be covered by liability insurance at all times or a lapse in coverage penalty will apply. If you cancel the insurance, you must also cancel the registration.

You can renew your tag over the internet at https://mvd.dor.ga.gov/tags/index.aspx or by phone at 1-877-496-0249.

Tags expire on the birthday of the first owner shown. You should receive a bill 30 days prior to renewal. Penalties apply after the birthday deadline. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not relieve the penalty. If you do not receive a bill, call the Tag Office with your tag number and one will be mailed to you. This must be done in time to insure registration by your birthday.

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to insure their vehicle is properly registered.

The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax ($5.00 minimum) and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date.


New and Used Vehicles

Newly purchased vehicles must be registered within 7 days.


Overview of Tax Reform changes Regarding Vehicles

This legislation removes the sales tax on the purchase of automobiles and the annual ad valorem tax on the same automobiles, and replaces these taxes with a one-time vehicle tax which is calculated by multiplying the value of the motor vehicle times a vehicle tax rate of 6.75% in 2014 and 7% in 2015.

The vehicle tax is paid to the tag agent in the county in which the purchaser registers the vehicle and is paid at the time the purchaser applies for the title and registers the motor vehicle.

For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Motor Vehicle Division website at http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/.