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How To Register for a Georgia Tag

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When you move to Georgia you are required to register your vehicle within 30 days. Though dealing with tasks like this is never fun, this guide will ensure that you are prepared.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Up to one hour, depending on wait times.

Here's How:

  1. Locate a tag office in your county. Tags are registered at your Tax Commissioners office.
  2. Most drivers will need to acquire a Georgia title for their vehicle. This can also be done at the Commissioners office. Find out if you qualify here.
  3. Complete the required registration form before arriving at the office. You can download the form online.The application is used for both your tag and title registration. The application must be typed or written legibly with blue or black ink.
  4. Be sure you have your valid Georgia driver's license when registering in-person.
  5. You must bring your vehicle's original valid title, manufacturer's certificate of origin or registration certificate.
  6. You must provide proof of insurance.
  7. You must provide proof of passing a Georgia emissions inspection. Find a location for emissions inspections online.
  8. You must provide proof of Georgia residency. A lease, deed or closing statement for new residence, final utility bill from previous residence, moving bill, shipper's bill or truck rental agreement, or, final paycheck stub or a signed letterhead statement from your former employer will be acceptable.
  9. You will be asked to pay a $20 fee for your tag, an $18 fee for your title and also an ad valorum tax based on the value of your vehicle. You can calculate your ad valorum tax here.

Tips:

  1. Make sure you complete the appropriate forms before your arrival at the tag office for the quickest processing.
  2. Bring cash, check or money order payable to the Office of the Tag County. Some counties accept credit cards. Out-of-state checks are usually not accepted.

What You Need

  • Completed forms
  • Georiga driver's license
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Proof of valid emissions inspection
  • Proof of vehicle ownership
  • Payment for taxes and fees
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