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140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-8180
Fax: (770) 288-8190

164 Burke Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tel: (770) 288-8180
Fax: (770) 288-8189



Vehicle Registration

Newly Purchased Vehicle from a Licensed Dealer

If you purchase a vehicle from a Georgia dealer, they are required to apply for the title in your name within 30 days. You may or may not receive notification that your title has been applied for. If you have received your receipt for the title application in the mail, please bring it in to purchase or transfer your license plate.

If you do not receive a receipt of the title application within 30 days of purchasing the vehicle, please contact us and verify that the title has been applied for in your name. Please have your driver’s license number or VIN number available when you call. You may also ask the operator to verify your emissions and insurance status at this time or click here to verify insurance and click here to check for emissions

The fee to transfer an active license plate from the previous vehicle that was in your name to the new vehicle that is in your name is $5.00. If you are transferring an existing plate, please provide us with the license plate number.

If you need to purchase a new license plate the fee is $20.00 for a standard license plate. Specialty plates are available. Click here for more information.

If you purchase a vehicle within 59 days prior to, or after your birthday this year, ad valorem tax will not be due on the new purchase until your birthday next year.

If you purchase a vehicle from an out of state dealer or business, 7% sales tax will be due upon registering your vehicle. The sales tax must be paid by cash, money order or cashier’s check.

Newly Purchased Vehicle from an Individual

If you acquire a vehicle from an individual or a business other than a licensed dealer you must register the vehicle in your name within seven days from the date of purchase. To apply for registration in your name, you must bring in the title assigned to you, your Georgia's driver's license, proof of Georgia insurance and proof of Georgia emissions, if applicable. If the title is not available from the seller at the time of purchase, you may apply for a 30-day Temporary Operating Permit. To receive a Temporary Operating Permit you must bring in a bill of sale signed by the previous owner(s), a copy of the previous owner(s) registration, your Georgia driver's license, proof of Georgia insurance and proof of Georgia emissions, if applicable. If a passing emissions test has been performed within the last 12 months, you will not need a new inspection. Click here for emissions information.

Non-Title Vehicles (1985 and older): If you are applying for a tag only because a Georgia title is not required & your vehicle is currently registered in a non-title state/country, you must submit the vehicle's original valid registration certificate, issued in your name or properly assigned to you. If the registration was not issued in your name & there are no spaces for transferring ownership, original signed bills of sale must be submitted establishing a complete & correct chain of ownership from the registered owner up through you, the current owner. You must also submit an original Certificate of Inspection, form T-22B, completed & signed by a Georgia law enforcement officer, your Georgia County Tag Agent, or his/her designated employee, after he/she makes a visual inspection of your vehicle's ID plate, a/k/a serial plate. Any officer completing the Certificate of Inspection, form T-22B, must query the G.C.I.C., Georgia Crime Information Center, to determine if the vehicle is stolen & he/she shall indicate that the query was made on the face of the form T-22B. This form will not be accepted if it is incomplete or contains alterations or erasures.

Last updated: Thursday March 12 2015

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