When and Where You Renew Your License Plate

Where to Renew

Renew your vehicle's Georgia license plate at the Tax Commissioner's Tag Office in the county in Georgia where you currently live during the owner's registration period. The owner is the person shown first on the vehicle's title or tag registration certificate (for vehicles not requiring a Georgia title).

For a business owned or operated vehicle, renew the license plate at the Tax Commissioner's Tag Office in the county in Georgia where your business is located during the owner's registration period.

Online Tag Renewal

MVD Self-Service Centers

How to IRP (International Registration Plan) tags.

Dealer, distributor, manufacturer and transporter tags

When to Renew

There are 3 different types of registration systems in Georgia:

  • Year-round registration (in the majority of counties).
  • Four-month non-staggered registration system. These counties include:
  • Calhoun
  • Clay
  • Turner
  • Stewart

The registration period for residents and businesses located in one of these counties with a four-month non-staggered registration system is January 1 through April 30.

  • Four-month staggered registration (Talbot county only). If you live in Talbot County, your registration period would be as follows based on your birthday:
  • January, February or March birthdays: January 1 thorough January 31
  • April, May or June birthdays: February 1 through February 29**
  • July, August or September birthdays: March 1 through March 31
  • October, November, or December birthdays: April 1 through April 30
  • Businesses, Business Lessees or Entities (Not Individuals) Located in Talbot County
    • If your business name begins with A, B, C, or D, your registration period is January 1 - January 31
    • E, F, G, H, I, J, or K: February 1 – February 28 (February 29 in a leap year)
    • L, M, N, O, P, Q or R: March 1 – March 31
    • S, T, U, V, W, X, Y or Z: April 1 – April 30


In addition to the regular annual license plate registration fee in Talbot County, any ad valorem taxes due (if applicable), any fees associated with a special license plate and the $1 mailing fee (if your tag or decal is to be mailed to you), the following penalties will be assessed if you fail to renew your vehicle's license plate during your registration period:

  • 25% of the license plate fee

  • 10% of the ad valorem tax