Georgia licensed motor vehicle dealers holding a valid master dealer license plate may retrieve motor vehicle license plate and title information online.
Note: This service is not available to out-of-state or jurisdiction dealers.
Registration is required to access the Tag and Title Database Dealer Inquiry
Pursuant to Georgia Code § 40-2-130 and § 40-3-23, the Department of Revenue Commissioner is required to maintain motor vehicle certificates of title and license plate registration records which contain vehicle identification numbers (VIN), title and license plate registration numbers, owner and lien holder information and other information that the Revenue Commissioner may determine to be necessary “Database.” Notwithstanding the fact that Motor Vehicle Records are exempt from the provisions of any law requiring that such records be open for public inspection, Motor Vehicle Dealers may access certain information in the database.
Dealers can access the database for the exclusive purpose of carrying out legitimate motor vehicle transactions in which the Dealer is engaged in buying, selling, exchanging, renting, offering, or negotiating the sale or exchange of motor vehicles.
Obtaining Access to the Dealer Inquiry System
To obtain access to the online title information:
- Read and agree to the Agreement for Access to the Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division Database.
- Complete MV-47 Dealer Internet Inquiry Registration Form authorizing one person at the dealership to access the Department’s Tag and Title Database. With the initial registration, only one person with your dealership may access the database.
- A signed request on company letterhead that includes the dealership’s permanent 12-digit customer number assigned by the Department. Your 12-digit customer number is located on the current master dealer license plate receipt. The authorized agent or owner of your dealership must sign the request and include their position or title.
- Mail or email the above information to:
DOR/Motor Vehicle Division
Attn: Business Registration Unit
P. O. Box 740381
Atlanta, GA 30374-0381
The registration is processed and codes to access the database will be mailed to your dealership. Once you receive the access codes, registration can be completed with Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) and pay the non-refundable $100 account deposit to set up the new GTA billing account. Contact GTA at: (404) 463-7212.
Users will be notified by email when the account is active.
Obtaining Tag and Title Information
Once registration is complete, your designated employee may retrieve motor vehicle license plate and title information from Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD)’s license plate and title database by following these instructions.
Important: Please enter the correct and complete vehicle identification number (VIN). The Dealer Internet Inquiry is an inquiry based system and you will be charged $1 per inquiry, even if a record is not found. Designated users must use a computer located at the dealership to access the data from the Department’s database. You are responsible for any unauthorized use of this database.
- Access the web site at: https://services.georgia.gov/gta/gratis/jsp/index.jsp
- Enter your 12-digit permanent MVD assigned customer number, then tab to the next field.
- Enter your User Number, then tab to the next field.
- Enter your password, then tab to the next field.
- Enter the vehicle identification number (VIN), then click on the “Search Button.”
Note: Enter the VIN carefully – no refunds are allowed if the VIN number is not correctly entered even if a record is not found.
- If a record is found, it will appear at this time.
Protecting the security and confidentiality of Motor Vehicle Records
While MVD makes every effort to keep its records accurate, the MVD cannot and does not warrant the accuracy of information or data obtained through this service. The information and data obtained through the database is and shall remain the property of MVD. It may be used solely by the Dealer for the exclusive purpose of selling, exchanging, renting with option to purchase, offering, or attempting to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in a motor vehicle. This information may not be used for any other purpose. The information may not be reproduced, retransmitted, distributed, sold, published, or circulated, in whole or in part. This prohibition includes, without limitation, forwarding via electronic or other means, copies of the contents of the database to others. Printed copy of the information or material available through the Service solely for use in a specific transaction regarding the specific motor vehicle for which the information or data applies. The Dealer is responsible for protecting and securing User Identification Number and password from unauthorized use and disclosure. In the event you become aware of or believe that there has been any theft or unauthorized use of your User Identification Number, the Department of Revenue should be notified immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities
Access to the database is provided on an “as is” basis. Because of the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information available through the database. Use is at your own risk.
MVD shall not be liable for any claim, loss, or injury arising from the use of the service, caused in whole or in part by negligence or by matters beyond its control. MVD shall not be liable for consequential, special, incidental, or similar damages, even if advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. Liability of MVD, if any, is created and determined by the Georgia Tort Claims, O.C.G.A. § 50-21-1 et. seq.
MVD cannot guarantee or warrant that this service or information downloaded from the database do not contain viruses, worms, “Trojan horses,” or other destructive features. If you download any files from this site, you do so at your own risk. Users agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the State of Georgia, the Department of Revenue, and Motor Vehicle Division, its commissioners, deputy commissioners, directors, officers, employees, and agent from any claims or expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, related to any violation of the user agreement.