Exempt from Registration in Georgia

Vehicles not required to be registered or titled in Georgia:

  • Mopeds
  • Motorized carts
  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Trailer weighing less than 3,500 pounds and used exclusively to haul agricultural products from one place on the farm to another or from one farm or field to another.
  • Farm trailers, with no springs, hauling unprocessed farm products to their first market destination. Trailers that are pulled from a tongue hitch and used primarily to transport fertilizer to the farm.
  • Tractor or three-wheeled motorcycle used only for agricultural purposes.
  • Vehicles or equipment used for transporting cargo or containers between and within:
    • Wharves,
    • Storage areas, or
    • Terminals without the facilities of any port under the jurisdiction of Georgia Ports Authority
  • When such vehicle or equipment is being operated
    • Upon any public road, not part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways
    • By the owner or their agent within a radius of ten miles of the origin port facility, and
    • Accompanied by an escort vehicle equipped with one or more operating amber flashing lights that are visible from a distance of 500 feet

Motor Vehicle “Owners” Exempt from Registration in Georgia:

Applicant type - definition Exempt:
Non-residents: Any person who does not reside in the State of Georgia but who accepts employment or engages in any trade, profession, or occupation in Georgia and enters their children in public schools in Georgia.

For a period of 30 days without registering provided the vehicles are properly registered and visibly display a valid license plate from your home state.

Visitors: Any person, for pleasure purposes only, who does NOT reside in Georgia and who is not a non-resident as defined above.

For a period of 90 days provided the vehicle is properly registered and visibly display a valid license plate from your home state.

Non-resident Military Personnel: Stationed in Georgia, pursuant to military orders.
Note: If military personnel choose to register vehicle in Georgia, you must comply with all requirements of vehicle registration and apply at the County Tag Office where you are stationed.

If properly registered and visibly display a valid license plate from your home of record state.

Non-resident Students:  Note: If students choose to register vehicle in Georgia, you must comply with all requirements of vehicle registration and apply at your County Tag Office.

Students are not allowed register in Georgia for the purpose of avoiding out-of-state college fees.

Attending a Georgia College or University with a properly registered and visibly displaying a valid license plate from your home state.