Dealer Registration

Online Dealer, Distributor and Manufacturer Registration/Renewal

Effective September 1, 2021, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers must complete registrations and plate renewal applications online using DRIVES e-Services.

House Bill 207 makes it mandatory for motor vehicle dealers to complete all initial and renewal registrations through DRIVES e-Services. The following documents are required to be uploaded:

Email questions to [email protected]

The Department has the right to limit the number of additional license plates issued when the numbers certified in affidavit Form MV-6B differs from the Department’s records, business records, or investigative findings. The Department may request additional documents to validate the need for additional license plates.

Dealer Plate Guidelines

Dealer license plates can be used:

  • On vehicles in the company’s inventory that are being demonstrated to a potential buyer
  • To transport an inventory vehicle from one location to another
  • On dealership vehicles used by officers and employees. Employees are defined as persons working for these businesses at least 36 hours per week.

Dealer license plates cannot be used:

  • On privately owned vehicles
  • On vehicles leased or for hire
  • On vehicles used in dealership operations like rentals, delivery, parts delivery, towing, rollbacks, courtesy, or any other manner
  • On vehicles used by friends or family members of employees or officers of the business

You can be fined if you use these license plates illegally. If it is determined in a department hearing that the license plates were unlawfully used, the plates may be revoked and confiscated.

Note:  If you go out of business, you must turn in all license plates with a signed letter indicating the reason for return to the MVD Business Registration Unit at the address shown above.

Dealer Plate Replacement

You must submit the following to the MVD Business Registration Unit:

By mail at:

DOR/Motor Vehicle Division
Attn: Business Registration Unit
P.O. Box 740382
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0382