When & Where to Register Your Vehicle
When to Register
New Residents: Register 30 days from the date you move to Georgia. Register your motor vehicle, tractor, motorcycle, or trailer, and get a Georgia license plate at your County Tag Office.
Georgia Residents (Casual Sales): Register within seven business days from the date of purchase. Register at your County Tag Office.
Georgia Residents (Dealer Sales): Dealers are not required by law to submit your registration application, but some will do so as a courtesy. If your dealer does not submit the registration application on your behalf, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to apply for registration. The application for registration is due within 30 days of the date of purchase even though your Temporary Operating Permit is valid for 45 days.
Penalties: Residents who fail to register by the deadlines may incur fines up to $100.
Where to Register
|Vehicle Type:||Registration Location:|
County Tag Office where the customer lives
|Business owned or operated vehicles||
County Tag Office where the business is located
|Leased vehicles||County Tag Office where the lessee lives|
|Commercial vehicles traveling in Georgia||
County Tag Office where the vehicle is based
|Commercial vehicles registered (IRP and IFTA)||
Georgia Trucking Portal online
Dealers, Distributors, Manufacturers, and Transporters
Business Registration Unit of MVD
Learn more about the Different Types of License Plate Renewals in Georgia.