Register and Title a Newly Purchased Vehicle

Title Applications and License Plate Registrations should be completed at your County Tag Office. The following information is required:

  • Valid Georgia’s driver’s license or ID card
  • Proof of Ownership
    • Vehicle’s original valid title
      • All buyer/seller information completed
      • Title must be assigned to you using your full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license
      • Provide Bill of Sale if the vehicle is 1985 or older and does not require a title
    • If title is not available, a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MSO) or a registration certification from non-title state/county. Must be assigned to you using your full legal name.
    • If transferred from a non-title state/country, provide a properly completed Form T-22B Certification of Inspection
  • Form MV-1 Title/Tag Application (this form can be printed at home or by the County Tag Office and will require your signature)
  • Proof of insurance, by one of the following:
    • Filed by your insurance company directly in the Department’s database
    • Insurance Binder showing insurance liability coverage

Registration can also be completed by mail to your County Tag Office.

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Register a Newly Purchased Vehicle When a Title is Not Required


Note:  If the manufacturer’s certificate of origin is assigned to a dealer who is licensed to sell only used vehicles, the dealer must obtain a title in their name before transferring ownership. When the customer applies for a Georgia title, the issued title will reflect the vehicle’s status as “used.” This does not apply to certificates of origin assigned to a franchise or new motor vehicle dealership that has the manufacturers franchise agreement.