Title Application Disclosing Joint Ownership or Joint Tenants with Survivorship

Joint Ownership – When applying for a Georgia Certificate of Title and/or license plate (tag) showing joint ownership use the word “and” instead of “or.”

Joint Tenants with Survivorship – Requests for a “Joint Tenants with Survivorship” disclosure on a Georgia certificate of title can be obtained at your County Tag Office using the following process:

  • Inform the processing clerk, or
  • Enter “Joint Tenants with Survivorship” on the form MV-1 Title/Tag Application below your name.

By having your title issued with “Joint Tenants with Survivorship” and one of the owners dies, the surviving owner may transfer the title to another party by only completing the assignment of title and attaching a copy of the deceased’s death certificate.