Department of Revenue Automatically Extending 2019 Filing Deadline
The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 are being extended through May 15, 2020.
Two-Year Registration - FAQ
Georgia law, O.C.G.A. § 40-2-20 and 40-2-151, allows the purchaser of a new motor vehicle passenger car to elect an initial registration period of two years or choose the standard one year registration.
What is a new motor vehicle passenger car?
"Passenger car" is defined as every motor vehicle, except all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor driven cycles, multipurpose off-highway vehicles, personal transportation vehicles, and low-speed vehicles, designed for carrying ten passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons.
What is the fee for the two-year registration?
The cost of the two-year registration is $40.
What is needed to qualify for a two-year registration?
The vehicle must be a new motor vehicle passenger car purchased from a dealer and the owner must select a standard passenger plate.
What license plates are allowed for a two-year registration?
Only standard passenger plates may be issued for a vehicle registered with a two-year registration. This registration is not available for specialty or prestige plates.
Can a two-year registration be renewed for an additional two years?
No, after the initial two-years the renewal vehicles may only be renewed on an annual basis.
Can a passenger car that is leased also receive a two-year registration?
Yes, so long as all of the requirements in are met – must be a new motor vehicle passenger car purchased from a dealer and a standard passenger plate is chosen (not available for specialty or prestige plates).
Can I transfer my existing plate to a qualifying two-year vehicle?
Yes, an existing standard plate can be transferred to a qualifying vehicle for issuance of a two-year registration so long as all of the requirements are met – must be a new motor vehicle passenger car purchased from a dealer and a standard passenger plate is chosen (not available for specialty or prestige plates).
Will I receive a refund if I sell or trade my vehicle with the two-year registration?
No, the registration fee is not refundable.
Are for hire vehicles, such as taxis and limousines eligible for the two-year registration?
No, only standard passenger plates may receive the two-year registration.