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:
Individuals

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