Title and Register a Vehicle in Georgia
Whether you newly purchased a vehicle or have recently moved to the Peach State, the Department of Revenue requires you to register your vehicle.
If you’re a new resident of Georgia, you must first obtain your license or state ID before titling and registering your vehicle.
You have 30 days from establishing residency to obtain a Georgia title and registration in the county you live in.
Some counties require you to get an emissions inspection before registering your vehicle.
To register a vehicle, visit your local county tag office and provide:
- Your Georgia license or ID card.
- Proof of vehicle ownership. This may include the:
- Vehicle title (buyer and seller sections must be completed if applicable).
- Registration from out-of-state (if the state you moved from does NOT issue titles).
- Manufacturer's certificate of origin (if the vehicle is new and does NOT have a title).
- Vehicles without a title will require a completed Certification of Inspection (T-22B)
- A completed Statement of Title Held by Lienholder, Security Interest Holder, or Leasing Compan (T-17) (if your vehicle has a lien or is leased).
- Your completed Motor Vehicle Tag Application (MV-1).
- A certificate of a completed emissions inspection (in participating counties).
- Proof of insurance.
- The applicable fees and taxes.
If you have a lien or a lease on a vehicle you purchased out of state, the county will contact the lienholder or lessee using the information you provided on your T-17 form. A registration will be issued upon application and the new title will be mailed to the vehicle owner.
Georgia Title and Registration Fees
- GA registration: $20.
- Taxes may differ between counties.
- Title fee: $18.
- Emissions fees vary between locations.