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Vehicle Registration
Required Documentation
It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to insure their vehicle is properly registered. The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax ($5 minimum) and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date. Before registering a vehicle, the following documentation is required:  
  1. Georgia state driver's license
  2. Proof of insurance on vehicle: Georgia liability insurance is required to be transmitted to the state’s database by your insurance company in order to register your vehicle. The vehicle must be covered by liability insurance at all times or a lapse in coverage penalty will apply. If you cancel the insurance, you must also cancel the registration. View insurance requirements for additional information.

Newly Purchased Vehicle Registration
Newly purchased vehicles must be registered within 30 days. If you sell a vehicle, you keep your tag. Tags can be transferred to new vehicles that are registered to the same first owner. Proof of title (bill of sale for 1985 and older) is required to purchase a tag or transfer a tag from a vehicle you no longer own. Beginning January 1, 2006, Georgia state sales tax must be paid on all vehicles purchased outside the State of Georgia prior to registration of the vehicle.

Vehicle Registration for New Georgia Residents
New residents in Georgia must register their vehicles within 30 days of establishing residency in Georgia. New Georgia residents must have the following documents in order to register a vehicle:
  • Vehicles With No Liens
    • Current mileage
    • Current registration from previous state
    • Georgia driver's license with Murray County address
    • Out-of-state title
    • Proof of Georgia insurance
  • Vehicles With Liens
    • Current mileage
    • Georgia driver's license with Murray County address
    • Loan agreement with complete name and address of lien holder
    • Proof of Georgia insurance
    • T-17 affidavit of lien holder, available at the tag office

P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721