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Registering a Vehicle

New residents to Georgia must have the following documents in order to register a vehicle:

Vehicle With No Lien

  • Out of State Title
  • Current Registration from Previous State
  • Proof of Georgia Insurance
  • Georgia Drivers License with Cook County Address
  • Current Mileage

Vehicle With Lien
  • Loan Agreement with Complete Name and Address of Lien Holder
  • T-17 Affidavit of Lien Holder (available at tag office)
  • Proof of Georgia Insurance
  • Georgia Drivers License with Cook County Address
  • Current Mileage

Title Ad Valorem Tax

Titled vehicles that are purchased or transferred in this state after March 1, 2013 will be exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax. Instead, these vehicles will be subject to a new, one-time title ad valorem tax that is based on the value of the vehicle. For more information on Title Ad Valorem Tax and FAQs, click here.

Please click the following to start calculations: TAVT Calculator


Renewals on Motor Vehicles are due on the owner’s birth date. Vehicles owned by a business are based on the first letter of the Business name.


  • Tag Fee for passenger vehicles and trucks weighing up to 14,000 loaded = $20.00
  • Title Transfer Fee = $18.00
  • Trailer Tag Fee = $12.00*
  • Replacement Tag, Decal, or Title = $8.00

*Trailers with a gross vehicle weight of less than 2,000 pounds are not required to be titled in Georgia. The previous registration is required.

Trucks with a gross vehicle weight over 14,000 (Truck and load) fees are based on the weight.

Certain persons may be eligible for a handicap tag or parking placard. To obtain the form necessary to acquire this tag please click HERE.

Vehicle Tag Renewals

Vehicle Tag Renewals can be processed by mail or by bringing to the Tax Commissioners Office. Renewals must be made on or before the birth date of the primary owner when owned by an individual, or the last day of the month for a business.

The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date.

We accept check, cash, Visa, Master Card, or Discover for payments of Tag Renewals.

The office is located at 209 N. Parrish Avenue, Suite C, Adel, GA 31620. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Website at