Individuals have 30 calendar days after establishing residency to register their vehicles. The out-of-state vehicle registration is no longer valid after the 30-day period. If you do not register your vehicle within 30 days, penalties and fines are assessed.
New residents are required to pay a one-time title ad valorem tax (title tax) of 3%. The full amount is due upon titling any motor vehicle. Click here to determine the amount due.
- If you have a lienholder: The Georgia title will be mailed to the lienholder on file.
- If you do not have a lienholder: The Georgia title will be mailed to the registered owner at the address on file.
When your vehicle requires a Georgia title, you will be unable to register your vehicle and obtain a Georgia license plate (tag) or to transfer an existing Georgia license plate to the vehicle without a Georgia title already issued in your name or without applying for a title at the time of registration. Click here for a list of vehicle types required to be titled in Georgia.