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Register a Vehicle

If you own a vehicle, you must pay an annual state registration.

There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle and you may have to pay extra fees for special tags. There's also an annual vehicle tax (ad valorem) if you purchased the vehicle before March 1, 2013. Vehicles registered in metro Atlanta are also subject to annual emissions inspections.

How Do I Register a Vehicle?

  • Get Prepared

    Locate your local county tag office from the list at DOR.

  • Gather What You’ll Need

    If you purchased your motor vehicle before March 1, 2013, you'll continue to pay the annual ad valorem tax. Calculate that tax

  • Create & Submit Application

    You will need to complete Form MV-1 (application for a title and license plate).

  • Next Steps

    Take the form to your County Tag Office and pay the fee and applicable taxes.


Motor Vehicle Division: Office


4125 Welcome All Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349
United States

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  • Sunday:   closed
  • Monday - Friday:   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:   closed
All in Eastern Time Zone



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This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.