The Peach State
Moved to Georgia? Register your vehicle
As a Georgia resident, you must register your vehicles and apply for Georgia certificates of title, when a Georgia title is required, within thirty (30) days of establishing residency in this state at the Tax Commissioner's Office in the county in Georgia where you reside. Generally, 1986 and newer year model vehicles require a Georgia certificate of title.
County Tax Commissioners' Offices in this state have varying rules for new residents. Most require a new resident to appear in person at their office with the following:
- Show your valid Georgia driver's license or state-issued identification card when applying in-person.
- A completed MV-1 tag and title application in the vehicle owner's full legal name and signed.
- Original valid out-of-state title; manufacturer's statement of origin; or a registration from a non-title state, if your vehicle is a 1986 or newer year model vehicle currently registered in a state or country that does not issue titles for this type and/or year model vehicle, must be submitted.
- A completed and signed T-22B Certification of Inspection form must accompany an application for registration of a vehicle that is not eligible for a Georgia title, i.e. A 1963-1985 year model vehicle. This form is also required with applications for Georgia title for 1986 and newer year model vehicles that are supported by a registration from a non-title state or country.
- Your vehicle must be covered with Georgia liability insurance before it can be legally operated in this state and before a tag can be issued, renewed, replaced or transferred.
- Submit proof that your vehicle has passed an emission's inspection when required for your vehicle in your county of residence.
- Pay all fees and applicable taxes with cash, check, or money order payable to the Office of the Tax Commissioner.