New Residents

  • New residents must register their vehicles within thirty days of establishing residency in Georgia. A Georgia Driver's License must be obtained before registering your vehicle.
  • Out-of-state titles must be surrendered and transferred to Georgia titles (year models 1985 and older are not required to be titled in Georgia). If there is a lien on the vehicle and you do not have the title, we must have the current registration, name and address of the lien holder along with the account number. Additionally, leased vehicles require a power of attorney from the leasing company.
  • Georgia liability insurance is required to be transmitted to the state's data base 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.
  • New residents to Georgia will be subject to TAVT when they apply for their new title.

New residents are required to pay:

  • $18 title fee
  • $20 tag fee
  • Only one-time 3% TAVT of FMV on each vehicle when transferring from another state.

New residents must title/register within 30 days or will receive late penalties.

TAVT Estimator