Georgia License Plate Information Summary
Registering your vehicle in Georgia will get you access to your new license plates. You will renew your Georgia license plate when you renew your registration. In most cases, you have the chance to transfer your license plate from your old vehicle to your new vehicle.
Georgia License Plates Offered
The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) issues standard plates, disability plates, vanity plates, and various other plates for special interests. You can contact your local DOR to find out what types of plates are currently available.
They are currently required for most vehicles on the road, including motorcycles, trailers, and recreational vehicles.
When you buy your vehicle from a dealership, you will get a temporary Georgia license plate that is good for 30 days.
You will also get two stickers for your Georgia license plate. One shows when it expires. The other identifies the county you live in.
When You Need To Get Georgia License Plates
You have 30 days after you buy a vehicle or move into the state to get new license plates.
To apply for your Georgia license plate and registration, you'll need the vehicle's title, proof of insurance, ID, and a check to cover the various fees.
Keeping Your License Plates Up To Date
Your stickers will tell you when your Georgia license plate expires. You will also get a notice in the mail. You can then renew your license and registration in person or by mail. Some counties also offer an online service.
You'll then get a new sticker to put on your plate.
If Your Georgia License Plates Are Stolen
Should your Georgia license plates be stolen, your first step is to contact the police. You will not be able to replace them otherwise.
Then you need to go in person to the DOR with the report and $8, in cash or check form.
Transferring Or Surrendering Your License Plates
You never have to surrender your Georgia license plate. You can keep it or throw it away if you don't need it anymore. You may, however, lose your Georgia license plate due to repossession, or if your vehicle is taken by police for a serious traffic infraction.
You can transfer your plate by bringing your title and registration information to a DOR office with the $20 transfer fee in cash or check form.
Georgia License Plate Costs
License plate fees in Georgia are $20 for a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, $12 for a trailer, and $48 if you want a permanent trailer plate.