Georgia License Plate Lookup

Free Georgia License Plate Lookup

Lookup and search your Georgia license plate and get a free complete vehicle history report including: salvage status, theft or accident records, recalls and more!

Georgia license plate lookup is an online tool you can use to obtain a vehicle history. There are several ways to lookup license plate information in the state. One way is by visiting the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) website. The MVD website allows you to perform a license plate lookup by entering the license plate number and the state of registration. You can also perform a VIN (vehicle identification number) lookup by entering the VIN number. The results of the lookup may include information such as the vehicle’s make, model, and year, as well as the registered owner’s name and address. offers free a license plate lookup search that will reveal past ownership, title information, liens, odometer reading and salvage records. Search license plates registered in the state of Georgia by simply entering the license plate above.

Georgia License Plates & Placards

In the state of Georgia, license plates are issued by the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR). The DOR is responsible for registering vehicles and issuing license plates to vehicle owners. When a vehicle is purchased or otherwise acquired, the owner must apply for a license plate and registration within 30 days of the acquisition date. A Georgia license plate must be affixed to the vehicle in order for the vehicle to be legally operate on public roads..

All lost or stolen license plates and/or decals should be reported to law enforcement. Replacement license plates can be applied for at your County Tag Office.

Types of Georgia License Plates

The standard passenger vehicle license plates in Georgia have a white background with blue characters and the license plate number is assigned by the state. The plate number contains one letter followed by four digits, and the letter indicates the county where the vehicle is registered.

In addition to standard license plates, Georgia also offers the following license plates:

  • Alternative Fuel
  • Georgia Colleges and State Universities
  • Military Veteran
  • Motorcycle
  • National Guard and US Reserve
  • Special Interest

Specialty and Prestige (personal/vanity) license plates are only allowed on private passenger vehicles. Prestige license plates can be applied for at your County Tag Office. Check and see if the Prestige License Plate you want is available.

How Do You Get a License Plate in Georgia?

Georgia law requires that motor vehicle operated on the roads and highways in the state be titled and registered with the GA Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). Registrations are handled in the county where the vehicle owner resides. Registration and titling procedure is completed at the same time.

Georgia residents have seven days from the date of purchase to register their vehicle at the County Tag Office where the owner lives. New residents must register their vehicle within 30 days of establishing residency in the state.

When purchasing a new or used car from a dealership, the owner will be required to complete the registration process since only the application for vehicle’s title will be handled by the dealership.

Transferring of License Plates in Georgia

You can transfer a license plate from one car to another. If you purchase the vehicle from a dealer, the dealer can transfer the license plate. If you purchase from an individual, visit your County Tag Office within 30 days of purchasing or acquiring a new vehicle.

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  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup the Georgia license plate to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

Run a Free Georgia License Plate Lookup to uncover the full-story of your Georgia-registered vehicle.

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