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Georgia law requires that motor vehicle operated on the roads and highways in the State of Georgia be titled and registered at the County Tag Office where the owner lives. New residents must register their vehicle within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. offers free license plate lookup that will reveal past ownership, title information, liens, odometer reading and salvage records. Search license plates registered in the state of Georgia:

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Georgia License Plates & Placards

Georgia law requires that any person wanting to operate a motor vehicle on the roadways of this state obtain a Georgia driver’s license or permit within 30 days of becoming a resident.

Georgia residents have seven days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle at your County Tag Office. For new residents, you have 30 days from the date you move to Georgia to register your motor vehicle, tractor, motorcycle, or trailer and get a Georgia license plate at your County Tag Office.

You have 30 days from the purchase or transfer date to register and obtain a license plate or to transfer your existing Georgia license plate from a vehicle you no longer own, to this vehicle. To be able to transfer the license plate, both vehicles (previously owned vehicle and the newly acquired vehicle) must require the same category license plate.

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

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  • Standard
  • 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.

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 a VIN 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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