In order to register a vehicle in Georgia, you need a Georgia driver's license and a Georgia address.
Getting a Georgia driver's license is not an easy process. We recommend starting your visit in another state, or using visitor.us' services to register a vehicle that you buy in Georgia.
Georgia vehicle registrations are handled by Georgia's Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
If you purchase your vehicle from a dealership, the dealer will issue you a Georgia Temporary Operating Permit, valid for 30 days, whether you plan to register your vehicle in Georgia or elsewhere.
Georgia Temporary Operating Permits are not available for private party purchases.
If you plan to register your vehicle in Georgia, the dealer will apply for title, but not registration, on your behalf. To apply for registration, bring the required items (below) to a Georgia MVD office in the same county as your registration address.
For vehicles being registered in Georgia, Georgia sales taxes are payable to the dealer upon sale, or the MVD upon registration (if purchased from a private party).
The vehicle's title must be signed by the owner(s) printed on the title, its odometer reading recorded (if less than 10 years in age), and be free of all liens in order for the prior owner's interest to be released.
A Georgia driver's license is required to register a vehicle in Georgia.
A bill of sale is not required to register a vehicle in Georgia, although signing one with the vehicle's seller is recommended.
Vehicles ages 3-25 years and trucks >8,500 lbs require an emissions inspections if registered in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale (Atlanta metro areas).
Safety inspections are not required in Georgia.
VIN inspections are not required in Georgia.
Georgia's minimum liability insurance limits are 25/50/25. Proof of insurance is required to register a vehicle in Georgia.
Georgia does not require proof of residency to register a vehicle.
Vehicles registered in Georgia must be registered to a Georgia address.