Registering a Vehicle

How to own a vehicle in


as a non-US resident

Address requirements
None required.
Identity requirements
Georgia driver’s license or ID
Average cost to own a vehicle
6.6% of the vehicle's value
Plus registration fees of:

Presence requirements

The US states, not the national government, control vehicle ownership in the United States.
In order to own a vehicle in any US state, you must establish a presence in that state.
These are the presence requirements to own a vehicle in this state:


Georgia address required to own a vehicle in Georgia.

Proof of Residency at Address

None required.


Georgia driver’s license or ID

Cost of owning a vehicle

When you register a vehicle - apply for ownership and permission to drive it on public roads - two costs are due:
  • Sales tax
  • Registration fees
Sales tax and registration fees are due in the state in which the vehicle is registered, not where the vehicle is purchased.
These are the costs to own a vehicle in this state.
Sales tax is due where a vehicle is owned, not where it is bought - so owning a vehicle in Montana can save you hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.

Sales tax (state + local average)

6.6% of the vehicle's value

Registration fees


Inspection Requirements

In order to register a vehicle (or renew a registration in this state, the vehicle must meet the following inspection requirements:
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)

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• No US driver's license requirement
• No vehicle inspection requirement
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