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Georgia Forms and DMV Information

Tags & Titles has years of experience with vehicle title and registration in the state of Georgia. We have provided a list of common forms, emissions requirements, renewal requirements and other information below.

Emissions Requirements

In 2024, if your vehicle is a 2000 – 2021 model year gasoline-powered car or light-duty truck (8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less) registered in one of the counties listed below, then your vehicle must be emissions tested.

Cherokee | Clayton | Cobb | Coweta | DeKalb | Douglas | Fayette | Forsyth | Fulton | Gwinnett | Henry | Paulding | Rockdale

Out-of-Area Extensions: If you (or a family member) and your Georgia-registered vehicle are temporarily located outside the 13-county emission testing area of Georgia due to school, military or business obligations, you may qualify for an Out-of-Area Extension. Visit the Georgia Clean Air Force website for applications and information.

Repair Waivers:  To apply for a repair waiver, visit a Georgia Clean Air Force Center.

Renewals in Georgia

Year-round registration (most counties)
Individuals who reside in year-round registration counties may register 30 days prior to their birthday. The registration period ends at midnight on the birthday of the first person listed on the tag receipt (registration).

Business renewals are based on the first letter of the business name.
First Letter of Business Name – Expiration Month

A or B – January
C or D – February
E, F, 4, 5, or 8 – March
G or H – April
I or J – May
K or L – June
M, N, or 9 – July
O, P, or 1 – August
Q or R – September
S, T, 2, 3, 6, or 7 – October
U, V, or W – November
X, Y, Z or 0 – December

Four-Month Non-Staggered Renewal Registration
Citizens in the following counties can renew anytime between January 1 and April 30:


Four-Month Staggered Registration (Talbot County only – individuals)
Citizens in the following counties may renew during the periods that correspond to their birthdays.

Individuals with birthdays in January, February, or March register in January.
Individuals with birthdays in April, May, or June register in February.
Individuals with birthdays in July, August, or September register in March.
Individuals with birthdays in October, November, or December register in April.

Businesses, Business Lessees, or Entities (not individuals)
Businesses may renew during the periods that correspond to the first letter of their last names.

If the name begins with A, B, C, or D, register in January.
If the name begins with E, F, G, H, I, J, or K, register in February.
If the name begins with L, M, N, O, P, Q, or R, register in March.
If the name begins with S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z, register in April.

Note: In addition to registration fees, Ad Valorem Taxes, fees associated with special license plates, and the mailing fee, the following penalties are assessed if you fail to renew your license plate during your registration period:

25% of the license plate fee
10% of the Ad Valorem tax

IRS Form 2290 Heavy Road Use Tax:
To process a registration for a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, a current year IRS Form 2290 is required (An entirely legible and clear copy of the 2290 must be submitted. It must be stamped by the IRS as received and paid. The stamp must be legible).