New to the State of Georgia:
Individuals moving to Georgia have 30 calendar days to register their vehicles. Customers are required to pay the following:
- Title Fee - $18.00
- Tag Fee - $20.00
- Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT).
- Business owned vehicles (including leases) requires full payment of TAVT at the time of registration
- Individually owned vehicles - there are two options in which to pay:
- Pay entire amount up front
- Pay a minimum of 50% of TAVT upon registration with the remaining balance due within 1 year
The following is a list of items needed to register your vehicle in DeKalb County: Proof of ownership, which could be either of the following:
- Out of state title
- If title is held by lien holder you must submit one of the following:
- Copy of the out of state title and the most current out of state registration
- Original purchase agreement listing dealer name, complete name and address of lien holder and copy of the most recent out of state registration
- If lien is held in the following states, you must present the title:
- KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NY, OK, SD, WI, WY
- Leased vehicle
- Lessee (customer) must present the original lease agreement along with an original notarized Power-of-Attorney from the leasing company authorizing the lessee to register the vehicle in Georgia. Additionally, a copy of the title from the lien holder is required.
- Passing Georgia emissions test
- Valid Georgia insurance
- Georgia Driver’s License or ID card with your current DeKalb County address
- Proof of DeKalb County address, if Georgia Driver’s License or ID card does not have your current address:
- Lease, deed or closing statement
- Current utility statement i.e. gas, light or water
- Current paycheck stub
- Current bank statement
New to DeKalb County:
You must notify our office if you have moved within DeKalb County or from another county.
An updated address on your driver’s license will not appear in our database due to the fact that we are not affiliated with the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services. Please contact us to change your address.