License Plates & Placards in Georgia
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Georgia offers a variety of specialty license plates for your vehicle. The extensive list of sample plates includes college, government, and military plates, as well as special interest plates. Click on the tag you're interested in to find out the costs involved and the documents you'll need in order to apply for one of these specialty tags. If you decide to order one, you'll need the application form.
Some call them vanity plates, and some call them personalized plates―but Georgia calls custom license plates "prestige" plates. To apply for one of these, you must complete an MV-9B application requesting up to six different choices for your vehicle (you will receive the first one that is available). The application spells out which letter and number combinations may be used.
Requests for obscene, profane, or defamatory tags will be denied, as will requests for tags already in existence.
In addition to the ad valorem tax on your vehicle, each year you will need to pay a $35 special tag fee and a $20 registration fee. You'll also need to pay a $25 manufacturing fee the first time you order the tag.
To qualify for these tags, your vehicle must be over twenty-five (25) years old. Or, your vehicle must be designed and manufactured to replicate an antique vehicle.
The annual registration fee is $20, and there isn't a special tag fee. You may transfer the tags to another antique vehicle in your possession.
If you wish to display the Georgia plate coinciding with the vehicle's model year, you'll have to complete an affidavit, and the vehicle must be from 1970 or earlier. Take the form to a county tag agent office, where a visual inspection on the vehicle must be completed.
Remember to keep the current tags in the vehicle at all times, along with the affidavit.
If you are disabled, you may apply for a handicapped license plate by completing an MV-9D application. Part of the application will need to be completed by your doctor identifying your disability and certifying that it is either permanent or temporary.
You can apply for a temporary or permanent placard or a special permanent parking permit for free. The special parking permit is for vehicles that have been specially equipped; the two other placards mentioned here are portable and can be used in any vehicle the handicapped person is either driving or riding in.
If you are disabled, you can also apply for a parking decal, for a $5 fee, or a disabled person's license plate, for a $20 fee plus any taxes due. The decal is good for four years; the license plate must be renewed each year.
Replace Lost Handicapped Plate or Placard
To replace, submit a complete Disabled Person's Parking Affidavit.
The state does not require Georgia residents to return their license plates after relocating to another state. Learn more on our GA License Plate Surrender page.
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- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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