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    Georgia License Plates

    When you title and register your vehicle in Georgia, you'll be able to choose from a variety of license plates.

    On this page you'll find an overview of the options you have when it comes to choosing and customizing a tag for your vehicle.

    Surrendering Your Georgia License Plates

    Georgia does not require you to return your license plates after relocating to another state or selling your vehicle.

    Georgia Specialty License Plates

    Georgia offers a variety of specialty license plates for your vehicle. The extensive list of sample plates includes college and government, 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 and want to have it personalized, you'll need to submit a completed Personal Special Prestige License Plate Application (Form MV-9B). Military plates will require you to submit a Request for Manufacture of a Special Veteran License Plate (Form MV-9W). 

    GA Prestige Plates

    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 a Personal Special Prestige License Plate Application (Form MV-9B) requesting 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.

    Model Year Plates in Georgia

    If you wish to display the Georgia plate coinciding with the vehicle's model year, you'll have to complete an Affidavit of Ownership (Form T-224), 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.

    Disabled Permits in Georgia

    If you are disabled, you may apply for a handicapped license plate by completing a Disabled Person's Parking Affidavit (Form MV-9D). 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 fee, or a disabled person's license plate, for a $20 fee plus any taxes due.

    Replace Lost Handicapped Plate or Placard

    To replace, submit a complete Disabled Person's Parking Affidavit (Form MV-9D).