Replacing a Lost Registration in Georgia
Duplicate Vehicle Registrations and License Plates in Georgia
If your Georgia vehicle registration certificate or license plates were lost, stolen, or damaged, you should request duplicates from the GA Department of Revenue (DOR) as soon as you are able.
If you are pulled over for a traffic violation and you are not able to provide your current vehicle registration documents, you run the risk of receiving additional fines and tickets. If you drive around without your license plates, or if they're missing or damaged beyond the point of legibility, there is a high chance that you will be pulled over, receive a traffic citation, and possibly have your vehicle impounded.
On this page you'll find information about replacing your Georgia vehicle registration documents and license plates.
If you have specific questions pertaining to your lost vehicle registration or license plates, please contact the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
NOTE: If your vehicle registration documents, license plates, or registration stickers were stolen, you should contact your local law enforcement agency to file a police report.
How to Replace Georgia Car Registration Certificates
To request a replacement Georgia registration card, you'll need to complete an Application for a Replacement Registration Certificate (Form MV-5) and submit it to your local GA county tag office.
If there are multiple owners listed on the vehicle, all of the listed owners will need to go to the Georgia county tag office with you, and each of you will need to provide your current GA driver's license or state-issued ID card.
The fee for a replacement vehicle registration card is $1.
Processing Your Lost Registration
Each county has its own rules and regulations regarding title and registration applications and procedures. To determine whether you need to mail in the application or submit it in person, please contact your local GA DOR tag office. The time it takes to receive your replacement and the specific documents you must provide during your replacement request may vary from county to county.
Lost Your Vehicle Title?
If your vehicle's title is lost or damaged, please visit our Replacing a Lost Title page for information on how to get a replacement copy.
How to Replace License Plates and Registration Stickers
If your Georgia license plates or registration stickers are lost, stolen, or damaged, you'll need to complete an Application for Replacement License Plate (Tag) and/or Decal (Form MV-7) and submit it to the Georgia DOR.
NOTE: If your license plate was stolen, you should contact your local law enforcement agency to file a police report. You'll need to provide a copy of the police report when you make your application for replacement with the Georgia Department of Revenue. If you don't have one, then you'll need to also complete a Report of and/or Surrender of Georgia License Plate (Form T-158) surrendering your old license plate number.
The fee for a replacement tag or decal is $8, but that fee is waived if you never received the original in the mail. If this is the case, you'll need to complete the portion of the replacement application certifying that you never received the tag in the mail. Your signature will need to be notarized on this section of the form.
Report of and/or Surrender of Georgia License Plate - T-158
Submit this form to give up your GA license plate number if your car has been repossessed, salvaged, abandoned, or taken by court order.
Application for Replacement License Plate (Tag) and/or Decal - MV-7
Submit this form to the GA Motor Vehicle Division to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged license plate OR disability parking decal.
Application for a Replacement Registration Certificate - MV-5
Use this form to request a replacement GA registration certificate from the MVD if yours is lost, stolen, or damaged.