Replacing a Lost Registration in Georgia

Georgia law requires you to keep a copy of your registration in your vehicle and validation sticker on your license plate. If you’ve lost or damaged either of these items, you’ll need to replace them ASAP, or you run the risk of fines and tickets.

Luckily, the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division has made it cheap and headache-free to replace a vehicle registration or plate decal.

Keep reading for details!

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Replace a Lost GA Registration

If you’ve lost or damaged your registration, don’t panic—just follow these steps.

You can request a duplicate registration from the Georgia MVD by mail or in person. For either of these options, you’ll need:

  • A completed and signed Application for a Replacement Registration Certificate* (Form MV-5).
    • You’ll need to know your:
      • Registration expiration date.
      • Plate number.
      • Vehicle identification number (VIN).

      Need help finding your VIN?

      Your vehicle identification number can usually be located:

      • On your title.
      • On the dashboard near the driver's-side windshield.
      • In the spot where the driver's door latches closed.
    • You CANNOT submit:
      • A photocopy of your completed form.
      • A form with any alterations.
  • Payment for the $1 registration certificate replacement fee.

Submit your application and payment by:

  • Mailing it to your county tag office in Georgia.
    • Payment must be in the form of a check or money order. DO NOT send cash.
    OR
  • Going in person to your local tag office.

*NOTE: Certain county offices don’t require this form, and mailing a note requesting a duplicate registration card will suffice. Contact your local office to see if this applies to your county, and what to include in the note.

Replacing Lost or Stolen Stickers

If you lost or damaged the decal on your Georgia license plate (or it was stolen), you’ll have to request a duplicate in person at your local county tag office. This also applies to those whose renewal decal never arrived in the mail.

Bring with you:

Duplicate Registration Fees in GA

The fees associated with replacing a sticker or registration certificate are as follows:

  • Replacement registration: $1.
  • Replacement decal: $8.

Forms

MV-7
Application for Replacement License Plate (Tag) and/or Decal
Submit this form to the GA Motor Vehicle Division to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged license plate OR disability parking decal.
MV-5
Application for a Replacement Registration Certificate
Use this form to request a replacement GA registration certificate from the MVD if yours is lost, stolen, or damaged.
T-200
Affidavit of Non-Receipt of an Original License Plate/Renewal Decal
Include this affidavit to request a replacement license plate OR decal because you never received the original from the GA Motor Vehicle Division. Must be notarized.

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