***In order to change your address in the Georgia Registration and Titling program you must have a valid driver's license reflecting your current address!***
Out of State Vehicle Registration
Vehicles that are new to the State and newly acquired vehicles must be registered within 30 days of the day you move to Georgia or the day you purchase the vehicle, respectively. The only exceptions are non-resident military personnel and full-time college students.
New Georgia Residents must have a Georgia Driver's License and Georgia Insurance in order to transfer a title and acquire Georgia registration. If you have a lien on your vehicle you will need your most recent registration, Georgia Driver's License, Georgia Insurance and the name and address of your lien holder.
The Tax Commissioner is responsible for the registration of motor vehicles and the collection of all registration fees, taxes and penalties specified by Georgia law. Ad valorem taxes, if due, are collected when the vehicle is registered.
O.C.G.A. § 48-5C-1 effective March 1, 2013 requires all Ad Valorem Tax to be paid on vehicles that require a title at the time of title application, these vehicles are exempt from sales and use tax and annual ad valorem tax, also known as the "birthday tax". TAVT is a one-time tax that is imposed on the fair market value (or taxable base) of the vehicle The manner in which fair market value is determined depends on whether the motor vehicle is new or used.