New Residents

Who Must Register

New residents must purchase a Georgia Tag and/or decal within 30 days after residence is established. Visitors who remain in the state for less than 90 days, and out-of-state students are not required to register their vehicles in Georgia as long as they display a valid license plate from their home state unless they accept employment or engage in any trade, profession, or occupation in the State; or enter their children in Georgia public schools. In this case, they must purchase a Georgia tag and/or decal within 30 days after entering Georgia.

How to Register

If you are coming in from another state, you must register in person at one of the two following locations:
West Augusta Tag Office
2816 Washington Rd Ste 109
Augusta, GA 30909
South Augusta Tag Office
3463-A Peach Orchard Rd
Augusta, GA 30906

You must bring the following:
  • Current drivers license of all owners
  • Your title or finance papers if the title is held by a lienholder and mailing address of lienholder
  • Your current out-of-state registration
  • Georgia Insurance company binder sheet
  • Odometer reading and the date you purchased the vehicle