Motor Vehicle Services

New residents to Georgia must have the following documents in order to register a vehicle:

Vehicle With No Lien

1. Out of State Title
2. Current Registration from Previous State
3. Proof of Georgia Insurance
4. Georgia Drivers License with Peach County Address
5. Current Mileage (not required if vehicle is 10 years old or older)

Vehicle With Lien

1. T-17 Affidavit of Lien Holder (available at tag office)
2. Proof of Georgia Insurance
3. Georgia Drivers License with Peach County Address
4. Current Mileage  (not required if vehicle is 10 years old or older)

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Taxes

Taxes on Motor Vehicles are due on the owner’s birth date. Vehicles owned by a business pay tax based on the first letter of the Business name. The tax is based on the 40% value of the vehicle. Taxes are due on a vehicle, even when the vehicle is not in use.

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Fees

Tag Fee for passenger vehicles and trucks weighing up to 14,000 loaded                         $20.00

Title Transfer Fee

$18.00

Trailer Tag Fee

$12.00*

Replacement Tag, Decal, or Title

  $8.00

*Trailers with a gross vehicle weight of less than 2,000 pounds or less, loaded, are not required to be titled in Georgia. A Bill of Sale is required.

Trucks with a gross vehicle weight over 14,000 (Truck and load) fees are based on the weight.

If seller is different from last owner, a form T-22B Inspection Form, completed by a Law Enforcement Officer, is required.

 


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Vehicle Tag Renewals

Vehicle Tag Renewals can be processed by mail by completing the renewal form received in the mail and returning it to the Tax Commissioners Office or bringing this form to the office. Renewals must be made on or before the birth date of the primary owner when owned by an individual, or the last day of the month for a business.

The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date.

We accept check, cash, Visa, or Master Card for payments of Tag Renewals.

The telephone number for the tag office is (478) 825-3161; the fax number is (478) 827-1312. The office is located in the Peach County Courthouse 205 West Church Street, sSuite 103, Fort Valley, Georgia. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The office in Byron is located in the Byron Municipal Complex and is open 8:30 a.m. until Noon and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is (478) 654-6521; fax is (478) 654-6510.



For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Website http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/.

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