When and where must I renew my vehicle's license plate (tag)?
 
Where to Renew
Renew your vehicle's Georgia license plate (tag) at the Tax Commissioner's Tag Office in the county in Georgia where you currently reside during the owner's registration period. The owner is the owner shown first on the vehicle's title or tag registration certificate (for vehicles not requiring a Georgia title). For a business owned and/or operated vehicle, renew the license plate (tag) at the Tax Commissioner's Tag Office in the county in Georgia where your business is located during the owner's registration period.

Click here  for information regarding IRP (International Registration Plan) tags.

Click here  for information regarding dealer, distributor, manufacturer and transporter tags.

 
When to Renew
There are three (3) different types of registration systems in Georgia:  
1)  Year-round registration (in the majority of counties).

2)  Four month non-staggered registration system.

3)  Four-month staggered registration (Talbot county only).

 
Penalties
In addition to the regular annual license plate registration fee, any ad valorem taxes due, any fees associated with a special license plate, and the $1.00 mailing fee (if your tag or decal is to be mailed to you), the following penalties will be assessed if you fail to renew your vehicle's license plate during your registration period:
1) 25% of the license plate fee

2) 10% of the ad valorem tax