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Georgia Steele
Director
4125 Welcome All Road
Atlanta GA 30349
Phone: 1-855-406-5221
Email: motorvehicleinquiry@dor.ga.gov

Customer Service
What is needed to obtain a Georgia title for a vehicle that has been inherited or purchased from an estate?
Vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2013 and titled in this state will be exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax. Instead, these vehicles will be subject to a new, one-time title ad valorem tax that is based on the value of the vehicle.

More information on the Title Ad Valorem Tax fee is available at www.newtitletax.com
 
Note:  If a Georgia title has  not  been issued for the vehicle and the inheritor is  not  a legal resident of Georgia, the inheritor must obtain a title in his or her name first from his or her home state  before  selling or transferring the ownership of the vehicle to a Georgia resident..

1) A completed and signed  Form MV-1 Title/Tag Application.
 
2) An original valid title issued in the deceased's name or properly assigned to the deceased  with  all recorded liens and/or security interests released in the spaces provided on the title..
 
If the vehicle is currently titled in Georgia in the deceased's name, the original title should be submitted only if it is available since a replacement title  cannot  be issued in a deceased person's name. If the vehicle's title is issued to someone else or the vehicle is titled in another state, the title must be submitted issued to or properly assigned to the deceased.
 
3) A completed and signed  Form T-4 Lien or Security Interest Release
 
4) Inheritance Document - Submit a certified copy of the Letters of Testamentary/Administration; Year's Support,  or  the following:.
a) A completed and signed  Form T-20 Affidavit of Inheritance  in the inheritor's full legal name. If there is only one heir, a legible copy of No Administration Necessary may be submitted in lieu of Form T-20 Affidavit of Inheritance..
 
When Form T-20 Affidavit of Inheritance is submitted, the inheritor  must  title the vehicle in his/her name first  before  selling or transferring the ownership of the vehicle..
 
b) A certified copy of the deceased's death certificate.
 
c) If the deceased left a Will that is  not  to be probated, i.e. will contains only "limited" assets, a legible copy of the non-probated Will must be submitted..
 
d) If the inheritor does  not  have Letters of Testamentary/Administration, he/she must title the vehicle in his/her name first  before  selling or transferring the ownership of the vehicle..
 
5) Title Issued to a Company Whose Sole Owner is Deceased - If the vehicle's title is issued in a company's name and the deceased was the sole owner of the company, submit a signed letter from the office that issues business license stating the deceased (using his/her name as it appears on his/her death certificate) was the sole owner of the company.
 
6) Transfer Document - If you purchased the vehicle from an estate, the executor named in the Letters of Testamentary/Administration, must complete the title assignment transferring ownership to you using your full legal name. If the title is not available, the executor must title the vehicle in his/her name or in the name of the estate first before transferring ownership when an odometer disclosure is required on a title. If the vehicle is exempt from the odometer disclosure requirements and the title is not available, the executor should complete and sign a  Form T-7 Bill of Sale  , transferring the ownership of the vehicle to you, the purchaser..
 
7) Executor is Deceased - If the executor of the estate is deceased, Temporary Letters of Administration may be submitted.  The executor named in the Temporary Letters of Administration may apply for a title in the name of the estate  only  .  The temporary executor  cannot  sell or transfer the ownership of the vehicle without  Permanent  Letters of Administration..
 
8) $18.00 title fee plus any title penalty that may be due for late application.
An owner has thirty (30) days from the vehicle's purchase or transfer date to apply for a Georgia title to avoid being charged a $10.00 title penalty. This penalty fee does  not  apply when the inheritor is applying for a title in his or her name. An additional $10.00 title penalty is due if the applicant previously applied for a Georgia title for this vehicle in his or her name and their application was returned accompanied by a letter requesting additional action or documents before title issuance and compliance has  not  been made within sixty (60) days of the accompanying letter's date..