Is there a late fee or penalty for expired vehicle registration in Georgia? Georgia

Penalties and Fees for Late Vehicle Registration in Georgia

The Georgia (GA) Department of Revenue (DOR) sets late fees and penalties assessed for completing a car registration late. Registration renewal paperwork is completed and submitted at local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) offices.

GA residents are required to register their motor vehicles within 30 days of purchasing a new car or a used car. Vehicles are also renewed annually in GA.

Residents are assessed a late fee when they renew an expired registration. Late registration fees are as follows:

  • $20 for passenger motor vehicles and light trucks.
  • 10% of the ad valorem tax amount (this tax is based on the value of your car).
  • 25% of the tag fees (in addition to the standard tax fees).
Pay late fees and penalties at a local MVD office using a check, a money order, or cash. The GA MVD will not accept out-of-state checks.

GA residents are encouraged to renew their vehicle registration before it expires. Doing so can help them to avoid a traffic ticket.

Vehicles Exempt from Registration in Georgia

Vehicles that do not required GA vehicle registration are:

  • Mopeds.
  • All-terrain and off-road motor vehicles.
  • Motorized carts.
  • Farm trackers.
  • Agriculture trailers that weigh fewer than 3,500 pounds (vehicle must be used for farming).

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