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Tags are due on or before your birthday, unless it's in a Business name or IRP. You can renew your tags online at Renew Tags Online. You will need your license plate or VIN and your drivers license or letter ID.

If you’ve purchased a new vehicle or looking at buying one, you can find out how much TAVT you will owe by clicking the link. Calculate TAVT (Title Tax) . You will need the VIN of the vehicle.

For all other online tag, registration and related services, such as going green, cancelling your registration, changing your address, etc., visit

As of March 2013 there will no longer be sales tax on the purchase of motor vehicles. A 6.6% Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) is now required on every title transfer based on the State's fair market value and is due at the time of the title transfer.

Remember: A tag cannot be renewed online if the vehicle

  • Does not have a valid Georgia Insurance policy, which must be electronically transmitted to the state database by the insurance company
  • Weighs over 8,500 pounds
  • Is covered by a Georgia Fleet insurance policy
  • Is covered by a Georgia self-insured insurance policy
  • Currently has a specialty license plate that requires supporting documentation in order to renew the registration (e.g., military, certified firefighters and amateur radio plates)
  • Registered owner needs an address change.
The vehicle registration must be renewed by the renewal date each year or tax and tag penalties will be assessed.

New Residents

New residents must title and register their vehicles within thirty days of establishing residency in Georgia. A Georgia Driver's License must be obtained with your current address before registering your vehicle. New to Georgia will pay 3% TAVT and it is all due at the time of title transfer and registration.

Vehicles Bought From Dealer

Vehicles bought from dealer must be registered within 30 days from the date of purchase. The dealer will be responsible for collecting the TAVT and sending to the county with the title paperwork. Dealer title work must be applied for through ETR, unless it is an out of state title, disabled veteran exemption, non-resident, or other special circumstances.

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to ensure their vehicle is properly registered. Vehicle owners must renew their registration every year during the 60-day period, which ends on their birthday. If the vehicle is owned by more than one person, then the birthday of the person's name that appears first on the title is used to determine the registration period. In other words, tags expire on the birthday of the first owner shown on the title. You should receive a bill 60 days prior to renewal. Penalties apply after the birthday deadline. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not relieve the penalty.

Individual to Individual Sales

Individual to Individual Sales are required to pay the TAVT upon applying for the title. Title must be applied for within 7 days of the date of purchase.

Georgia Liability Insurance

Georgia liability insurance is required to be transmitted to the state's database by your insurance company in order to register your vehicle. The vehicle must always be covered by liability insurance or a lapse in coverage penalty will apply. If you cancel the insurance, you must also cancel the registration.

The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax ($5.00 minimum) and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date.


If you trade in a vehicle...keep your old tag. As long as the tag and the vehicle are in the same name, we can transfer that tag to your new vehicle. All vehicles that are 1986 or newer requires a Georgia title in order to register it. Proof of title (bill of sale for 1985 and older) is required to purchase a tag or transfer a tag from a vehicle you no longer own.

The State of Georgia has a variety of tags from which to choose. Visit the Georgia Department of Revenue/Motor Vehicle Division for tag samples at

For further information regarding vehicle registration, please visit the State of Georgia Motor Vehicle Division website at

Mail or Drop box
If renewing by mail, renewal payments should be mailed a week prior to the renewal date to allow time for processing. All renewal requirements must be met before the renewal can be processed. If a renewal is submitted without all the required information, it will be returned to the owner and tax/tag penalties will be applied. The Drop box will be checked daily.

Payment methods include personal checks, money orders or cash.

Renewal payments can be mailed to:

Meriwether County Tax Commissioner
P.O. Box 279
Greenville, GA 30222

Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Meriwether County Tax Commissioner."