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 Stephens County Address
5. Current Mileage

Vehicle With Lien

Loan Agreement with Complete Name and Address of Lien Holder
T-17 Affidavit of Lien Holder (available at tag office)
Proof of Georgia Insurance
Georgia Drivers License with Stephens County Address
Current Mileage


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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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 are not required to be titled in Georgia. The previous registration is required.

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

Certain persons may be eligible for a handicap tag or parking pacard. To obtain the form necessary to acquire this tag please click here.
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Vehicle Tag Renewals

Vehicle Tag Renewals can be processed online using a RIN (Renewal Identification Number), by mail or by bringing to the Tax Commissioners 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, Master Card, or Discover for payments of Tag Renewals.

The office is located in the Stephens County Government Building, 70 North Alexander Street, Room 103. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Website

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