Vehicle Tag Renewals
New residents must register their vehicles within thirty days of establishing residency in Georgia. A Georgia Driver's License must be obtained before registering your vehicle. Driver's license MUST show proof of county residency.  If you are moving from another county you must update your drivers license before registering the vehicle in Jackson County. 

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

Tags expire on the birthday of the first owner shown. You should receive a bill 30 days prior to renewal. Penalties apply after the birthday deadline. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not relieve the penalty. If you do not receive a bill, call the Tag Office with your tag number and one will be mailed to you. This must be done in time to insure registration by your birthday.

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to insure their vehicle is properly registered.

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.


For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Motor Vehicle Division website at http://dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles.

Who qualifies for a disabled veteran license plate under O.C.G.A. § 40-2-69?

Any individual* meeting the definition of “disabled veteran” under O.C.G.A. § 48-5-48(a) is entitled to apply for a specialty disabled veteran license plate under O.C.G.A. § 40-2-69. 

Qualifying passenger vehicles are exempt from annual ad valorem tax under O.C.G.A. § 48-5-478 and are exempt from Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) under O.C.G.A. § 48-5C-1 where the specialty disabled veteran license plate is affixed to the vehicle.

 *Individual must be the PRIMARY (1st) name on the title in order to qualify

Who qualifies for a disabled veteran license plate under O.C.G.A. § 40-2-70?

The Georgia code also provides a specialty license plate under O.C.G.A. § 40-2-70 for some partially disabled veterans who do not meet the definition of “disabled veteran” for the purpose of receiving a TAVT or property tax exemption, e.g., a veteran who is designated as having a 60% disability rating.

 

What types of vehicles can have a disabled veteran license plate?

Georgia code section 40-2-69 allows such license plates to be placed only on an “automobile, private passenger pickup truck, motorcycle, station wagon, or van type vehicle of three-quarter tons or less.”  Such license plates are not permitted on other classes or types of vehicles, such as motorhomes. If a veteran currently has a DV plate on non-permitted class of vehicle, they must exchange this plate upon renewal as GRATIS will not allow the renewal service.

 

How many plates can a disabled veteran be issued?

Veterans who qualify for a specialty license plate under either O.C.G.A. § 40-2-69 or O.C.G.A. § 40-2-70 may receive such specialty plates for only two qualifying vehicles.  The first plate is not assessed a licensing fee for the initial registration or annual renewal.  The second plate is assessed a licensing fee for both the initial registration and annual renewals. That being said, we are aware that there are currently individuals that have active DV plates for more than two vehicles. Please allow these veterans to continue to renew these plates, but the additional (more than 2) plates should not be transferred to another vehicle unless the transfer is required to receive a qualifying tax exemption(i.e. “FREE” use code).