- Motor Vehicle
The Motor Vehicle Registration Division serves as a tag agent on behalf of the Georgia Department of Revenue in collecting taxes. The Division serves to implement state and local laws regarding registration requirements, insurance, and mobile home ownership.
Title Ad Valorem Tax ("TAVT")
Motor Vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2013 and titled in this state are exempt from sales and use tax and annual ad valorem tax, also known as the "birthday tax". These taxes are replaced by a one-time tax called the title ad valorem tax ("TAVT") that is imposed on the fair market value of the vehicle. TAVT is calculated by multiplying the fair market value by the current rate of 7%. To determine the estimated amount due Click here.
New residents to Georgia are required to register and title their motor vehicle and pay a minimum of 50% of the TAVT within 30 days of moving to the state. The remaining 50% balance must be paid within 1 year.
- If there is a lienholder recorded on the title: The Georgia title will be printed and mailed to the lienholder when the TAVT is paid in full.
- If there is NO lienholder recorded on the title: The Georgia title will be printed and mailed to the registered owner when the TAVT is paid in full.
Tags can be renewed online using the Renewal Identification Number (RIN) printed on the front of your renewal notice.
- The RIN is needed to renew online. To find your RIN Click here.
- To access your tag renewal fee amount Click here.
Tags can be renewed by telephone using your RIN and calling the Georgia Department of Revenue at 1-877-496-0249. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Credit cards accepted online are American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. The Georgia Department of Revenue charges a credit card convenience fee of 2.35% ($1 minimum fee) to use this service.
If renewing by mail, renewal payments should be mailed 30 days prior to the renewal date to allow time for processing. To ensure timely processing and to avoid penalties, carefully read the renewal notice for instructions and additional information. If a renewal is submitted without all the required information, it will be returned. Payment methods include personal checks or money orders.
Mail renewal payments to:
Richmond County Tax Commissioner
P.O. Box 1427
Augusta, GA 30903
Make checks and money orders payable to "Richmond County Tax Commissioner".
View a helpful Motor Vehicle Registration (PDF) brochure.
Driver's License Information
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) issues driver's licenses. Call 678-413-8400 or visit the DDS website website for more information.