GA DMV Information
In Georgia, you must have your insurance policy in place before you can obtain registration.
The state of Georgia does not have a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Instead, auto registration and driver’s licensing services are provided by both the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The DDS helps you obtain, renew, or replace learner’s permits, ID cards, and licenses; the DOR helps you register your vehicle, get license plates, and pay your vehicle taxes.
- To transfer your driver’s license: If you are new to the state, you have 30 days within moving to Georgia to transfer your driver’s license. If you hold an Out of State or Foreign License, you will be required to bring additional proof of ID.
- To transfer your vehicle registration: You have 30 days from the date you establish Georgia residence to transfer your vehicle’s registration, title, and plate from another state. You’ll need to visit your county tag office to do so.
- Residents of Metro Atlanta must provide proof of emissions inspection to register (or renew the registration for) their vehicles.
- Online services include the ability to pay fees, change your address, even apply for a for-hire driver endorsement (think Uber driver). Many of these services require you to create an account. Some do not.