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The Candler County Tax Commissioner is responsible for the registration of motor vehicles and the collection of all registration fees, taxes and penalites specified by Georgia Law. All motor vehicles 1986 and newer must be titled (not applicable to trailers weighing less than 2000 lbs.)

Vehicles purchased from an individual or business (not a dealership) must be registered within 7 days of the purcase date. Vehicles purchased from a dealership must be registered within 30 days of the purchase date.

Individuals moving to Georgia have 30 calendar days after establishing their residency to register their vehicles. However, if your out-of-state registration is not current, you should come to the Candler County Tag office as soon as possible.

A valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia identification card is required as personal identification when you title or register or make other changes to your account. Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division uses the Georgia driver's license number as an account number so that all vehicles owned or leased by an individual can be consolidated in one account.

Title Ad Valorem Tax

Effective March 1, 2013. Vehicles titled in this state will be exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax. Instead, these vehicles will be subject to a new, one-time title ad valorem tax that is based on the value of the vehicle. For more information on Title Ad Valorem Tax and FAQs, click here.

Please click the following to start calculations: TAVT Estimator.

Vehicle Tag Renewals

Vehicle Tag Renewals can be processed online using license plate number and driver's license 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.

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

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.