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How do I get a replacement Georgia title for my vehicle?

Applying for a Replacement Title

  • To apply for a replacement title, the vehicle must have a current title on record in your name in Georgia.
  • If you have moved out of state, and the last title issued for your vehicle was in Georgia, you may apply for a replacement title in Georgia.
  • If your vehicle is currently titled in another state, you must contact that state to obtain a replacement title.
  • Once a replacement title has been issued, any previous title is null and void.
  • All owners on the title must sign the title application.
  • The owner may complete a Limited Power of Attorney form to authorize another person to sign on their behalf.
  • NOTE: The original, notarized Limited Power of Attorney must be submitted.

Lien/Security Interest Release

If your vehicle previously had a lien that has been released, you will need to bring a Lien Release form with an original signature (no photocopies or faxes) that has been completed by your lienholder.

If any lien or security interest has not been satisfied, an application for replacement title may still be processed, but the title will be sent to the lien or security interest holder.

Mileage

The current mileage of the vehicle is needed, or the mileage shown on the previous Georgia title will be carried over to the replacement.

Fees

A fee of $8 is required.

If there are outstanding fees such as unpaid ad valorem taxes or insurance lapse/suspension fees, those fees will be collected prior to processing an application for a replacement title.

Additional Information

Titles are mailed from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and generally received within 7-10 business days.

If you need the title the same day, you can visit the DOR office in Atlanta. Everything on the vehicle record must be current in this case.

Under normal circumstances, the information provided above is required to process an application for a replacement title. Other documentation may be required upon review of the paperwork.

Inherit a vehicle with a Probated Will, Non-Probated Will or No Will?

Please Note: The information provided below is required to process a name change due to inheritance. Other documentation may be required upon review of paperwork at the tag office.

Non-Probated Will

If the vehicle has a Georgia title and the inheritor is not a Georgia resident, the inheritor must apply for a title in their state of residency.

For a non-probated will, if the executor of the estate is not a Georgia resident, Georgia does not require the executor to title the vehicle in their name in their state of residency prior to the Georgia resident inheriting the vehicle.

If you are a Barrow County resident and need to apply for a Georgia title on a vehicle you are inheriting and there is a non-probated will, the following are required:

  • Current Original Title
  • Georgia title – The title submitted must be issued in the name of the deceased owner(s).
    • If the Georgia title is in the name of the deceased owner(s) and is not available, a Georgia title can be applied for in the inheritor’s name, as long as the current/valid vehicle registration is submitted.
  • Out-of-state title – The out-of-state title issued in the name of deceased owner(s) must be submitted.
    • If the vehicle is titled in another state in the deceased owner’s name and the title is not available, the inheritor(s) must apply for a title following the inheritance procedures of the state where the last title was issued.
  • A title is required for all motor vehicles 1986 and newer.
  • Title Application
  • All inheritors of the vehicle must sign the title application.
  • A Certified Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Affidavit of Inheritance
    • The form must be completed in the inheritor’s name(s).
    • The inheritor(s) must sign the form and it must be notarized.
  • All inheritors must be present at the tag office with a valid Georgia driver’s license (DL) or Georgia identification (ID) card, the form can be signed and notarized at the tag office.
  • The original form must be submitted.
  • Lien/Security Interest Release
    • Any liens or security interests shown on the current title must be released for the name change to be processed.
    • The lien or security interest may be released on the front of the title in the Release of Lien area or a Lien Release form can be completed by the lien or security interest holder. The original form must be submitted.
    • If any lien or security interest has not been satisfied, the inheritor(s) will need to contact the lien or security interest holder to request the name change on the title.
  • Valid Georgia DL or Georgia ID of the Current Titled Owner(s)
  • All inheritors must present a valid Georgia DL or Georgia ID.

Probated Will

If the court-appointed executor on the Letter of Testamentary at the time the will was probated is not a Georgia resident, the executor must apply for a title in their name in their state of residency prior to the vehicle being sold or ownership transferred to a resident of Georgia.

You can change the name on a title when the deceased vehicle owner(s) had a will that was probated, and you are named as the executor on the Letter of Testamentary. If there is more than one executor named, one of the executors can title the vehicle without requiring the signature(s) of all named executors.

If you need to apply for a Georgia title on a vehicle that you are inheriting where the will has been probated and you have been named executor, the following documents are required:

  • Current Original Title
  • Georgia Title – The title being submitted must be issued in the name of the deceased owner(s).
    • If the Georgia title is currently in the name of the deceased owner(s) and is not available, a Georgia title can be applied for in the executor’s name, as long as the current/valid vehicle registration is submitted.
  • Out-of-state Title – If the vehicle is titled in another state, the out-of-state title issued in the name of the deceased owner(s) must be submitted.
    • If the vehicle is titled in another state in the deceased owner’s name and the title is not available, the inheritor(s) must apply for a title following the inheritance procedures of the state where the last title was issued.
  • A title is required for all motor vehicles 1986 and newer.
  • The executor must sign the title application.
  • If the executor is not able to visit the tag office, the Limited Power of Attorney form can be filled out, printed, signed and notarized.
  • The Letter of Testamentary or the Permanent Letter of Administration, listing the name of the executor must be submitted.
  • Lien/Security Interest Release
  • The executor must present a valid Georgia DL or Georgia ID.

No Will

If the vehicle has a Georgia title and the inheritor is not a Georgia resident, the inheritor must apply for a title in their state of residency.

If you need to apply for a Georgia title on a vehicle that you are inheriting and there is no will, the following documents are required:

  • Current Original Title
  • Georgia Title – The title being submitted must be issued in the name of the deceased owner(s).
    • If the Georgia title is currently in the name of the deceased owner(s) and is not available, a Georgia title can be applied for in the inheritor’s name, as long as the current/valid vehicle registration is submitted.
  • Out-Of-State Title – The out-of-state title issued in the name of deceased owner(s) must be submitted.
    • If the vehicle is titled in another state in the deceased owner’s name and the title is not available, the inheritor(s) must apply for a title following the inheritance procedures of the state where the last title was issued.
  • A title is required for all motor vehicles 1986 and newer.
  • All inheritors of the vehicle must sign the title application.
  • A Certified Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Affidavit of Inheritance
    • The form must be completed in the inheritor’s name(s).
    • The inheritor(s) must sign it and the form must be notarized.
    • If all inheritors are present at the tag office with a valid Georgia DL or Georgia ID, the form can be signed by the inheritors and notarized there.
    • The original form must be submitted.
  • Lien/Security Interest Release
  • Any liens or security interests shown on the current title must be released for the name change to be processed.
    • The lien or security interest may be released on the front of the title in the Release of Lien area or a Lien Release form can be completed by the lien or security interest holder. The original form must be submitted.
    • If any lien or security interest has not been satisfied, the inheritor(s) will need to contact the lien or security interest holder in order to request the name change on the title.
  • All inheritors must present a valid Georgia DL or Georgia ID.

Fee Information

An $18 fee is required for the name change on the title. More fees may apply at time of processing.

Change my name on my title due to Court Order, Divorce or Marriage?

Current Original Title
  • Georgia Title – must be issued in the name of the person requesting the change.
  • If the Georgia title is currently in the name of the person requesting the change and it has been lost, a replacement Georgia title can be applied for with the name change, as long as the current/valid vehicle registration is submitted.
  • Out-Of-State Title – must be issued in the name of the person requesting the change.
  • A title is required for all 1986 and newer motor vehicles.
  • All owners on the title must sign the title application.
  • A Certified Copy of the Legal Documentation
  • Due to Court Order
  • A certified copy of the court order authorizing the name change.
  • Due to Divorce
    • The certified copy of the divorce decree must list the name of the person being awarded the vehicle and must list the vehicle by year, make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • If the divorce decree does not list the vehicle by year, make, model and VIN, an affidavit from the attorney representing the person being awarded the vehicle must accompany the divorce decree.
    • The affidavit must be on the attorney’s letterhead stationery, signed by the attorney and include the year, make, model and VIN.
  • Due to Marriage
    • A certified copy of the marriage certificate. Lien/Security Interest Release
    • Any liens or security interests shown on the current title must be released in order for the name change to be processed.
    • If any lien or security interest has not been satisfied, the vehicle owner needs to contact the lien or security interest holder to request the name change on the title.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License or Georgia Identification Card of the Current Titled Owner(s)
    • All owners on the title must present a valid Georgia driver’s license or Georgia identification card.
    • The Georgia DL or ID card must represent the name change.

An $18 fee is required for the name change on the title.

If the first-titled owner is the person requesting the name change and has a Georgia license plate issued in the original name, they can keep the same license plate and receive a new registration showing the name change.

Under normal circumstances, the information provided above is required to process a name change but other documentation may be required upon review of paperwork at the tag office.