Vehicles must be titled before they can be registered. Newly purchased vehicles from a dealer must be registered within 30 days. Vehicles purchased from an individual or a private business must be registered in 7 days. Title tax is due at the time the title is applied for on vehicles purchased from an out-of-state dealer.
If you sell a vehicle, you keep your tag. Tags can be transferred to new vehicles that are registered to the same first owner.
Proof of title (bill of sale for 1985 and older) is required to purchase a tag or transfer a tag from a vehicle you no longer own.
For further information regarding vehicle registration please visit the State of Georgia Motor Vehicle Division website at http://dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles.