Tax Commissioner - Tag Office
Where is the Tag Office located?
Floyd County's Tag Office is located at 101 West 5th Avenue, in the Historic Courthouse. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
When do my tags need to be renewed?
Georgia law requires that all auto tags be renewed within thirty (30) days before the owner's birthday. Tags expire at midnight on the birthday of the first person listed on the registration as owner. Renewals after this date will be subject to a 10% penalty on the ad valorem tax and a 25% penalty on the tag fee. Georgia law requires collection of penalties and interest on ALL late registrations.
Can I renew my tags by mail?
All residents who have obtained Georgia license plates during the current year should receive a renewal pre-bill the following year to renew the tag and pay the ad valorem taxes. Payment must be postmarked by the Post Office (not a metered stamp such as Pitney Bowes) before your birthday or they will be considered late.
If you do not receive your renewal by thirty (30) days prior to your birthday, call 706-291-5150 and a pre-bill will be mailed to you. You may come to the office and have the bill printed for you. For fast, convenient service, mail your tag renewal and application.
Where should the new decal be placed on my license plate?
The new decal is to be placed over the year decal on the right side of your tag leaving the birthday month showing.
What should I do if I get a renewal notice for a vehicle I no longer own?
If you no longer own the vehicle listed on the renewal notice, please discard the notice. Refunds will not be made on tags purchased in error.
What should I do if I cancel insurance on a vehicle?
If you cancel insurance on a vehicle for any reason, you need to contact the Tag Office immediately to cancel the vehicle registration.
How long do I have to register a vehicle if I'm a new Georgia resident?
Georgia law requires new residents to register their vehicles within thirty (30) days of moving into the state. A valid Georgia driver's license and Georgia insurance coverage is required to title and tag your vehicle.
What is required for a title transfer?
Any title transfer will require the new owner to show a valid Georgia driver's license.