House Bill 386 removes the sales tax and
the annual ad valorem tax on newly-purchased vehicles. It
replaces these taxes with a new title tax of 6.5%
in 2013 and 6.75% in 2014.
Overview of Tax Reform Changes Regarding Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Tax Reform (HB 386)
Tag Office - 121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Tag Satellite Office - 1510 Southlake Pkwy
Morrow, GA 30260 (Next to Burlington Coat Factory)
TAG HOURS: Monday and Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. -
Wednesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RECEIVE RENEWAL REGISTRATION DOES NOT RELIEVE OBLIGATION TO
PURCHASE TAGS BY YOUR RESPECTIVE DEADLINE.
OFFICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RENEWAL NOTICES, TAGS, OR DECALS LOST
IN THE MAIL.
January 1, 2011
and title for newly purchased motor vehicle from a source other
than a registered dealer must be applied for at the new owner's Tag
Office no later than seven (7) business days after
the date of purchase (O.C.G.A. 40-2-29) and replaces the former
thirty (30) day requirement for making an application for title and
expire on vehicle owner's birthday - Penalties are due after
Checks payable to "Clayton County Tax Commissioner".
checks must be imprinted with owner's name and current Clayton
County Address. Name and address on check and registration
must be the same.
No out of
state banks or credit union checks will be accepted.
vehicle must present a valid GA Driver's License to register and/or
renew vehicle registration.
Taxes are due each year on all vehicles, including non-operating
vehicles, even if a tag or renewal decal is not being applied
Taxes cannot be
computed by phone on Conversion Vans, Motor Homes, Trailers, Trucks
or Tractors. Please bring your bill of sale to one of our
locations to compute taxes.
For the 2013 test
season, all 1989-2010 model year gasoline-powered cars and ligh
duty (8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less) registered
in Clayton County require an emission inspection. The
inspection station will give you a copy of your inspection report
(please bring in or mail in with your application).
A vehicle that is
driven less than 5,000 miles per year, is 10 years old or older
AND is owned by a person 65 years of age or older,
may qualify for exemption. The Tag Office will issue a
waiver. You must provide the current odometer reading.
A waiver must be done every year.
information regarding emission testing, emission test locations,
service center locations and waivers, please visit
GEORGIA'S CLEAN AIR FORCE WEB SITE (GCAF) at www.cleanairforce.com
claiming another state as legal residence must submit the approved
notarized military affidavit for tax exemption for each
National Guard must submit a current dated letter of certification
each year from his/her commanding officer. Social Security
Number must be provided in letter.
If the gross
vehicle weight on a truck is 55,000 pounds or more, owner must
submit proof that Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has been
paid. Form 2290 with schedule 1 attached must be stamped
"Received" by IRS. The complete ID number of vehicle must be
ONLY will be collected in Base County on vehicles
requiring IRP registration.