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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Main Tag Office and Satellite Tag Office normal hours of business are 8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. These offices may close prior to 4:30 p.m., as needed, due to the volume of customers on any given day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

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)

HOURS FOR BOTH OFFICES
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

FAILURE TO RECEIVE RENEWAL REGISTRATION DOES NOT RELIEVE OBLIGATION  TO PURCHASE TAGS BY YOUR RESPECTIVE DEADLINE.

THIS OFFICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RENEWAL NOTICES, TAGS, OR DECALS LOST IN THE MAIL.

Tags expire on vehicle owner's birthday - Penalties are due after that.

Make Checks payable to "Clayton County Tax Commissioner".

Personal 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.

Owner of vehicle must present a valid GA Driver's License to register and/or renew vehicle registration.

Ad Valorem Taxes are due each year on all vehicles, including non-operating vehicles, even if a tag or renewal decal is not being applied for.

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 2016 test season, all 1992 – 2013 model year gasoline-powered cars and light duty vehicles (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 with your renewal 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.

For more 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

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 shown.


 

Tax Commissioner: Terry L. Baskin
Clayton County Administration
Annex 3, 2nd Floor
121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Tax: (770) 477-3311 
Motor Vehicle: (770) 477-3331

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