2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 2 - Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Motor Vehicle License Fees and Classes
§ 40-2-155. Transfers of Annual Licenses and Plates to Certain Other Vehicles Upon Application, Approval, and Payment of Fees

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-2-155 (2021)

The annual license and plate issued for the operation of a vehicle described in paragraph (3), (9), or (10) of subsection (a) of Code Section 40-2-151, except those named in divisions (a)(3)(A)(i), (a)(3)(A)(ii), (a)(3)(A)(iii), (a)(10)(A)(i), (a)(10)(A)(ii), and (a)(10)(A)(iii) of Code Section 40-2-151, may be transferred with the approval of the commissioner from a destroyed or retired motor vehicle to another vehicle upon payment of a transfer fee of $5.00 and upon presentation of an appropriate application for transfer.If the substituted vehicle normally calls for a higher-priced plate than the vehicle displaced, a proportionate additional fee shall be paid for the remainder of the taxable year.

(Ga. L. 1937-38, Ex. Sess., p. 259, § 4; Ga. L. 1977, p. 595, § 1; Code 1933, § 91A-5306, enacted by Ga. L. 1978, p. 309, § 2; Code 1981, §48-10-6; Ga. L. 1991, p. 94, § 48; Ga. L. 1992, p. 771, § 30; Ga. L. 1995, p. 10, § 48; Code 1981, §40-2-155, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2002, p. 1074, §§ 1, 5.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2002, p. 1074, § 8, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "This Act shall not abate any prosecution, punishment, penalty, administrative proceedings or remedies, or civil action related to any violation of law committed prior to the effective date of this Act." This act became effective July 1, 2002.


"Retired" as used in Ga. L. 1937-38, Ex. Sess., p. 259 (see now O.C.G.A. § 40-2-159) means any motor vehicle which has been withdrawn from operation on the public roads or highways of the state. 1952-53 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 467.

Credit for vehicle retired in this state but put to use in another.

- Owner of a bus which is being taken out of service in this state is retiring that vehicle in the sense of Ga. L. 1937-38, Ex. Sess., p. 259 (see now O.C.G.A. § 40-2-155). Credit shall be given for the license plates of vehicles retired from operation in this state, even though the vehicle is to be put to use in another state. 1952-53 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 467.

Transfer of school bus license tag.

- When the ownership of a school bus is transferred, the license tag thereon may be transferred provided the transfer is for school purposes. 1952-53 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 468.

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