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
§ 40-2-159. Time of Application and Payment for Plate

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-2-159 (2021)

Each person subject to a license fee as provided in this article shall apply for and obtain the required license plate on or before the expiration of the owner's registration period each year. Payment for the license plate shall be made to the commissioner, a duly authorized agent, or any other person specified by law.

(Ga. L. 1937-38, Ex. Sess., p. 259, § 7; Ga. L. 1943, p. 341, § 1; Ga. L. 1960, p. 1031, § 2; Ga. L. 1963, p. 606, § 2; Code 1933, § 91A-5308, enacted by Ga. L. 1978, p. 309, § 2; Code 1981, §48-10-8; Ga. L. 1986, p. 1053, § 7; Ga. L. 1995, p. 809, § 20; Code 1981, §40-2-159, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2002, p. 1074, §§ 1, 4.)

Cross references.

- Further provisions regarding time for registration of and obtaining of licenses for vehicles, § 40-2-20.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1995, p. 809, § 22, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "Any local law enacted pursuant to Code Section 40-2-21, which is in conflict with the provisions of this Act shall stand repealed on the effective date of this act." The act became effective January 1, 1997.

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.

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