Disability Parking Permits

Parking Placards

To obtain a Disabled Persons Parking Placard, obtain a Disabled Persons License Plate Affidavit (MV-9D form) and take it to a licensed practitioner for completion. The completed notarized form must then be returned to the tag office to receive your placard.

Murray County businesses may also apply for a Disabled Persons Parking Placard by submitting a copy of the company's Institutional License and a completed MV-9D form stating that the vehicle is exclusively used in the transport of disabled persons.

Motor Vehicle Taxes

Taxes on motor vehicles are due on the owner's birthday. Vehicles owned by a business pay tax based on the first letter of the Business name. The tax is based 40% value of the vehicle. Taxes are due on a vehicle, even when it is not in use.

Vehicle Registration

Required Documentation

It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to insure their vehicle is properly registered. The penalty for late registration is 10% of the tax ($5 minimum) and 25% of the tag fee. These penalties begin immediately following the due date. Before registering a vehicle, the following documentation is required:

  1. Georgia state driver's license
  2. Proof of insurance on vehicle: Georgia liability insurance is required to be transmitted to the state’s database by your insurance company in order to register your vehicle. The vehicle must be covered by liability insurance at all times or a lapse in coverage penalty will apply. If you cancel the insurance, you must also cancel the registration. View insurance requirements for additional information.

Newly Purchased Vehicle Registration

Newly purchased vehicles must be registered within 30 days.

If you sell a vehicle, you keep your tag. Tags can be transferred to new vehicles that are registered to the same first owner. Proof of title (bill of sale for 1985 and older) is required to purchase a tag or transfer a tag from a vehicle you no longer own. Beginning January 1, 2006, Georgia state sales tax must be paid on all vehicles purchased outside the State of Georgia prior to registration of the vehicle.

Vehicle Registration for New Georgia Residents

New residents in Georgia must register their vehicles within 30 days of establishing residency in Georgia. New Georgia residents must have the following documents in order to register a vehicle:

Vehicles With No Liens:

  • Current mileage
  • Current registration from previous state
  • Georgia driver's license with Murray County address
  • Out-of-state title
  • Proof of Georgia insurance
Vehicles With Liens:
  • Current mileage
  • Georgia driver's license with Murray County address
  • Loan agreement with complete name and address of lien holder
  • Proof of Georgia insurance
  • T-17 affidavit of lien holder, available at the tag office

Business/Enterprise Registrations

Registrations in the name of a business, corporation, or organization are due at the end of the business owner's designated registration month. Business registrations are determined by month according to the first letter of the company name as shown on the registration application.

Insurance Requirements

Find out what qualifies as proof of insurance with our office.

Leased Vehicles

You must register during the 30-day period ending on the lessee's birthday, no more than 30 days prior to the lessee's birthday, and no later than the close of business on the lessee's birthday.

Name Changes

If you wish to have your name changed on your registration due to marriage or divorce, you must first apply for a new title. A name change requires that you appear in person with your original certificate of title and supporting certified legal documents (i.e., certified copy of the marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.). In the case of divorce, the divorce decree must give the year and make of the vehicle. If a vehicle is financed, only the security lien holder can change the name on the title. Vehicle Tag Renewal

Vehicle Tag Renewal

Renewal Requirements & Process

Tags expire and taxes are due on the birthday of the first owner shown. Renewals must be made on or before the birth date of the primary owner when owned by an individual, or the last day of the month for a business.

You should receive a bill 30 days prior to renewal. Failure to receive a bill in the mail does not relieve the penalty. If you do not receive a bill, call the Tag Office at (706) 517-1400 with your tag number and one will be mailed to you.

Vehicle tag renewals can be processed as follows:

  • By Mail - Complete the renewal form received in the mail and mail it with fees to

    Murray County Tax Commissioner
    P. O. Box 336
    Chatsworth, GA, 30705

  • In Person - Bring the renewal form along with payment of cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard to the tax commissioner's office
  • Drop Box -Save postage and avoid standing in line by dropping your tax payments and tag renewals off any time, night or day. The drop box is located on the left wall at the entrance of the Annex building:
  • 121 N.Fourth Ave.
    Chatsworth, GA 30705

  • Online at Tag eServices

Related Resources

Name Changes

If you wish to have your name changed on your registration due to marriage or divorce, you must first apply for a new title. A name change requires that you appear in person with your original certificate of title and supporting certified legal documents (i.e., certified copy of the marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other similar legal documents). In the case of divorce, the divorce decree must give the year and make of the vehicle. If a vehicle is financed, only the security lien holder can change the name on the title.

Business/Enterprise

Registrations in the name of a business, corporation, or organization are due at the end of the business owner's designated registration month. Business registrations are determined by month according to the first letter of the company name as shown on the registration application.

Leased Vehicles

You must register during the 30-day period ending on the lessee's birthday, no more than 30 days prior to the lessee's birthday, and no later than the close of business on the lessee's birthday.

Contact Us

For additional information concerning tag renewals, please contact the tag office at (706) 517-1400 option 1.