A Georgia motor vehicle bill of sale is used to provide evidence that a seller has sold and transferred ownership of their vehicle to a buyer. It includes a description of the vehicle (make, model, year, identification number) and a statement of the odometer reading. The pricing information can be found at the bottom of the bill, and it specifies the purchase price, county tax rate, and any deductions for trade-in vehicles or out-of-state tax credits (if applicable). Those participating in the transaction should carefully review the purchase details before signing. Once the transaction is complete, the bill of sale serves as proof of the transfer of ownership between the parties.
Georgia Vehicle Registration/Titling
Georgia law requires newly acquired vehicles to be registered and properly titled within thirty (30) days of the purchase. To register and title the vehicle, the buyer must take the following measures:
- Fill out a Form MV-1 Title/Tag Application. It may be printed and completed by hand or prepared online using the Georgia Drives e-Service.
- Gather the following paperwork:
- Georgia driver’s license or ID card;
- Bill of sale;
- Proof of insurance;
- The original title that’s been assigned to the buyer. If the vehicle was previously registered in a non-title state or country, the buyer must complete a Form T-22B Certification of Inspection. The buyer will also need either a registration certificate from the non-tile state/country or a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin.
- Mail or hand-deliver the paperwork to a County Tag Office.
- Complete the process by paying the registration fee ($20 for most vehicles).