Motor Vehicle Division

Division Role
The Motor Vehicle Division provides information regarding tag renewal, title application, tag transfers, and ad valorem taxation on motor vehicles. In the State of Georgia, all property, unless otherwise exempt from taxation, is taxed based on its value.

Taxing Factors
Generally, there are two factors that govern the amount of ad valorem tax an individual or business pays on their vehicle. Those factors are millage rate and valuation. 
  • Millage rates are set by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners, Clarke County Board of Education, and the State of Georgia. Millage rates are based on each taxing authority's respective budgetary needs for that fiscal year.
  • Valuations are provided by the Department of Revenue and are intended to reflect the true market value of each vehicle, but do not take into consideration condition or mileage. Should an owner wish to dispute the valuation, such appeal is required to be submitted to the Athens-Clarke County Board of Assessors.
Acceptable methods of payment are cash, in-state checks, money orders, MC, VISA and Discover.  A 3% convenience fee for credit card transaction will be added to the total amount due. 

Important News
Electronic Insurance Verification is now required in the State of Georgia. Georgia law requires that all drivers in the state carry minimum liability coverage on their vehicle. Insurance companies are now required to electronically transmit your coverage to the Department of Revenue.