License Tag renewal and Ad Valorem taxes for your vehicle are paid at the same time. The schedule for payment depends on the size of the vehicle.

Personal Vehicles – cars and light trucks

Yearly payment is due by the Date of Birth of the first owner of the vehicle. Renewal registrations are mailed out approximately 30 days before your birthday. If you do not receive a bill in the mail, please contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office. Failure to renew your tags by your birthday will result in the following penalties: 10% of the Ad Valorem tax or $5.00, whichever is greater, and 25% of the tag fee. It is your responsibility to renew at the appropriate time whether you receive a notice in the mail or not.

Trucks (over 26,001 pounds)

Truck registrations are renewed by the first letter of the last name of the owner or, in the case of trucks owned by businesses, the first letter of the business name, using the Business Registration Scale below. Renewal registrations are mailed out approximately 30 days before they are due. If you do not receive a bill in the mail, please contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office.  Failure to renew your tags will result in the following penalties: 10% of the Ad Valorem tax or $5.00, whichever is greater, and 25% of the tag fee. It is your responsibility to renew at the appropriate time whether you receive a notice in the mail or not.

Business Registration Scale
January A B
February C D
March E F
April G H
May I J
June K L
July M N
August O P
September Q R
October S T
November U V W
December X Y Z

Other Motor Vehicle Services

Transferring a Tag

You may transfer a tag from one vehicle to another so long as the first name on the old vehicle is the same as the first name on the new vehicle. Your tag must also be current, and not expired.

New Residents

Once you have established residence, you have 30 days to transfer your registration into Pickens County. If you have a current registration from another county in Georgia, there will be no charge for this service.

If you are coming from another state, you must provide:

  • your out of state title
  • your out of state registration
  • proof of residence
  • current insurance