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Vehicle sale and license plate question - Georgia

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by emeraldap, May 28, 2018.

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  1. emeraldap

    emeraldap Member

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    I just sold my car (in Georgia, and to a friend) that the Model 3 replaced and was wondering -

    1. Would any of you fellow Georgians know whether you can transfer a STANDARD license plate to the buyer (individual, not dealer) when you sell your car? I found a form (T-237) that authorizes the transfer of prestige/specialty plates - not sure whether I can just use this to authorize a standard license plate?

    2. If the answer to 1 is no, are you (the seller) required to surrender the old plates/tag to the tag office - for the vehicle you just sold? Tesla applied for new plates/tags for the Model 3 and I plan to swap them out when they arrive, for an AFV plate (so I won't be transferring plates from the ICE that I sold).

    3. Would you also happen to know how long you have after you sold the vehicle, to cancel registration and surrender plates to the tag office?

    I spent much time asking google but came up with ambiguous answers. Hoping someone had prior experience and could throw some light.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Buddyroe

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    Can't transfer the tag, and you don't have to turn it in to the tag office. Essentially, write your friend a bill of sale, sign the title, take your tag off and throw it away - give your friend the car. The rest is on him (he will have to register the car and pay the ad valorum tax, at which time he will get a tag for the car).

    Hope this helps as I didn't fully read all of your questions.
     
  3. emeraldap

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