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Motor Vehicle Division extends permits, registrations
LE notice
The Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division is providing various automatic extensions for Georgia motorists due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release distributed by Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
“An extension has been given for tag renewals, title transfers and temporary plates,” Jones said. “These qualifying vehicle registrations will not officially expire before May 15, even if they have expired. Law enforcement have been notified and will not be allowed to ticket persons that falls under these circumstances. But we are still encouraging citizens who can and wish to renew their registrations to please do so by mail, online, or by placing in our drop box.”
The extension includes:
Temporary operating permits with an expiration date of March 16, 2020 or later should not be treated as expired until Saturday May 16.
Vehicles with a registration expiring on or after March 16, 2020 without a current 2020 decal should not be treated as out of compliance with the registration and decal requirements until Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Drivers who purchased a vehicle in a private sale not involving a licensed motor vehicle broker or dealer on or after March 16, 2020 should not be treated as out of compliance with the registration and license plate requirements until Saturday, May 16, 2020. The officer may ask to see the bill of sale or properly assigned certificate of title to confirm the vehicle was purchased on or after March 16, 2020. This exception does not apply to purchases made from or through a motor vehicle broker or dealer.

Jones said notifications of these extensions were sent to all local law enforcement agencies.

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