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Subject 560-10-30 TITLE AND REGISTRATION RECORD PROVISIONS

Rule 560-10-30-.01 Access to Certificate of Title and Registration Confidential Information - General

(1) Access to or dissemination of information contained in the Department's Motor Vehicle Division certificate of title and registration records is governed by O.C.G.A. §§ 40-2-130 and 40-3-23, the Driver's Privacy Protection Act ( 18 U.S.C. § 2721, et seq.), and other provisions of state and federal law.
(2) Electronic access to motor vehicle certificate of title and registration records and/or portions thereof may be granted at the sole discretion of the Commissioner.
(3) All information disclosed by the Department to non-governmental entities shall be effected by written agreement with the Department and is limited to the information deemed absolutely necessary to meet the specific terms of the agreement. Upon approval and acceptance of the agreement by the Department, the Commissioner shall issue a license in accordance with the agreement.
(4) Any information disclosed by the Department to governmental agencies, including a court of law or law enforcement agency, or by a private person or entity acting on behalf of a governmental entity, is limited to the information deemed necessary to allow a local agency to perform its duties.

Rule 560-10-30-.02 Cost to and Indemnity of Department; Use of Certificate of Title and Registration Records - General

(1) The cost of electronic access to the Department's Motor Vehicle Division certificate of title and registration records and/or portions thereof shall be determined by the Department.
(2) Remittance of the invoice amount due to the Department for use of the Department's data shall be paid no later than thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice. Failure to pay the total amount due may, among other things, result in suspension of the license and denial of access to data.
(3) Based upon the use of information provided by the Department, all applicants shall be responsible to the Department for all injury or damage of any kind to the Department as a result of any negligent act, omission, breach, failure, or default.

Rule 560-10-30-.03 Application for Access - General

(1) An application for access shall be submitted on forms provided for that purpose by the Commissioner. The application must be completed in its entirety.
(2) Any untrue, misleading, or omitted statement in an application shall constitute cause for the denial thereof. If any agreement has been entered into with a non-governmental entity or with a governmental entity and a license issued therefrom, then such action shall constitute cause for revocation of the agreement.
(3) Upon submission of the application, the Commissioner shall review the application. If it is determined by the Commissioner that an agreement and issuance of a license is deemed contrary to the public interest and welfare, that no agreement shall be entered into or license issued. Such a determination may result from one or all of the following:
(a) Based upon such entity's financial standing, trade associations, or reputation in any community in which it resides, it is deemed not likely to maintain the operation for which an agreement and permit in conformity with federal, state, or local laws is being sought.
(b) Based upon the failure of applicant, or any person, firm, corporation, legal entity, or organization having any interest in any operation for which an application has been submitted, to meet any obligations imposed by the tax laws or other laws or regulations of the State of Georgia.
(c) The governmental entity application is not related to the performance of its official duties.
(4) If the Commissioner has reason to believe that the applicant is not entitled to the agreement and license for which an application has been submitted, the Commissioner shall notify the applicant of his or her denial in writing.

Rule 560-10-30-.04 Agreement and License - General

(1) Upon approval of the application, the Commissioner shall deliver to the applicant an agreement setting forth the terms and conditions for use of all information provided by the Department.
(2) Applicant shall have no later than forty-five (45) days from the date of mailing of the agreement by the Department to respond. Failure to respond later than forty-five (45) days from the date of mailing may be deemed a withdrawal of the application. Should the applicant wish to reapply for a license, a new application will have to be submitted.
(3) Upon receipt of a signed agreement from the applicant and approval by the Commissioner, the Department shall issue a license along with a fully executed copy of the agreement to the applicant.

Rule 560-10-30-.05 Application for Access - Governmental Entities

(1) In addition to the general licensing regulations, an application and agreement shall be completed by any governmental entity wishing to obtain vehicle registration records for the purposes of carrying out official governmental duties related to the collection of civil fines resulting from the violation of:
(a) Municipal codes or ordinances;
(b) Parking tickets;
(c) Traffic violations recorded via traffic control-signal monitoring devices.
(2) Information provided to local agencies in the enforcement of local codes and traffic violations shall consist of the registrant's name and address.
(3) All governmental applicants who utilize third-party vendors for handling, processing, or development of information that is subsequently released pursuant to an agreement and license with the Department, shall provide with its application a copy of any contract or agreement with such third-party vendor.
(4) A governmental entity shall require any private non-governmental person or entity, acting as agent for such entity, to provide and keep in force during the term of the license, with an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia, a commercial general liability insurance policy in a form and amount satisfactory to the Department. It must indemnify the Department against claims:
(1) For personal injury and bodily injury (including death) arising out of the provision or use of information obtained pursuant to this Agreement with limits of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per person and Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) per occurrence with an aggregate annual limit of not less than Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00); and
(2) For damage to or loss of property with aggregate annual limits of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per person and per occurrence. Such policy of insurance shall name the Department, its officers, members, and employees as additional insureds and further contain a rider stating that the policies cannot be cancelled without a minimum of twenty (20) days prior written notice to the Department. Certificates of insurance shall be delivered to the Department upon request.

Rule 560-10-30-.06 Application for Access - Non-Governmental Entities

(1) In addition to the general licensing regulations, an application and agreement shall be completed by any non-governmental entity seeking to obtain vehicle registration records for the purposes of making the information available for specific types of vehicle reports and statistical reports.
(2) All non-governmental applicants who utilize third-party vendors for handling, processing, or development of Georgia information that is subsequently released pursuant to an agreement and license with the Department, shall provide with its application a summary of its contract or agreement with such third-party vendor.
(3) All non-governmental entities shall, among other requirements, indemnify and hold harmless the Department, the State of Georgia, its departments and agencies, and their respective employees and directors, from any losses, claims, demands, liabilities, and expenses incurred in defending same.
(4) Any private non-governmental person or entity shall provide and keep in force during the term of the license, with an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia, a commercial general liability insurance policy in a form and amount satisfactory to the Department. It must indemnify the Department against claims:
(1) For personal injury and bodily injury (including death) arising out of the provision or use of information obtained pursuant to this Agreement with limits of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per person and Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) per occurrence with an aggregate annual limit of not less than Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00); and
(2) For damage to or loss of property with aggregate annual limits of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per person and per occurrence. Such policy of insurance shall name the Department, its officers, members, and employees as additional insureds and further contain a rider stating that the policies cannot be cancelled without a minimum of twenty (20) days prior written notice to the Department. Certificates of insurance shall be delivered to the Department upon request.

Rule 560-10-30-.07 Assembled Motor Vehicle or Assembled Motorcycle

(1) An "assembled or kit" motor vehicle or motorcycle is:
(a) Any motor vehicle or motorcycle manufactured from a manufacturer's kit or manufacturer's fabricated parts, including replicas and original designs by an owner, or at the direction of the owner, by a third-party manufacturer of motor vehicles or motorcycles;
1. A third-party manufacturer is a manufacturer who is not manufacturing and testing in accordance with federal safety standards.
(b) A new vehicle which consists of a prefabricated body, chassis and drive train;
(c) Handmade and not mass-produced by any manufacturer for retail sale; and
(d) Not otherwise excluded from emission requirements and in compliance with Chapter 8 Title 40 of the Code.

Rule 560-10-30-.08 Unconventional Motor Vehicle or Unconventional Motorcycle

(1) "Unconventional" motor vehicle or "Unconventional" motorcycle is any motor vehicle or motorcycle that is manufactured and not in compliance with:
(a) Chapter 8 Title 40 of the Code, relating to equipment and inspection of motor vehicles;
(b) Applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards issued pursuant to 49 U.S.C.A. Section 30101et seq., unless the United States Customs Service or the United States Department of Transportation has certified that such motor vehicle or motorcycle complies with such applicable federal standards;
(c) Applicable federal emissions standards; or
(d) Does not qualify as an Assembled motor vehicle or Assembled motorcycle.
(2) An Unconventional motor vehicle or Unconventional motorcycle shall not be issued a certificate of title or registered by the State of Georgia.

Rule 560-10-30-.09 Certificate of Title of an Assembled Motor Vehicle or Assembled Motorcycle

(1) An owner applying for a certificate of title, and to register an assembled motor vehicle or assembled motorcycle in Georgia, shall submit:
(a) A title application on a form provided by the Commissioner along with the requisite supporting documentation;
(b) A Manufacturer's Statement of Origin or present certificate of title and required supporting documentation;
(c) A labor and parts form prescribed by the Commissioner;
(d) A request for inspection of the assembled motor vehicle or assembled motorcycle on a form provided by the Commissioner; and
(e) Payment of all applicable fees for such inspection.
(2) The Department shall assess the following state fees for inspection of Assembled Motor Vehicles and Assembled Motorcycles:
(a) Motorcycle: $125.00
(b) Motor Vehicle: $150.00
(3) Upon completion and submission of all required forms and payment of all fees as set forth by the Commissioner, the Department shall:
(a) Schedule an inspection of the motor vehicle or motorcycle; and
(b) Complete the inspection report on the form prescribed by the Commissioner.
(4) Upon determination by the Department that the application is acceptable along with the appropriate documentation that payment of all required fees has been received by the Department and that the Assembled Motor Vehicle has passed the inspection, the Department shall issue a Georgia Certificate of Title that states "Assembled Vehicle" in the legend.
(5) A person who has received the Georgia Certificate of Title for an Assembled motor vehicle or Assembled motorcycle shall then register such vehicle in the manner set forth by the Code.

Rule 560-10-30-.10 Inspection of an Assembled Motor Vehicle or Assembled Motorcycle

(1) In addition to the requirements set forth in O.C.G.A. § 40-3-30.1, prior to applying for a certificate of title for an Assembled vehicle or Assembled motorcycle, an applicant shall have that vehicle inspected in the manner set forth by the Department.
(2) The applicant shall provide the following information at the time of inspection of the Assembled vehicle or Assembled motorcycle:
(a) The existence of a verifiable Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO) or other appropriate documentation of the purchase of all major components; and
(b) That the vehicle complies with:
1. Chapter 8 Title 40 of the Code, and
2. Applicable Federal emissions standards.
(3) The purpose of the inspection shall be solely to establish whether or not the vehicle is eligible to receive a Georgia Certificate of Title as an Assembled motor vehicle or Assembled motorcycle.
(4) The Department shall charge a fee for all such inspections.

Rule 560-10-30-.11 Registration of an Assembled Motor Vehicle, Assembled Motorcycle, or Unconventional Vehicle

(1) Prior to an applicant for registration of an Assembled vehicle or Assembled motorcycle being issued a Certificate, the applicant must have been issued a Georgia Certificate of Title in compliance with the Code and Regulations governing Assembled motor vehicles or Assembled motorcycles.
(2) Upon presentation of a Georgia Certificate of Title, a Certificate of Registration will be issued in the same manner as are motor vehicle registrations.
(3) Any Unconventional vehicle or Unconventional motorcycle, or any motor vehicle that has not been issued a certificate of title in compliance with the Code and these Regulations, shall not be registered in the State of Georgia.

Rule 560-10-30-.12 Application and Verification for Issuance of an Alternative Fuel License Plate

(1) The terms "alternative fuel" and "alternative fueled vehicle," shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Code.
(2) Any person may apply for an Alternative Fuel license plate by completing and signing an Alternative Fuel license plate application in the form prescribed by the Commissioner.
(3) The Alternative Fuel license plate application shall contain all of the following:
(a) Description of the alternative fueled vehicle ("Vehicle") including:
1. The make, model and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the Vehicle.
2. The type of the approved alternative fuel that will be used to operate the Vehicle and the primary location where the applicant will purchase the alternative fuel.
(b) Information concerning the owner(s):
1. Legal name and address.
2. Georgia drivers license number.
(c) Certification by the applicant(s) that:
1. The Vehicle is designated by Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as an alternative fueled vehicle.
2. The owner will purchase and operate the Vehicle with alternative fuel primarily purchased at the location listed on the application,
3. The owner will operate the Vehicle on the alternative fuel stated in the application not less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the total time that the said vehicle is in operation per year.
4. The owner will maintain the receipts for purchases of alternative fuel, for three (3) calendar years. The receipts shall be available for a compliance review upon the request of a Federal, State, or County official.
5. Upon a substantive change in the application information certified by the owner, the owner shall surrender the Alternative Fuel license plate to the County Tax Commissioner or the owner's registration shall be revoked by DOR.
(4) An annual renewal application shall be submitted for an Alternative Fuel license plate.

Rule 560-10-30-.13 Non-Resident Members of the Armed Services Qualifications for Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for Motor Vehicles

(1) As used in this Regulation, the term:
(a) "Dependent" shall mean:
1. The Servicemember's spouse, who is not a Georgia resident; or
2. The Servicemember's child, who is not a Georgia resident (as defined in Section 101(4) of Title 38 of United States Code); or
3. An individual, who is not a Georgia resident, for whom the Servicemember provided more than one-half of the individual's support for 180 days immediately preceding an application for relief under this Regulation.
(b) "Servicemember" shall mean: Any active member of the armed services, who is not a Georgia resident, who is a citizen of the United States and meets all qualifications as set forth herein.
(2) A Servicemember may apply for an exemption pursuant to the federal Servicemembers Relief Act of 2009, from motor vehicle ad valorem taxes for:
(a) Any motor vehicles registered solely in the Servicemember's name;
(b) Any motor vehicles registered in the name of a Servicemember's nonresident Dependent.
(3) Each vehicle for which the Servicemember, or their Dependent seeks exemption the Servicemember shall provide the local county tax agent:
(a) An affidavit as set forth in this Regulation, certified by the Servicemember's commanding officer, and a notarized signature of the Servicemember stating that the Servicemember is:
1. An active armed services personnel member.
2. A citizen of the United States and nonresident of Georgia.
3. Stationed at a military instrumentality within the state of Georgia solely by virtue of military orders.
(b) If the exemption is being sought for a Dependent then the Servicemember shall also provide on the Affidavit:
1. Certification that the individual seeking to register the vehicle is a Dependent of such Servicemember.
2. A notarized signature of the Servicemember's Dependent stating that such Dependent is not a resident of Georgia.

Rule 560-10-30-.14 Issuance of Manufacturer License Plates

(1) For the purposes of this Regulation, "Place of Business" shall mean a Manufacturer that assembles or constructs motor vehicles, in whole or in part, and who maintains an assembly facility in the state of Georgia.
(2) In order to be issued a manufacturer license plate a Manufacturer shall provide to the Department:
(a) Proof that such Manufacturer maintains a Place of Business in Georgia;
(b) The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number of the Manufacturer's motor vehicle that the manufacturer plate will be attached to;
(c) The name and address of the individual that will be operating the vehicle with the manufacturer license plate;
(d) The manner of use of the motor vehicle for which the manufacturing license plate is being issued.

Rule 560-10-30-.15 Salvage and Assembled Vehicles - Qualifications for Non-Government Inspectors

(1) An inspector shall:
(a) Be an individual performing salvage vehicle or assembled motor vehicle or motorcycle inspections in Georgia;
(b) Have and maintain an active I-CAR® Platinum Individual[TM] designation;
(c) Be registered by the Department prior to conducting any salvage or assembled vehicle inspections;
(d) Have and maintain an individual surety bond for $50,000.00;
(e) File and remit all local, state, and federal taxes in a timely manner;
(f) Be a United States Citizen or otherwise lawfully allowed to work in the United States;
(g) Have and maintain a personal liability insurance policy of $1,000,000 in the aggregate and $100,000 per occurrence, unless such inspector is a full time employee of a registered inspection station; and
(h) Present a resume demonstrating two or more years in the motor vehicle collision or rebuilding industry.
(2) An inspector who has been designated an I-CAR® Platinum Individual[TM] shall:
(a) Provide the Department a certified copy of their I-CAR® credentials;
(b) Complete and file the application for Salvage/Assembled Vehicle Inspector Form MV-175 with the Department;
(c) Provide a Certificate of Completion of an approved Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Pre- Licensing Seminar by the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Board to the Department; and
(d) Remit a registration fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Department.
(3) Upon notification from the Department that the registrant has been accepted, such registrant may conduct salvage or assembled vehicle inspections in the state of Georgia pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 40-3-3, 40-3-30.1, and 40-3-37 and Regulations in Chapter 560-10-30 et seq.
(a) A Department inspector registration shall be valid from January 1 through December 31 in the year in which the registration was approved by the Department.
(4) Subsequent to the year in which application is made, inspectors shall submit to the Department a certified copy of their I-CAR® transcript showing that the inspectors have maintained their I-CAR® Platinum Individual[TM] designation.
(a) The transcript must be postmarked prior to December 1 in order to be registered for the following calendar year.
(b) Failure to provide the Department with the ICAR® transcript shall result in the expiration of the inspector's registration with the Department for the subsequent calendar year and removal of the inspector's listing on the Department's website.
(c) If the transcript is postmarked after December 1 but prior to January 1, then a fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be imposed on the registrant.
(d) If the transcript is postmarked on January 1 or later then, in addition to the one hundred dollar ($100.00) fee in Section (4)(c) of this Regulation, a reinstatement fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be imposed on the registrant.
(5) Registered inspectors shall retain an activity log of the name, address, vehicle identification number (VIN) make, model, and year of all vehicles inspected.
(a) Such activity log shall be kept for three (3) calendar years at the location where the inspection takes place, and upon request such log shall be made available to DOR within three (3) days from the date of such request.
(6) The Commissioner may, with or without cause, refuse to register any individual or business.

Rule 560-10-30-.16 Salvage Vehicles - Inspection and Titling Procedures

(1) All inspections shall be performed by a registered inspector who is not the builder, rebuilder, or owner of the vehicle being inspected.
(a) If a registered inspector is an employee of a business and is conducting inspections then the employer business shall have registered with DOR to perform salvage or assembled vehicle inspections.
(2) The registered inspector shall, when inspecting a re-built vehicle:
(a) Verify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the Salvage Certificate of Title with the VIN of the vehicle being inspected;
(b) Review Labor and Parts Certification Form T-129 and verify all parts repaired or replaced;
(c) Verify photograph(s) of the vehicle in an unrepaired condition; and
1. Such photograph(s) shall be of sufficient size and quality to show the damage to the vehicle.
(d) Complete a Salvage Motor Vehicle Inspection Report Form T-172.
(3) Upon completion of an inspection, the registered inspector shall provide to the individual requesting the inspection:
(a) A Salvage Motor Vehicle Inspection Report Form T-172; and
(b) A copy of the inspector's registration.
(4) A Salvage Motor Vehicle Inspection Report shall be reported on the Department's electronic Salvage and Assembled Vehicle Inspection system no later than 12:00 Noon the day following inspection of the vehicle.

Rule 560-10-30-.17 Assembled Vehicles - Inspection and Titling Procedures

(1) At the discretion of the Department, inspections shall be performed by a registered inspector who is not the builder, rebuilder, or owner of the vehicle being inspected.
(a) If a registered inspector is an employee of another business and is conducting inspections then the employer business shall have registered with the Department to perform salvage or assembled vehicle inspections.
(2) The registered inspector shall, when inspecting an assembled vehicle:
(a) Review Labor and Parts Certification Form T-129 and verify all parts that have been used in the assembly of the vehicle; and
(b) Complete an Assembled Motor Vehicle Inspection Report Form T-172(A).
(3) Upon completion of an inspection the registered inspector shall provide to the individual requesting the inspection:
(a) An Assembled Motor Vehicle Inspection Report Form T-172(A); and
(b) A copy of the inspector's registration.
(4) A Small Volume Manufacturer shall submit to the Department a request for an Assembled Vehicle Inspection form T-22AV, along with;
(a) The Small Volume Manufacturers Certificate of Origin;
(b) A Parts and Labor Statement form T-129; and
(c) Appropriate fees applicable to an Assembled Vehicle.

Rule 560-10-30-.18 Salvage Vehicles - Issuance of a "Rebuilt" Certificate of Title

Upon receipt and approval of an application for a rebuilt certificate of title, the Department shall issue a title with "REBUILT" as the legend on the title including the name of the rebuilder.

Rule 560-10-30-.19 Assembled Vehicles - Issuance of an "Assembled" Certificate of Title

(1) Upon receipt and approval of an application for an assembled certificate of title, the Department shall issue a title with the brand"ASSEMBLED" as the legend on the title.
(2) Upon receipt and approval of an application for an assembled certificate of title from a Small Volume Manufacturer, the Department shall issue a title with the brand "SMALL VOLUME MANUFACTURER" as the legend on the certificate of title.

Rule 560-10-30-.20 Salvage and Assembled Vehicles - Inspection Fees

(1) Fees charged for inspection by a business or individual shall be itemized on the receipt and not exceed:
(a) Fifty dollars ($50.00) per vehicle for the inspection;
1. An inspector shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) for total charges for other itemized expenses including but not limited to: administrative fees, travel or other miscellaneous expenses.
(b) Fifty dollars ($50.00) per vehicle as a fee for the registered inspection station.
1. An inspection location fee shall not exceed seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for total charges for other expenses including but not limited to administrative fees or other miscellaneous expenses.
(c) An inspector or inspection location shall provide a written receipt for all itemized expenses which shall agree with the total expenses listed on the inspection report.

Rule 560-10-30-.21 Salvage Vehicles - Application

(1) After an inspection, an applicant shall submit the following documents to the Department to apply for a Georgia Certificate of Title for such vehicle:
(a) Application for Certificate of Title Form MV-1;
(b) Salvage Certificate of Title and fee of eighteen dollars ($18.00);
(c) A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per vehicle inspected or re-inspected;
(d) Salvage Motor Vehicle Inspection Report form T-172;
(e) Copy of inspector's registration certificate;
(f) Copy of the rebuilder's Georgia's Used Motor Vehicle Parts License;
(g) At least one (1) photograph of the rebuilt vehicle prior to repair;
1. Such photographs shall be of sufficient size and sufficient quality to clearly show all damage to the vehicle's major component parts.
(h) A Labor and Parts Certification form T-129;
(i) Receipts for all parts replaced.; and
(j) A diagnostic report, if required.
(2) After completion of an inspection, the re-builder or individual shall provide a copy of all documents to the purchaser of the vehicle at time of sale.
(3) No vehicle shall be sold or transferred until a Georgia Certificate of Title has been issued by the Department and received by the owner of such vehicle.

Rule 560-10-30-.22 Assembled Vehicles - Application

(1) After an inspection an applicant shall submit the following documents to apply for a Georgia Certificate of Title for an assembled vehicle:
(a) Manufacturer Certificate of Origin (MCO) or Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO);
(b) Application for Certificate of Title Form MV-1;
(c) A fee of eighteen dollars ($18.00);
(d) A fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per motor vehicle inspected or re-inspected;
(e) A fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) per motorcycle inspected or re-inspected;
(f) Assembled Motor Vehicle Inspection Report form T-172(A);
(g) Copy of inspector's registration certificate;
(h) Receipts for all parts; and
(i) Parts and Labor certificate Form T-129.
(2) After completion of an inspection the builder or individual shall:
(a) Retain a copy of all documents submitted for a period of not less than three (3) years from the date of inspection; and
(b) Provide a copy of all documents to purchaser of vehicle at time of sale.
(3) No vehicle shall be sold or transferred until a Georgia Certificate of Title has been issued and received.
(4) After an inspection by the Department for a Small Volume Manufacturer, the applicant shall submit the following documents to apply for a Georgia Certificate of Title for a Small Volume Manufacturer vehicle:
(a) Application for Certificate of Title Form MV-1;
(b) Manufacturer Certificate of Origin (MCO) or Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO);
(c) An inspection report from an employee of the Department;
(d) A statement from the Small Vehicle Manufacture the vehicle meets Georgia's safety and emission standards pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated;
(e) Assembled Motor Vehicle Inspection Report form T-172(A);
(f) Parts and Labor Form T-129;
(g) Certificate of Title Application Fee of eighteen dollars ($18.00); and
(h) A fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per motor vehicle inspected.

Rule 560-10-30-.23 Salvage and Assembled - Vehicle Inspection Station Requirements

(1) Each location shall be required to comply with the following requirements:
(a) Maintain a general liability insurance policy in the amount of $1,000,000.00 in the aggregate and $100,000.00 per occurrence;
(b) Be in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations;
(c) Each location shall be available for a salvage or assembled vehicle inspection for a minimum of two (2) days per week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., excluding state holidays;
(d) Have a service facility to conduct an inspection both above and below the vehicle;
(e) Provide safe customer parking and adequate lighting if the facility is open before dawn or after dusk;
(f) Provide a safe customer waiting area;
(g) Be located on a state road or highway that allows travel for heavy-weighted vehicles;
(h) Owner(s) of the inspection station must:
1. Remit and file all local, state, and federal taxes;
2. Be a United States Citizen, or otherwise lawfully allowed to work in the United States;
(i) Be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State to conduct business in Georgia;
(j) Remit a registration fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) to the Department; and
(k) Complete and file the application for Salvage/Assembled Vehicle Inspection Location Form + MV-176 with the Department.

Rule 560-10-30-.24 Salvage and Assembled Vehicles - Revocation of Registration to Perform Salvage or Assembled Vehicle Inspections in Georgia

(1) The Department may revoke or suspend the registration of an inspector or suspend the registration of an inspection station with 30-day notice. Certain circumstances shall be grounds for revocation including but not limited to the following:
(a) Violation of any federal, state, or local law or ordinance;
(b) Failure to complete the inspection report as directed, including but not limited to vehicle identification number verification, verifying photographs and/or images to damaged, repaired or replaced parts; or
(c) Failure to comply with any instruction of the Department.
(2) The Department shall notify the inspector or location owner, in writing, at the address listed on their respective application.
(3) An inspector or location owner may appeal the respective suspension, termination, or revocation by the Department by requesting a hearing from the Commissioner in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, within ten calendar days of the notice of suspension, termination or revocation.
(4) The Department shall maintain a static website providing the name of all persons who are registered with the Department to perform salvage or assembled inspections and the street address where such registered individuals perform inspections.

Rule 560-10-30-.25 Application for a Special License Plate for a Family Member of a Servicemember Killed in Action

(1) As used in this Regulation, the license plate shall be designated the "Gold Star" license plate and the design shall be determined by the Commissioner.
(2) As used in this Regulation, the term "eligible family member" shall mean a person directly related to the fallen servicemember as spouse, mother, father, sibling, child, or step-parent.
(3) An eligible family member may obtain a Gold Star license plate upon compliance with the registration requirements set forth in the O.C.G.A. and this Regulation.
(a) A spouse or child shall provide a copy of the Department of Eligibility and Enrollment Services (DEERS) report dated prior to the death of the fallen service member.
(b) A mother, step-mother, father or step-father shall provide a copy of the DEERS report dated prior to the death of the fallen service member.
(c) A sibling shall provide copies of any verifiable document establishing their relationship to the fallen service member along with a copy of the DEERS report dated prior to the death of the fallen service member
(4) If the DEER's report is not immediately available, an eligible family member may provide a copy of the fallen service member's obituary published within two years after the service member's death, provided that the obituary lists the eligible family member's full name.
(5) The fees for the Gold Star license plate shall be:
(a) For the spouse, mother or father residing in Georgia on or before the death of the fallen service member:
1. The first license plate shall be issued and renewed annually with no registration fee, manufacturing fee, special license plate fee or special license plate renewal fee,
2. For any additional license plates, the license plate shall be issued with a registration fee, a $25.00 manufacturing fee.
3. Any additional license plate shall be renewed annually with a registration fee and a $25.00 special license plate renewal fee.
(b) For any spouse, mother, father, child or step-parent not residing in Georgia on or before the death of the fallen service member but later become a resident of Georgia, the fees shall a registration fee, a $25.00 manufacturing fee; the license plate shall be renewed annually with a registration fee and a $25.00 special license plate renewal fee.
(c) For an eligible family member who is not a spouse, mother or father.
1. A license plate shall be issued with a registration fee, a $25.00 manufacturing fee.
2. Additional license plates shall be renewed annually with a registration fee and a $25.00 special license plate renewal fee.
(d) The Gold Star license plate shall not be transferred except to a vehicle subsequently purchased by the eligible family member.

Rule 560-10-30-.33 Certificate of Title Exclusion for Commercial Vehicle Registration

(1) Upon satisfaction of the following conditions, a nonresident owner may be exempted by the commissioner under O.C.G.A. § 40-3-4(4).
(2) Commercial vehicles owned by nonresidents that are:
(a) Properly titled in the state of such owner's residence, and
(b) Where the vehicle is required to be registered in this state pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 40-2-88 known as the International Registration Plan (IRP).
(3) For an IRP registration to be granted:
(a) The applicant has met the requirements for registration pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the O.C.G.A.;
(b) The nonresident individual must present a copy of the out-of-state title;
(c) Said title must be verified by a law enforcement officer; and
(d) Proof of prior registration in another state must be furnished.

Rule 560-10-30-.34 False or Secret Compartment

(1) Upon the request of any law enforcement officer in this state, the commissioner shall provide a temporary license plate on a form provided by the commissioner upon the seizure of a license plate by a law enforcement officer and registration for any vehicle with a false or secret compartment.
(2) The temporary permit shall provide the owner's name, address and vehicle description to include vehicle liability insurance and any other information as deemed required by the commissioner.
(3) The temporary license plate shall be valid for no more than 30 days or until the vehicle with such false or secret compartment is repaired, whichever occurs first.
(4) The seized license plate and registration shall be returned to the owner upon inspection by the law enforcement officer and verification that the required repairs are complete.