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Subject 560-10-14 UNLAWFUL USE OF TAGS

Rule 560-10-14-.01 When a New or Unregistered Vehicle is Required to be Registered and When a Non-resident is Required to Register and Purchase a Tag

(1) New or unregistered vehicles are allowed seven (7) days after the date of purchase within which to purchase a tag and/or renewal decal. The days which are allowed are full working days, not including Sundays or legal holidays, after the date of purchase; this counting method applies to the time requirements of each subsection of this rule.
(2) Non-residents temporarily in Georgia who are covered by a valid and existing reciprocity agreement between Georgia and their home state shall have their liability for the purchase of a Georgia tag and/or renewal decal determined by the terms and conditions of the reciprocity agreement.
(3) Non-residents who move to Georgia permanently, as opposed to those who are merely sojourning, must purchase a Georgia tag and/or renewal decal within thirty (30) days after establishing their legal residence in Georgia.
(4) Non-residents whose vehicles are properly registered in their home state who are sojourning in Georgia (and who are not covered by some valid and existing reciprocity agreement) must purchase a Georgia tag and/or renewal decal if they operate their vehicle(s) in Georgia for thirty (30) or more continuous days except that nonresident for hire carriers who make intrastate usage of vehicles or equipment must purchase a Georgia tag immediately. The tag must be purchased within seven (7) days following such usage to avoid a penalty for delinquency. Intrastate usage of vehicles or equipment means any carriage of passengers, freight, merchandise, etc. between two or more points located within the State of Georgia.
(5) Reciprocal agreements have been entered into by Georgia with the District of Columbia, Quebec and the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. These agreements are on file with the Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Unit, Trinity-Washington Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

Rule 560-10-14-.02 The Rate to be Applied and the Penalty to be Assessed Where a Motor Vehicle Operator is Operating with No Tag

Operating with no tag includes operating with a tag issued for another vehicle or operating with a tag which has been reported as lost, strayed or stolen or operating with a five (5) year tag not properly renewed. Where a vehicle which is required to be registered is found to be operating with no tag, the rate at which the tag shall be computed and the penalty to be assessed shall be as follows:

DURING THIS QUARTER

RATE AND PENALTY TO BE ASSESSED

1

QUARTER

Jan.-Feb.-

Mar.-Apr.

ALL VEHICLES

(First used in this quarter)

Full Year Rate.

25% Penalty, $1.00 cost.

2

QUARTER May-June

July

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL

UNLIMITED AND 50 MILES BUSES

(First used in this quarter)

¾ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If used 1st quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

3 QUARTER

Aug.-Sept.

Oct.

ALL OTHER VEHICLES

(Whether first used in this quarter or the first quarter)

Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES

(First used in this quarter)

½ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

(If first used in either the 1st or 2nd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

4

ALL OTHER VEHICLES

(Whether first used in this quarter or in the 1st or 2nd quarter.) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES

(First used in this quarter)

QUARTER Nov.-Dec.

¼ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If first used in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

 

ALL OTHER VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in one of the first three quarters.) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

Rule 560-10-14-.03 The Rate to be Applied and the Penalty to be Assessed Where a Motor Vehicle Operator is Operating with Last Year's Tag Displayed

Where a motor vehicle operator is operating his vehicle and is displaying a Georgia tag from the previous year, includes operating with a five (5) year tag not properly renewed, the following rules shall apply and the following rates and penalties will be used and assessed:

DURING THIS QUARTER

WHEN DELINQUENT

RATE AND PENALTY

1 QUARTER Jan.-Feb.-Mar.-Apr.-

OPERATING WITH LAST YEAR'S TAG Not delinquent until on or after April 2nd.

ALL VEHICLES (First used in this quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost

 

VEHICLES ONLY

USED IN THIS

QUARTER

Not delinquent but current year tag and/or renewal decal must be purchased before April

2 even if not used thereafter.

 
 

VEHICLES IMPROPERLY

CLASSIFIED

OR OVERWEIGHT --

Not delinquent but must purchase proper tag before

April 2. AFTER

APRIL 1st -- All vehicles delinquent.

 

2 QUARTER May-June-July

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter) ¾ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If used 1st quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER

   

VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in the 1st quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost

3 QUARTER Aug.-Sept.-Oct.

ALL VEHICLES Delinquent.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter) ½ Year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (if first used in either the 1st or 2nd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER

VEHICLES

(Whether first used in this quarter or in the 1st or 2nd quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost

4

QUARTER

Nov.-Dec.

ALL VEHICLES Delinquent.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter.) ¼ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If first used in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter, the rate is shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in one of the first three quarters.) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

Rule 560-10-14-.04 The Rate to be Applied and the Credit to be Allowed Where a Motor Vehicle Operator is Operating with a Current Tag but is Hauling More Weight Than Permitted by the Tag Displayed

Where a motor vehicle operator is found to be operating his vehicle with more weight than allowed for the class of tag displayed, the rate to be used to compute the proper tag and the credit to be allowed on the tag displayed is as follows:

DURING THIS QUARTER

WHEN DELINQUENT CREDIT ALLOWED

RATE AND PENALTY

1 QUARTER

Jan.-Feb.-March-Apr.-

ALL VEHICLES Not delinquent until April 2nd but proper tag and/or renewal decal must be purchased before April 2nd One-half credit allowed on current tag if improper for weight only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

(First used in this quarter) Full year rate.

 

VEHICLES ONLY

USED IN THIS QUARTER.

Not delinquent until

April 2nd BUT current year tag and/or renewal decal must be purchased before April 2nd even if not used thereafter.

 

2

QUARTER

May-June

July-

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. One-half credit given for current tag if it was improper due to weight only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter) ¾ year rate (If used 1st quarter the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or the 1st quarter) Full year rate.

3 QUARTER Aug.-Sept-Oct.

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. One-half credit given for current tag if it was improper due to weight only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter) ½ year rate (If first used in either the 1st or 2nd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER

VEHICLES

(Whether first used in this quarter or in the 1st or 2nd quarter) Full year rate.

4

QUARTER

Nov.-Dec.

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. One-half credit given for current tag if it was improper due to weight only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED 50 MILES BUSES (First in this quarter) ¼ year rate (If first used in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in one of the first three quarters) Full year rate.

Rule 560-10-14-.05 The Rate to be Applied, the Penalty to be Assessed and the Credit to be Given Where a Vehicle Operator is Operating With a Current Tag but is Improperly Classified

Where a motor vehicle operator with a current tag is found to be hauling for hire with a private tag or is found to be hauling material not permitted by the class of tag displayed, the vehicle is improperly classified. Where a vehicle operator is delinquent for both weight and classification, he is treated as being delinquent for weight only and Section 560-10-14-.04 applies. Where a vehicle operator is delinquent only for classification, the following rate shall be applied, penalty assessed and credit allowed:

DURING THIS QUARTER

WHEN DELINQUENT CREDIT ALLOWED

RATE AND PENALTY

1 QUARTER

Jan.-Feb.-March-Apr.-

ALL VEHICLES--

Not delinquent until April 2nd but proper tag and/or renewal decal must be purchased before

April 2nd. Full credit given for improper tag only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

ALL VEHICLES (First used in this quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

 

VEHICLES ONLY

USED IN THIS

QUARTER

Not delinquent until

April 2nd but current year tag and/or renewal decal must be purchased before April 2nd even if not used thereafter.

 

2

QUARTER

May-June

July

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. Full credit given for improper tag only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES First used in this quarter) ¾ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If used 1st quarter the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER VEHICLES

   

(Whether first used in this quarter or the 1st quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.

3

QUARTER

Aug.-Sept.

Oct.

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. Full credit given for improper tag only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED AND 50 MILE BUSES (First used in this quarter) ½ Year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If first used in either the 1st or 2nd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER

VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in the 1st or 2nd quarter) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00

cost.

4

QUARTER

Nov.-Dec.

ALL VEHICLES--Delinquent. Full credit given for improper tag only if it is surrendered at the time the proper tag is purchased.

TRUCKS OVER 14,000 AND ALL UNLIMITED 50 MILES BUSES (First used in this quarter) ¼ year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost (If first used in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter, the rate is as shown above.)

   

ALL OTHER VEHICLES (Whether first used in this quarter or in one of the first three quarters) Full year rate, 25% penalty, $1.00 cost.