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White County Tax Commissioner: Vehicle Registration

Frequently, when an owner sells or trades in a vehicle, they immediately cancel the insurance coverage.  However, if the vehicle registration is not cancelled first, the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) considers the vehicle as being operated without insurance.  The DOR's registration system generates a letter that is sent to the owner stating that a $25 insurance lapse fee is due and the registration will be suspended. To avoid this situation, owners need to cancel the registration or transfer the tag BEFORE cancelling insurance coverage.

If the insurance issue is not addressed or the fee paid within 30 days, the tag is suspended and the fee goes up to $85. A waiver of these lapse fees is available once per owner, but only if the vehicle falls into one of the following categories:

If you feel that you meet one of these criteria, you can fill out an affidavit for waiver of the insurance lapse fee.  This form can be filled  out in-person at the tag office or you can contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at wctc@whitecounty.net or 706.865.2225

There are several ways registered owners can cancel their tags:

White County Tax Commissioner
113 North Brooks Street
Cleveland GA, 30528