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Old 08-05-2015, 10:28 PM
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Hi. All.

I have been residency in GA about 3 years. (Currently don't have a car)

My dad will give his car in NJ to me.

To register the car in Fulton county, I guess I need to change the ownership from dad to me and register the car in GA.

1. how can I have the car insurance for dad's car before I register it? However, I need car insurance to register it.
2. Do I have to 'change ownership' before register? If not, what kind of document do I have to prepare?
3. For Tax and other fees, do GA tax offices accept personal check or card? or only cash?

Thank you.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:35 AM
Location: Macon, GA
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This is based on a similar situation, I was involved in a few years back. I doubt it has changed.

1. Just call the insurance company and tell them what you are doing. They will make the insurance valid upon the date of the transaction. They do this all of the time.
2. Create a bill of sale for 1 or 10 dollars and have dad sign the title to you. Take the New Jersey title signed over to you and the bill of sale to the tag office. You will surrender the NJ title and purchase a GA one. They will treat it like you bought a car from a random person out of state.
3. I believe this varies by county. Call your county to be sure what they accept.

Note...you must have a GA drivers license before you can title and tag a vehicle here. If you havent gotten around to that in these first 3 years (doubtful, I know, but it happens especially with students, young adults, and people without cars)...do that first.

Here is the excerpt from the dept of revenue..https://dor.georgia.gov/getting-georgia-title-faqs

.What do I need to get a Georgia title and license plate for my vehicle that is currently titled and/or registered in another state or country?
Note: This information includes vehicles currently registered in a Province or Territory of Canada.

A completed and signed Form MV-1 Title/Tag Application.
An original valid title issued in your name or properly assigned to you. If your title is being held by your financial institution or leasing company, the person processing your application will contact your financial institution or leasing company by mail requesting the submission of your out-of-state title for the issuance of a Georgia title.
An out of state/country original valid registration certificate.
A completed and signed Form T-22B Certification of Inspection
If the vehicle is a 1986 or newer year model and the previous state or country does not issue titles, you must submit.
Georgia liability insurance.
An Emission Inspection Certificate, if applicable.
Translation - An English translation of each document not printed in the English language.
A copy of your Georgia license or Georgia identification card.
When a motor vehicle, not a trailer or a vehicle imported from Puerto Rico, is imported into the United States, three federal forms are required.

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