A Georgia motor vehicle bill of sale is a legally binding document between the seller and the buyer of a vehicle. The transaction terms are mutually agreed upon and listed in the bill of sale.
The document also provides legal protection for both the buyer and the seller should any disagreement concerning the ownership of the vehicle or the validity of the transaction arise.
Vehicles weighing more than 16,000 pounds are exempt from the odometer disclosure statements.
Georgia Vehicle Registration
You will need the vehicle’s bill of sale and an odometer disclosure statement to register your vehicle. Vehicles in Georgia must be registered no later than 30 days after purchase or 30 days after establishing residence in Georgia.
Some vehicles are exempt from being registered.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
In Georgia, vehicles must be registered at the County Tag Office. Visit the County Tag Office locations website, find your Georgia country in the drop box, and view the offices in your area and their opening hours.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
The State of Georgia requires the following documents to register your vehicle:
- Bill of sale (Form T-7)
- Georgia driver’s license or state identification
- MV-1 DOR Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application
- Odometer disclosure statement (Form GA-25)
- The original title of the vehicle
Proof of vehicle insurance
- Filed by your insurance company in the Department of Revenue’s database
- Verify coverage using Georgia Drives e-Services Registration and Insurance Status
- Registration fees
If someone represents the seller during the vehicle purchase or transfer transaction, there must be a power of attorney form.
Note that a private seller should present the odometer disclosure statement at the time of the transaction.
Free Georgia Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
You can build your own Georgia vehicle bill of sale with our template.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you write your own vehicle bill of sale in Georgia?
Yes, you can write your own vehicle bill of sale in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Revenue also provides information about making your own vehicle bill of sale.
Does Georgia require a notarized vehicle bill of sale?
No, notarizing a vehicle bill of sale in Georgia is not required. However, note that the bill of sale must be signed and dated by both the seller and the buyer.