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Last month, my wife and I took the day off to run some errands, which included paying her ad valorem tax to the county. On the way to the north annex, I was lit up. I had no clue why, because I certainly wasn't speeding, and I am a very careful driver. To both our surprise, the Sept tag on her sedan expires on the birthday of the registration holder, which isn't what we expected. You see, in the other states in which we've lived, your registration expires on the last day of the month that's indicated on the sticker. No problem, oversight on our part, moga is guilty as charged. I get my ticket and proceeded up to the DDS office to pay our dues.

Well, I just got around to paying the fine, as the court date is rapidly closing. I damn near died from the sticker shock when I discovered the amount of the ticket: $198.00 incl. processing fee. :shock: I feel violated after paying such a fine for a matter as insignificant as that. Especially since I noticed numerous instances of people driving with 2006 tags that day after I got lit up. Why did they have to choose me to price gouge??

There goes the handgun acquisition I had in mind for this month.

Neither NY or MA has anything on GA when it comes to severity of traffic fines. I thought the north was bad...

So if there are any other new citizens of GA, this is meant to be the warning I wish I had.
 

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Just get you a piece of card board and write on it with a marker- "Tag Applied For" or "Lost Tag". Apparently that is legal.
 

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Just get you a piece of card board and write on it with a marker- "Tag Applied For" or "Lost Tag". Apparently that is legal.
It doesn't even need to be legible. Apparently you can scribble some gibberish on a card board and stick it where the plate should be and your all set.
 

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moga said:
GunNut said:
Just get you a piece of card board and write on it with a marker- "Tag Applied For" or "Lost Tag". Apparently that is legal.
It doesn't even need to be legible. Apparently you can scribble some gibberish on a card board and stick it where the plate should be and your all set.
:lol:
 

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How would he know your birthday had already passed to pull you over? I also thought it was the last day of the birthday month. It's not like your actual b-day is on the sticker.
 

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VOLGRAD said:
How would he know your birthday had already passed to pull you over? I also thought it was the last day of the birthday month. It's not like your actual b-day is on the sticker.
Apparently they ran our tag because it was the month in which it expired.

DeKalb PD had many motorists pulled over on the stretch of road where they got me. I think they were a part of a larger campaign. I don't know whether they targeted stickers specifically, but they sure were out in force.
 

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I was looking for the "official answer" but the state website was apparently down. I did find this and found it particularly interesting, although not completely applicable. I had never heard of this.

Unofficial Guide to the DMV said:
Unofficial Guide to the DMV
Registration Periods
Georgia has three different types of registration periods, depending on where you live. Most of the counties are on a year-round registration basis, but a few counties have a nonstaggered four-month registration period, while Talbot County has a four-month staggered registration period.

If you are in a year-round registration county, your registration period will be the 30 days prior to your birthday, ending at midnight on that date. This registration period applies to the first person listed on your title and registration papers.

If you live in a four-month nonstaggered registration county, you'll need to register or renew any time between January 1 and April 30 each year.

Talbot county residents register according to the birthday of the first person listed on the title and registration. If your birthday falls in:

January, February, or March: Registration is January 1-31.
April, May, or June: Registration is February 1-28 (in a leap year, the deadline will be February 29).
July, August, or September: Registration is March 1-31.
October, November, or December: Registration is April 1-30.
Penalties for Late Registration

Hefty fines and possible vehicle impoundment could occur if you do not register your vehicle within 30 days of purchase or moving into the state.
 

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moga said:
GunNut said:
Just get you a piece of card board and write on it with a marker- "Tag Applied For" or "Lost Tag". Apparently that is legal.
It doesn't even need to be legible. Apparently you can scribble some gibberish on a card board and stick it where the plate should be and your all set.
It works, My room mate did it for like 3 or 4 years, just replaced it when it was too shabby looking. it also helped him breeze through toll booths without fear of having his tag photographed
 

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jeepsterwannabe said:
moga said:
GunNut said:
Just get you a piece of card board and write on it with a marker- "Tag Applied For" or "Lost Tag". Apparently that is legal.
It doesn't even need to be legible. Apparently you can scribble some gibberish on a card board and stick it where the plate should be and your all set.
It works, My room mate did it for like 3 or 4 years, just replaced it when it was too shabby looking. it also helped him breeze through toll booths without fear of having his tag photographed
I don't think it legal. I think that was good luck on your roommates part. I went on a ride along with a local PD one time and saw one of those. I asked the officer if they were legal. He said "no" and pulled him over to check the registration. He ended up with a DUI arrest.
 

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VOLGRAD said:
I don't think it legal. I think that was good luck on your roommates part. I went on a ride along with a local PD one time and saw one of those. I asked the officer if they were legal. He said "no" and pulled him over to check the registration. He ended up with a DUI arrest.
What if you throw a couple of ladders on the roof or some rakes and lawn mowers in the back? :D
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
VOLGRAD said:
I don't think it legal.
Really? :? Why not? :lol:
A vehicle must have a tag or thirty day drive-out dealer tag. My old roommate drove around with Carl Gregory tag for 3 years till the state started mandating drive out tags with expiration dates.
 
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