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Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Georgia. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle. If you have brought an antique or custom-built vehicle into Georgia for a first time registration, or if you have custom-assembled a vehicle in the State, you will be referred to a County Tax Commissioner's office near you.
WHAT ARE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES?
- In Georgia, an antique vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured at least twenty-five years ago.
- The State defines a custom-built assembled vehicle as any motor vehicle that has been assembled or completely reconstructed using new or used parts or from manufacturer's kits. They are also called Kit Vehicles. Homemade Trailers are custom-built vehicles assembled to transport property.
HOW TO REGISTER AN ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLE
You will have to visit a County Tax Commissioner's office near you to register your antique or custom-built vehicle. When registering a custom-built or antique vehicle, you will need to bring the following materials to the office:
- A completed and notarized Title Application, when obtaining a title for a new, custom-built vehicle or serial number for a homemade trailer.
- The Certificate of Title or manufacturer's certificate of origin, for antique or custom vehicles that have already been titled.
- A completed and notarized Builder's Affidavit, for homemade trailers to receive a serial number for the vehicle. If your antique or custom-built vehicle has a serial number, then submit an original Certificate of Inspection, form T-22B, filled by either The County Commissioner's Office or a Georgia law enforcement officer after they validate the serial number of your vehicle.
- An Affidavit of an Assembled Vehicle Inspection must be submitted for assembled vehicles.
- An Inspector's Report, certifying that the vehicle is safe to take on the road. The Motor Vehicle Division will provide the report, following the vehicle inspection by an MVD Inspection Station.
- An emissions testing report if applicable.
When registering an antique or custom-built vehicle, you will be required to pay the appropriate registering and titling fees. Check with your County Tax Commissioner's Office on the exact amount to be paid and the accepted methods of payment.
RENEWING A CUSTOM-BUILT OR ANTIQUE VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Your custom-built or antique vehicle's registration will clearly indicate when it will expire. The process for renewing the registration on a custom or antique vehicle is the same as renewing the registration on a regular motor vehicle.
- Auto Insurance is required for all custom vehicles operated in Georgia.
- See also Title Transfers and Registering a Non-Custom Vehicle.
- Titles are not issued for vehicles manufactured before 1962 and for homemade trailers and cars. A rebuilt vehicle may be eligible for a Georgia title once it passes the safety inspection.
- You may apply for special license plates for your antique vehicle.