Acceptable methods of payment in the office
- Money orders
*A 3% service fee for credit or debit card transactions will be added to the total amount due.
To renew in the office, you must bring in a valid GA driver’s license or GA issued Identification Card that shows your current Clarke County address.
Return Check Handling
Effective July 15, 2015 the Athens-Clarke County Tag Office / Motor Vehicle Division entered into an agreement with Envision Payment Solutions (EPS) for collection of funds from returned checks. Return checks will be forwarded by our bank to this company for collection.
Customers with returned check questions should contact EPS as the Tag Office will not be able to accept reimbursement from customers whose checks are returned to EPS.
EPS contact information:
Phone: 877.290.5460 or 770.709.3100
Address: PO Box 157, Suwanee GA 30024-9998
Car tags can be renewed in the office, on-line at DOR Online Tag Renewal, by phone 1-877-496-0249 or by mail.
Payments received after the due date (birthday of primary owner) will be assessed a late fee equal to 25% of the tag fee plus 10% of the tax. Pre-bills are sent as a courtesy, failure to receive your pre-bill does not negate your responsibility to renew by your birthday.
Motor vehicle owners and lessees in this state are required to maintain Georgia continuous liability insurance coverage on their vehicle(s) to: 1) legally drive the vehicle(s); 2) register and obtain Georgia license plates (tags); and, 3) renew, replace, or transfer existing Georgia license plates (tags).