Fairburn, GA asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: Hello, why is it illegal to have custom tags on custom plates in Georgia? Is it who gets the money based on § 40-2-60.1?

I am unable to find the answers explicitly stating why you can only have a custom tag i.e. something like CSTOMTG on the plain white plate instead of on the other sponsored plates through other agencies and organizations. I've heard several people say "because it's state law" or "for easier visibility" but that doesn't tell me anything or is speculation. Based on my research in § 40-2-60.1, I believe it has something to do with who gets the money since the agency gets the plate money and the state would get the tag money. Am I on the right track?

1 Lawyer Answer
Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Mableton, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Personalized plates in Georgia are known as Special license Plates or Prestige License plates. You have to submit aMV-9B form to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Your on the right track as far as who gets the money.

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