Get a Personalized License Plate in Georgia

Are you a driver in Georgia who has a desire to express yourself in a fun way? You can, when you choose to affix a personalized license plate, often referred to as "prestige plates" or "prestige tags" in Georgia, to your vehicle. Follow the steps below to learn how to get a personalized license plate in Georgia, and you'll soon be touring around town in unique style.


  1. Register your car, motorcycle, truck or trailer with the state of Georgia, if your vehicle is not presently registered. In some cases, those registering for the first time must do so in person at a County Tag Office.[1]
    • Provide a valid driver's license and proof of ownership, insurance, inspection and residency when registering your vehicle in Georgia for the first time.[2]
  2. Select up to 3 choices for your personalized license plate.
  3. Obtain Form MV-9B from a local DMV office or download and print the form from.[3] Form MV-9B is an application to request a personalized license plate in Georgia.[4]
    • Be sure to read all instructions on the form before filling it out.
  4. Write in all required information. This includes name, address, contact information and county of residence.
  5. Fill in your 3 choices on the form. Check if you are requesting personalized license plates for a passenger vehicle or a motorcycle.
    • You will have to record what each request means in the box beside each entry.
    • Place your requests in order starting with the one you want most, as the first entry which is available will be assigned to you.
  6. Sign the completed application. Be sure to include your driver's license number.
  7. Mail or bring the form in person to a nearest County Tag Office.[5]
  8. Include a check or money order for applicable charges and fees. Make checks payable to the Office of the Tax Commissioner.[6]
    • Note that standard registration fees apply in addition to personalized license plate fees.
    • A one-time manufacturing fee of $35 must be included.


  • Up to 7 characters (letters and numbers) can be used for personalized license plates on a passenger vehicle, motor home or non-commercial trailer. Up to 6 characters can be used for motorcycle plates.
  • An annual fee for personalized license plates may apply.
  • Spaces are included in the total number of characters allowed.
  • Manufacturing fee is now $35
  • A separate application must be submitted for each vehicle you are requesting a personalized license plate for.


  • Do not include symbols (such as commas, dashes, or exclamation points) when creating a personalized license plate. Symbols are not permitted.
  • Requests using a registered trademark must include written permission to use this trademark, or the request will be denied.
  • The letter combinations FBI, GOV, GSP or GBI are not allowed.
  • Requests that are the same as existing personalized license plates will also be rejected.
  • Do not use profanity, obscenities or defamatory remarks. Any request for a personalized license plate in Georgia that is viewed to be offensive or derogatory will be rejected.

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