New Georgia License Plates Now Available
Registered vehicle owners may choose between traditional plate and a contest-winning design.
Two new Georgia license plates became available Monday.
The Georgia Department of Revenue announced the new, digitally printed plates are available in all 159 counties. Vehicle owners can choose between a traditional plate and a plate designed by Linda Sosebee.
Sosebee's design was selected during a 2011 contest in which more than 500 designs were submitted. Two voting periods were held to select the winning design. The first vote was discarded after confusion over whether or not the statement “In God We Trust” was intended to be part of the plate design.
Will you choose the new design or the traditional plate? Tell us in the comments.
According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, the new tags are less expensive and faster to produce than previous plates. Older plates (those issued prior to Dec. 1, 2003) will gradually be phased out and will be replaced at the time of registration renewal or first-time registration at a county tag office. Plates issued after Dec. 1, 2003 will be phased out beginning in May of 2013.
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