Motor Vehicle Registration
Forms of payment accepted in Office: Cash, Check or Certified Funds
PLEASE NOTE: THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE MUST PRESENT A VALID GA DRIVERS LICENSE
Cherokee County Tax Commissioner
2780 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
Canton Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 and some Saturday 8:00-11:45
Woodstock Annex Office
155 Towne Lake Pkwy
Woodstock, GA 30188
Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00
Vehicle owners must renew their registration and pay the ad valorem tax every year with the Tax Commissioner during the 90 day period which ends on their birthday. If the vehicle is owned by more than one person, then the birthday of the person's name that appears first on the title is used to determine the registration period.
Newly acquired vehicles must be registered within 7 days; at which time the Title Ad Valorem Tax will be paid. The owner would then come back in during the 60 day period which ends on their birthday to pay the annual tag fee. Effective January 1, 2000, all Cherokee County residents must have an emission test done annually on their vehicle prior to purchasing their tag. New MSO vehicles are exempt from the emission tests for the first three years.
Any new resident registering in Cherokee County must have a current emission before registering vehicles. An annual passing GA emissions test is required prior to renewing or registering your vehicle, For 2020 renewals, 1996-2017 year models, excluding diesels, alternative fuel vehicles, an any vehicle weighing more than 8500 lbs.
Senior Citizens can apply for a waiver of the emission, if they are over 65 years old and the vehicle is 10 years old or older, and driven less than 5,000 miles annually.