The Liberty County Tax Office will be closed on the following dates in 2011:
Friday, December 31, 2010 for New Years Day
Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21st for President's Day
Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day
Monday, July 4th for Independence Day
Monday, September 5th for Labor Day
Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day
Friday, November 11th for Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving
Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th for Christmas
Effective January 1, 2011, “IN GOD WE TRUST” decals are available to display on one’s car tag in lieu of the county name decal. These decals are $1 each and are available in the Tag Office.
New Fees to Renew Most Specialty Tags
House Bill 1055, which went into effect on May 26, 2010, added an additional $35 in addition to the regular tag fee to renew most specialty tags. The tags most affected are Wild Life tags (Deer, Bobwhite Quail and Humming Bird), Dog, Cat, Educator, Purple Cone Flower and Wild Flower tags. The new fees can be found at http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov. On the left side of the page click "Plate Samples".
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011 House Bill 1005......VEHICLES ACQUIRED FROM OTHER THAN A DEALER. Within seven (7) business days of purchase or other acquisition of a vehicle, the new owner shall, pursuant to O.C.G.A 40-2-29 apply to the owner's County Tag Agent and present the Certificate of Title, and insurance, accompanied by applicable fees. If the Certificate of Title is in the possession of a security interest or lien holder, the County Tag Agent shall issue a temporary operating permit valid for 30 days.
GOLD STAR TAG: The Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division will allow The Gold Star Tag (honoring the family members of service members who have been killed in action) to begin issuance. This tag will only be issued to a family member directly related to the fallen member (un-married spouse, legal mother, legal father, sibling, and step-parent). More information on this tag and other Special Interest Tags, visit the State of Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division at http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov.
Sales Tax On Out of State Vehicle Purchases : We are now collecting Sales Tax on out of state vehicle purchases. Beginning January 1, 2006, Georgia Sales Tax must be paid on all vehicles purchased from any business or dealership outside the State of Georgia prior to registration of the vehicle.
Car Insurance- Cancel Tag: Vehicle owners who cancel insurance on a motor vehicle are required to come into the office and cancel the tag. The tag has to be cancelled the same day insurance coverage is cancelled. If the vehicle is later reinsured, the owner must bring a binder from their insurance company and reinstate the tag. Failure to do so will result in fines and/or suspension of registration by the Georgia Department of Revenue.