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Georgia law 40-2-44, along with other state regulations, requires that the following steps be taken to replace a missing or stolen license plate:

Step 1: Create a police report online

All lost or stolen license plates should be reported to law enforcement.

To create a police report online in Hall County, visit https://hallcounty.policetocitizen.com/reportincident 

Please be prepared to provide the location where the incident occurred and your resident address. Your TAG number is required. If your newly purchased vehicle does not have a tag number assigned, please visit https://eservices.drives.ga.gov to get your duplicate registration

A copy of the police report will be sent from the Hall County Sheriff’s office to the Tax Commissioner’s office.

Step 2: Provide payment for the lost or stolen plate

Appropriate replacement license plate fee:

  • $8.00 for standard plates.
  • $43.00 ($8.00 replacement license plate fee plus $35.00 manufacturing fee) for special prestige license plates

Note: Replacement fee may not apply if the original tag or plate was lost in the mail and a replacement request is submitted within ninety (90) days of the initial tag/plate issuance date, in addition to submitting a Form T-200 Affidavit of Non-Receipt of an Original License Plate and a copy of a police report.

Ways to pay:

  • Drive-up drop box — 2875 Browns Bridge Rd. | Gainesville GA 30504
  • Mail it — PO Box 1579 | Gainesville GA 30503
  • Call Center — 770.531.6950

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 770.531.6950, text us at 833.602.8497, or email tagoffice@hallcounty.org

What to bring to your appointment:

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME – The completed and approved online incident report must be received by tag office staff, or the transaction cannot be completed.

If old plate is found / recovered:

  • If a lost or stolen license plate is recovered or comes into your possession, you must immediately surrender it to the tag office.
  • Any person displaying an old license plate on a vehicle will be subject to citation in accordance with Department of Revenue – Motor Vehicle Division laws.


An appointment is strongly encouraged to replace a lost or stolen plate.

Click here to make an appointment.