Once you surrender ownership of a vehicle in Georgia, you must sign over its title. Your Georgia car title displays the names and addresses of all owners and lienholders. The title also gives a description of the vehicle, including the make, model, production year, color, odometer reading, engine type and date the vehicle was purchased, which is the date all liens were paid off.

Step 1

Pay off all debt or liens against the car that are owned by a bank, credit union or loan company to acquire a Georgia Certificate of Title. Contact the financial institution that held the loan if the title is not mailed to your home within a month. If necessary, use your billing statement or loan-satisfaction letter to prove that you have paid off the loan. Store the title in a secure place.