Georgia might ditch those tiny license plate tags


Georgia might ditch those tiny license plate tags

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Mohamed Al Ali holds a registration sticker before he attaches it to his license plate in the parking lot of the Motor Vehicle Division of the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner North Office on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Love ‘em or hate em’, those tiny decals Georgia requires you to stick on your license plate every year may be on their way out.

The state Department of Revenue is studying whether to eliminate or reduce the stickers’ use, which is required annually (for a $20 fee) to show that a vehicle is properly registered.

There’s no definitive plan in place; the agency’s report is due to the state Legislature by Jan. 1 and is expected to kick-start more serious consideration.

In the meantime, early estimates show the state could save millions of dollars. Law enforcement agencies, however, aren’t thrilled with the idea.

Find out why, how other states have eliminated the requirement and what Georgia could do next by clicking here to read our premium story, only on

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