Beginning Monday, May 7, two new Georgia license plates will make their debut.
The Georgia Department of Revenue announced the new, digitally printed plates will be available in all 159 counties. Vehicle owners will be able to choose between a traditional plate and a plate designed by Ms. Linda Sosebee.
Will you choose the new design or the traditional plate? Tell us in the comments.
Sosebee’s design was selected during a 2011 contest in which more than 500 designs were submitted. Two voting periods were held to select the winning design. The first vote was discarded after after confusion over whether or not the statement “In God We Trust” was intended to be part of the plate design.
According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, the new tags are less expensive and faster to produce than previous plates. Older plates (those issued prior to Dec. 1, 2003) will gradually be phased out and will be replaced at the time of registration renewal or first-time registration at a county tag office. Plates issued after Dec. 1, 2003 will be phased out beginning in May of 2013.