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You may qualify for a Senior Exemption if you meet all of the following requirements:

  1. You are 65 years of age.
  2. Your vehicle is 10 model years old or older. For 2022, this includes all 2012 and older model year vehicles.
  3. You do not drive the vehicle over 5,000 miles per year. The odometer must be functional in order to demonstrate the “under 5,000 miles/year” requirement.
  4. You are the primary registered vehicle owner (your name is the first name listed on the vehicle title/registration).
  5. You have proof of ownership of the vehicle (in the form of a copy of the vehicle’s Georgia registration or renewal notice, current or from last year, or the vehicle’s Georgia title).

Please read the instructions below before applying for a Senior Exemption.

Applying for a Senior Exemption

Senior Exemption Applications may be submitted electronically by clicking here. Another option is to print the required forms.  You may complete them and submit the forms in-person at any GCAF Customer Service Center or select metro Atlanta tag offices.

A proxy may submit the completed Senior Exemption Application and necessary documentation for eligible seniors, however if submitting by proxy, the application must be signed by the proxy. The proxy must also submit a copy of his or her driver’s license.

Required Documentation

GCAF only accepts documentation in English; documents in other languages will not be accepted. Additional information may be required in order to process the Senior Exemption.

The following documentation must be submitted when applying for a Senior Exemption:

  • A completed Senior Exemption Application.
  • Copies of the following (scans, camera photos, etc., are acceptable but copies must be completely clear and readable):
    • Proof of age. Examples include a copy of your current GA driver’s license, passport or birth certificate.
      • Must include copy of proxy’s drivers license or current state ID, if applicable.
    • Proof of ownership of the vehicle (in the form of a copy of the vehicle’s Georgia registration or renewal notice, current or from last year, or the vehicle’s Georgia title).


Please allow three (3) business days for a response.

NOTE: If the application is complete, it may be processed within three business days. If the application packet required by the extension, exemption, or waiver does not contain all applicable documents, is missing requirements, or if any information is not verifiable, the applicant will be notified and the waiver will remain “pending” until the requirements are met.

Documents submitted or re-submitted via email may take up to three business days to be attached to the application for review. Once documents are attached, an additional three business days may be required for processing.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The applicant will receive a confirmation number for an online submittal to acknowledge a successful transmission. Please use this number when referring to your application. The applicant will be contacted once the application (or extension, exemption, or waiver) is processed.

The applicant should remember to check his or her email and voicemail for correspondence from Georgia’s Clean Air Force for application’s status after three business days have passed.