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Senior Exemption Instructions

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 2020, this includes all 2010 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. Complete the online form and attached the required documents or bring the required documents to any of our 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 their driver’s license.

Required Documentation

The following documentation must be submitted when applying for a Senior Exemption. Additional information may be required in order to process the Senior Exemption. Note: GCAF only accepts documentation in English; documents in other languages will not be accepted.

  • 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 driver’s license, passport or birth certificate.
      • Must include copy of proxy’s drivers license or 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 packet is complete, it will be processed within three (3) business days. If the application packet does not contain all applicable documents required by the extension, exemption, or waiver, or the documents were not verifiable, the applicant will be notified and the processing time will take longer. When the correct documentation is received, the processing time resets to the times outlined above. 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.

Start your Senior Application now.