Get Your Georgia Aquarium License Plate
Georgia Aquarium has a new license plate! You can support the world's largest and best aquarium with our efforts in conservation and research, and spread the word about our great work while sporting a Georgia Aquarium special plate. Buy your own Georgia Aquarium license plate today!
One of the Georgia Aquarium’s goals is to be a leading facility for aquatic animal conservation and research. Georgia Aquarium conducts research to improve husbandry methods, develop innovative and exciting new exhibits, contribute to the understanding of the underwater world and apply new discoveries to the conservation of aquatic life. Every day, researchers in the Aquarium’s exhibits and labs are learning more about marine life in order to develop new methods of animal care and veterinary medicine. By combining field research with the study of on-site animals in a controlled environment, the Aquarium is contributing to the advancement of human knowledge in the area of animal science.
The funds from Georgia Aquarium’s specialty plate support important programs to understand the health of wild dolphin populations and to protect their coastal habitats. Bottlenosed dolphins found in habitats along the Georgia and Florida coasts are excellent sentinels of environmental health because they are at the top of the food chain and they are known to express high levels of site fidelity, so they can indicate problems below them in the ecosystem. Senior Vice President Dr. Greg Bossart, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Georgia Aquarium, has been heavily involved in understanding the health of these animals for many years. They face a number of threats from pollution and emerging infectious diseases. The Georgia Aquarium will continue with critical research and conservation efforts in partnership with the Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Program at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and the federal Government on the Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) Project. Learn more about other research and conservation programs.
BUY YOUR OWN GEORGIA AQUARIUM SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE
The Georgia Aquarium plate is in production. Support our efforts starting today by purchasing your tag manufacturing fee voucher from the Georgia Aquarium.
Upon submission of the manufacturing fee, you will be contacted by mail by your county tag office to pick up your Georgia Aquarium special plate. Initial issuance of the specialty license plate must happen by taking the receipt you receive in the mail to your county's tag office. In future years, you will be able to renew your license plate online through the department of motor vehicles’ website.
If your renewal is due or if you are applying for a new tag, there is an additional annual registration fee (in addition to the $35 special license plate fee, the manufacturing fee, ad valorem tax or any penalties, which may be due).
Georgia Aquarium is not acting as an agent of the state. Payment of this manufacturing fee does not constitute payment to the state, however the payment does entitle the purchaser to receive an issuance for your county’s tag office to pick up your plate upon payment of additional annual registration, if required at the time of tag issue. Initial issuance of the specialty license plate must happen by visiting your county’s tag office. In future years, you will be able to renew your tag online through the department of motor vehicles’ website.
You DO NOT need to wait until your birthday to apply for a plate! Your registration and annual ad valorem will not be affected by applying before or after your birthday. The manufacturing fee is $25 per vehicle. If you currently have a specialty plate or vanity plate, your new Georgia Aquarium license plate will replace it.
If your tag is due for renewal, you can purchase a Georgia Aquarium plate through the Georgia Department of Revenue. Read these simple instructions.
If you prefer to remit a check for the manufacturing fee, you may do so by completing THIS FORM and submitting the form with a $25 check (per tag) payable to Georgia Aquarium to:
Georgia Aquarium Special Plate
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313