Do I need to have a title in Georgia for a 50cc scooter?

by Antwain Jordan
(Woodstock, GA)

I'm contemplating buying a scooter and I wanted to know if I needed a title to register my scooter here in Georgia. Please let me know if this is necessary. Thanks

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Apr 11, 2012
You couldnt' get it if you tried NEW
by: Anonymous

This is in the State of Georgia (other states might be diffferent, and hopefully they ARE different, BUT)
I called three counties and the State of GA. A 49cc scooter (Ruckus in this case) is governed by a Bill of Sale. The State WILL NOT title it. If it is 50cc or over, you can eventually get a title for it, since a tag is required to drive it on roadways. No tag or insurance is required for a 49cc or below, even though they can be ridden on roadways (NOT divided highways with limited access -- like the interstate). Just a helmet and a learner's permit are required. The huge difference is the cc: 49 or below, no tag or insurance are required and State won't issue a title. If you buy or sell a 49cc or below, just make sure you have the bill of sale chain, beginning with a Certificate of Origin from the dealer. Gooten Lucken.

Sep 29, 2011
Maybe, maybe not
by: Anonymous

If it's 49cc and goes 30 MPH, GA law says no title or tag. If it's 49cc and goes over 30, it's not a moped, yet some counties refuse to title or tag and DDS won't give a motorcycle endorsement. So technically, you could say your brand new ruckus or vino 49cc is not street legal in GA. (and the dealer I bought mine from did in fact tell me the county he is in refused to title/tag one.) But they titled mine. Get insurance and a tag if you can if it goes over 30, and be prepared for the deliverance treatment if you happen to be in the wrong county w/o tag. ("I don't care whut you think the law says, we'll let the jedge settel this when he comes a'callin next week") 49cc is in need of MAJOR clarification from the General Assembly and DDS.

Sep 02, 2010
50 cc
by: Anonymous

You need a title.

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