Calling all Georgia residents who love nature!
Funds from Georgia’s new Marine Habitat license plate are used in combination with Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and donations from businesses, private individuals and conservation groups such as the Coastal Conservation Association to enhance habitats used by a variety of marine species.
The license plate costs $25 in addition to the regular tag fees. In your first year of having the plate, $19 goes into the marine habitat enhancement fund, $1 will go to the issuing tag office and $5 to the state treasury. The second year and every year after, $20 goes into the marine habitat enhancement fund and $5 to the state treasury.
Funds from sale of this license plate help potential projects:
- Oyster reef creation
- Construction of man-made fishing reefs along the shorelines of Georgia’s tidal rivers and creeks
- Construction of man-made reefs in the Atlantic Ocean
About the Artist:
Omar Murcia is a Cobb County, Ga., graphic designer with more than 24 years of professional design experience working with clients like CNN, TBS and Coca-Cola. Murcia’s design was chosen via an online poll in July 2016 and garnered more than 52 percent of the votes. This is actually his second winning license plate designed for DNR. In 2013, online voters chose Murcia’s design of a soaring bald eagle for the plate that supports work of the DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section.
Buy a Wildlife Tag – It’s Easy!
- Ask for the “Support Fish Habitat” plate.
- Pay the fee. Wildlife plates costs $25 more than a standard peach plate. The total cost is $25 for the plate, plus the standard $20 registration fees.
- Receive a temporary tag from the county (specialty plates are usually not stocked).
- Watch the mail for your wildlife tag. It can arrive as soon as within a week!
- Many Georgia car dealers offer the option to purchase a tag when you buy a vehicle. Simply ask them to upgrade you to a wildlife tag.
You can renew at your county tag office or, in most counties, online.
Renewing a wildlife tag costs only $25 a year, plus the standard $20 registration fee and applicable ad-valorem taxes. In almost all counties, renewal times coincide with your birthday. You can reach someone from the Coastal Resources Division of DNR by calling (912) 262-3140. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding state holidays. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Article:GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COASTAL RESOURCES DIVISION. https://coastalgadnr.org/LicensePlate?utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=.