Georgia Salvage Reporting

ADD is the authorized agent for scrap metal processors, secondary metal recyclers and used motor vehicle parts dealers in Georgia to fulfill their state regulations. Activating an ADD account takes just a few clicks.

Current ADD account holders will be able to access the Georgia Salvage Reporting and Georgia Lien Check tools through their existing accounts. Contact ADD to learn more.

This information provided as a resource to assist affected Georgia businesses and stakeholders in understanding and complying with the legal requirements. The information represents Auto Data Direct's understanding of the regulations but is not intended to be legal advice nor a substitute for advice of your counsel.

Georgia Regulations

Beginning July 1, 2012 a new Regulated Metals Recycling Law will go into effect in Georgia. Under the new law, Georgia recyclers are required to report certain information about the vehicles they handle to the the state of Georgia. Auto Data Direct is the authorized agent through which affected Georgia businesses may report the required data.

These Georgia requirements affect scrap metal processors, secondary metal recyclers, or used motor vehicle parts dealers located within the state of Georgia, whether or not the person or business operates from a fixed location.

Under the new regulations:

  • Secondary Metal Recyclers must register with their county sheriff.
  • Secondary Metal Recyclers may no longer pay cash for purchases (other than in exempt transactions).
  • Secondary Metal Recyclers may only purchase and sell Regulated Metal Property between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
  • Secondary Metal Recyclers must obtain and retain additional records regarding purchase transactions.
  • Secondary Metals Recycler or licensed used motor vehicle parts dealers are required to use an online process to verify that there is not a security interest or lien on a purchased vehicle, upon the establishment of a lien check process.
  • Secondary Metals Recycler or licensed used motor vehicle parts dealers will report NMVTIS data to the state of Georgia, and the state will be responsible for reporting required data to NMVTIS.

It is important to note that the NMVTIS reporting regulations are a federal requirement – separate from any state regulations. Many businesses will handle salvage vehicles that are not included in the Georgia regulations (such as auctioned or rebuildable vehicles),and these vehicles must continue to be reported to NMVTIS to remain compliant with federal regulations.

Read a copy of the announcement and regulations issued by the Georgia Department of Revenue regarding these requirements.
Read a copy of the Secondary Metals Compliance Guide published by The Georgia Recyclers Association .

ADD Reporting Services

ADD is the approved portal for scrap metal processors, secondary metal recyclers and used motor vehicle parts dealers in Georgia. Auto Data Direct provides a system for affected Georgia entities to:

  • Report vehicle data to the state as required by Georgia law.
  • Report junk, salvage and total loss vehicle data to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) as required by federal law.
  • Verify the absence of any security interest or lien on untitled vehicles, as required by Georgia law.
  • Provide Georgia Title Cancellation Form MV-1SP to the Department electronically.

There is no cost for Georgia scrap metal processors, secondary metal recyclers and used motor vehicle parts dealers to report the required vehicle data through ADD's single entry reporting system to comply with Chapter 560-10-30-.025-.34. There is a state fee of $1.00 per inquiry for the Georgia lien check on all untitled vehicles.

Vehicles reported through a system other than ADD's Georgia Salvage Reporting process will not meet the requirements of the Georgia regulations.

Georgia Salvage Reporting FAQs

Read frequently asked questions regarding the new Georgia regulations and the ADD Salvage Reporting Process.

Create an account

To begin reporting the required vehicle data to the State of Georgia and NMVTIS, scrap metal processors, secondary metal recyclers and used motor vehicle parts dealers will create an ADD Georgia Salvage Reporting account. Account set up requires a $50.00 deposit in a pre-paid account to cover the state fees related to the Georgia lien verification process.

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More Information

Total loss reporting for insurers or those reporting on their behalf.

Salvage vehicle reporting requirements for automobile recyclers.

Salvage vehicle reporting requirements for towing companies and wrecker operators.

Answers to common questions about the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, the regulations and requirements and reporting through ADD.

Full Service and Basic Service account features and descriptions.