Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
If done by telephone, the supplied temporary authorization number (TAN) can be used for a period of 30 days until the decal and registration number are received by the boat owner (whichever is earlier). The number must be carried on the boat when in use.
If done by mail, a customer can keep a copy of the mailed application or renewal form and a copy of the check as proof of application. These two pieces of information can be carried on the boat and used for 30 days until the new registration is received. The date of the application and check is the starting date of the 30-day period.
If renewal is done online, a receipt and temporary authorization number (TAN) are issued that are good for 30 days until the new registration is received.