Frequently Asked ELT Questions

Electronic Lien and Title in Georgia has many elements that may be challenging at times for vehicle lienholders to fully grasp. The following questions and answers include general questions lienholders often have about the electronic lien and title system in Georgia. It should help clarify the basic procedures and concepts of our Southern ELT electronic lien and title program. After reading through our Georgia Electronic Lien and Title FAQs, should you still have questions, please call 1 (888) 675-7477 or write to us.

*Please note that some of these questions and answers have been created with the assistance of the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division and represent Southern ELT's understanding of the way the Georgia DOR - MVD intends for the Georgia Electronic Lien and Title system to function. They are provided as a general guide but should not be relied on as a substitute for your counsel. Please consult with the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division (DOR MVD) website and attorney to clarify any outstanding questions or queries and to check for updated policies. You can rely on the Southern ELT system always being up-to-date and fully 100% compliant with Georgia DOR - MVD ELT rules.

  • How do I know if I need to register for the Southern ELT for Georgia electronic lien and title service?

    If you have a finance license in Georgia or if you are named as the lienholder on a Georgia title you need to register according to the DOR Georgia ELT rollout schedule. The number of liens you've placed in the past 12 months is what helps determine by when you need to register for Georgia ELT service. Call us at 1 (888) 675-7477 or read the Georgia DOR ELT memo to quickly determine the registration deadline for your business. Register with us for electronic lien and title service online and comply with Georgia DOR - MVD mandates.


  • What happens after I register for electronic lien and title service with Southern ELT for Georgia electronic lien and title?

    Soon after you register for a Georgia electronic lien and title account with Southern ELT, we'll email you a (DOR ELT Registration Form) to sign and fax back to us. This form is required by the DOR and allows a unique ELT Identification number to be assigned to your business. The ELT ID number is used on the Georgia title application (Form MV-1) when placing a lien.


  • Why should I choose Southern ELT as my Georgia electronic lien and title provider?

    USA ELT, the provider of the Southern ELT service, is very well respected by vehicle finance companies throughout the United States and well known in the finance industry for providing outstanding service for electronic liens and titles. We have been working with Georgia lienholders for years and have been a certified provider for the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division since 2013.
    Our industry leading software developers make the Georgia ELT system reliable, easy to use and efficient. Our ELT support staff is the friendliest and most knowledgeable, and our strong management team works continuously to enhance service offerings that help you comply with state regulations while maintaining a focus on your business.


  • Is Southern ELT safe and secure?

    The Southern ELT system is the safest and most secure way to store your liens and titles electronically in the state of Georgia. Many lienholders have expressed concern and doubt as to whether or not the system is secure and reliable enough to hold such sensitive data. Southern ELT secures access and modifications to your account in many ways and has several controls in place to ensure that lien information is stored securely. Never share your user ID and password with anyone. If you need to add additional users, please go through the proper steps in the Settings > Add Users section of the system.

    Southern ELT is a certified provider of electronic lien and title service for the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division. Lienholders can rest assured that data is being held in strictest accordance with Georgia DOR - MVD ELT regulations and the highest and best security and programming practices are used, including routine, secure data backups.


  • By when do I need to register for the Georgia electronic lien and program?

    The number of liens in Georgia you have placed in the past 12 months indicates your ELT program registration deadline. Read the specific details here.


  • Do you provide ELT service in other states?

    We also provide Florida ELT - Florida electronic lien and title service under the business name Florida ELT. Read about Florida ELT for Florida ELT electronic lien and title. When you register for service with Southern ELT for Georgia you have the option to choose to also manage Florida electronic lien and titles.


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