(1) The owner of a newly acquired motor vehicle may apply for an extension to the initial registration period where the applicant is required by law to register the vehicle when:
(a) the owner has purchased a motor vehicle from a new or used motor vehicle dealer,
(b) the new or used motor vehicle dealer has issued to the applicant a temporary dealer license plate with an expiration date thirty (30) days after the date of purchase,
(c) the new or used motor vehicle dealer has not obtained a title in the name of the purchaser twenty-five (25) days after the date of purchase, and
(d) the dealer temporary license plate has not expired.
(2) The applicant for an extension to the initial registration period must present the original bill of sale or buyer’s order from the new or used motor vehicle dealer along with the temporary license plate issued by the dealer.
(3) The applicant must comply with the Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Reparations Act and any additional requirements of law pertaining to the registration and licensing of vehicles.
(4) When the applicant has met the above requirements, the county tag agent may issue a tag agent temporary operating permit extending the initial registration period for 30 days from the date of expiration of the dealer temporary license plate at no charge.
(5) Nothing in this regulation exempts a new or used motor vehicle dealer from the requirement of promptly executing the assignment and warranty of title in the name of the applicant as provided for by Georgia law, rules, or regulations.