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SR22 Insurance in Georgia

A Georgia SR22 car insurance form, sometimes called a SR-22 financial responsibility insurance form, or certificate of responsibility, is a special type of insurance form that shows the Georgia authorities that the driver of a motor vehicle is financially responsible for carrying continuous car insurance with at least the minimum amount of liability coverage for the state. The SR-22 form needs to be filed with the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles (Georgia DMV) so that they are confident that the driver is covered and can drive safely. The car insurance company and the driver are responsible for filing the SR-22 form with the state.

The first half of the article deals with finding the lowest prices across Georgia, by company, insurance coverage levels, city, and even non-owners. The second part deals with commonly asked Georgia related SR22 insurance questions.

Cheapest Average SR-22 Insurance Companies in Georgia

Overall SR22 Average Rate by Company: Full Coverage

Company Average Annual Rate
State Farm $860
USAA $923
Allstate $1,119
Country Financial $1,317
Mercury $1,411
Progressive $1,595
Esurance $1,726
Nationwide $1,879
MetLife $2,696
GEICO $2,982

Cheapest Average SR-22 Insurance Companies in Georgia

The following is divided into three sections: by city, by liability, and by full coverage.

Cheapest GA SR-22 Insurance Companies, by City

First, a visualization of the data below. GEICO takes the lead, followed by Progressive. In last place Dairland and Farmers. Of course, this is only generalized data and the only way to know who offers the cheapest sr22 insurance in Georgia is to get a quote from us (above).

City Price
Johns Creek National General
Gainesville Geico
North Druid Hills Progressive
Athens-Clarke County Liberty Mutual
Stonecrest Liberty Mutual
Candler-McAfee The General
Dublin Geico
Americus Progressive
Conyers Geico
Roswell Geico
Mableton Liberty Mutual
Valdosta The General
Fayetteville Dairyland*
Marietta Geico
Evans Geico
Atlanta Progressive
Sandy Springs Progressive
Wilmington Island The General
Alpharetta National General
Redan National General
Newnan Progressive
Brookhaven Geico
East Point The General
LaGrange The General
Tucker Bristol West
Suwanee Bristol West
Snellville Geico
Peachtree Corners National General
Duluth Liberty Mutual
Peachtree City Geico
Tifton Dairyland*
Lawrenceville Geico
Calhoun The General
Augusta-Richmond County Progressive
Sugar Hill Geico
Milledgeville Progressive
Milton Liberty Mutual
Perry Geico
North Decatur National General
Buford Dairyland*
Rome Progressive
Statesboro Bristol West
Kennesaw National General
Warner Robins Farmers
McDonough Liberty Mutual
Decatur Farmers
Albany Liberty Mutual
Macon-Bibb County The General
Dalton Geico
Canton Progressive
Thomasville Geico
Columbus Geico
Forest Park Farmers
Smyrna The General
Pooler Dairyland*
Chamblee Liberty Mutual
St. Marys Geico
Kingsland Progressive
Lithia Springs Bristol West
Savannah Progressive
Martinez Bristol West
Union City Geico

Companies with Lowest Cost: Liability Only

You can see below that GAINSCO and AssuranceAmerica tie for first place as having the lowest cost liability SR22 insurance in Georgia at $86, while Farmers Insurance comes in a close second place. On the high side you have Acceptance RTR. Now, recall that we can get you prices on lots of these companies just by filling out the quote form at the top of this page.

Company SR22 Liability (average)
The General $107.00
Dairyland $107.00
Acceptance RTR $121.00
Farmers $89.00
State Farm N/A
GAINSCO $86.00
State Auto N/A
Nationwide N/A
AssuranceAmerica $86.00
21st Century N/A
American Family N/A
Travelers N/A
Mendota Ins. Company $124.00
Allstate N/A

Lowest SR22 Insurance Costs by City (Average): Full Coverage

Chamblee and Peachtree city come in at the average lowest rates: $146 and $148 respectively. Douglasville and Americus came in at the most expensive at $181 and $182.

City Price
Valdosta $150
Stonecrest $180
Douglasville $181
East Point $178
Decatur $176
Lawrenceville $171
Americus $182
Mableton $173
Martinez $151
North Decatur $152
Dublin $158
McDonough $148
Columbus $157
Suwanee $177
Evans $152
Acworth $156
Perry $179
Carrollton $157
Kingsland $167
Johns Creek $160
Athens-Clarke County $167
Augusta-Richmond County $172
North Druid Hills $180
Savannah $154
Chamblee $146
Smyrna $179
Fayetteville $156
Milledgeville $158
Candler-McAfee $150
Thomasville $175
Alpharetta $180
Calhoun $180
Cartersville $159
Pooler $164
Stockbridge $164
Peachtree Corners $165
South Fulton $156
Norcross $175
Statesboro $162
Hinesville $164
Rome $158
Brookhaven $178
Redan $175
Peachtree City $148
Snellville $153
Duluth $153
Sandy Springs $162
Conyers $153
Brunswick $154
St. Marys $164
Forest Park $165
Newnan $181
Macon-Bibb County $174
Albany $164
Atlanta $147
LaGrange $164
Warner Robins $165
Griffin $153

Full coverage is required for anyone that is driving a leased or financed vehcile. It will not only cover damages when someone hits you, but when you cause an accident, liability only will not cover damages to your own car, so it’s generally suggested that if you have a cheap car, that the full coverage difference in costs can often cost more than the car is worth over time, which is why many choose liability instead. Full coverage however will protect you if you hit any of Georgia’s animals on the road, and commonly hit animals include black bears, brown thrashers, beavers, and armadillos, which can indeed cause accidents or damage to your vehicle.

Lowest SR22 Insurance Costs by City (Average): Liability Only

Sugarville, Tucker and Smyrna came in at the lowest cost in the state at $86/mo. On the most expensive end, Decatur, North Decatur, Milton, and Peachtree Corners averaged $110.

City Price
Pooler $90.00
Redan $103.00
Union City $106.00
Stonecrest $105.00
Forest Park $107.00
Macon-Bibb County $95.00
Dublin $104.00
Roswell $91.00
Kennesaw $99.00
Fayetteville $96.00
Johns Creek $104.00
Smyrna $86.00
North Druid Hills $108.00
Athens-Clarke County $108.00
Milton $110.00
Mableton $104.00
Martinez $101.00
Albany $106.00
Wilmington Island $91.00
Candler-McAfee $96.00
Alpharetta $101.00
Snellville $88.00
Canton $109.00
Griffin $90.00
Valdosta $98.00
Conyers $107.00
Kingsland $106.00
Tifton $105.00
Thomasville $108.00
Woodstock $93.00
St. Marys $87.00
Evans $97.00
Decatur $110.00
Newnan $87.00
Acworth $86.00
Suwanee $101.00
Sandy Springs $105.00
Savannah $97.00
Carrollton $88.00
Brookhaven $93.00
Perry $105.00
Marietta $91.00
Hinesville $95.00
Peachtree City $106.00
Milledgeville $104.00
LaGrange $99.00
McDonough $87.00
Stockbridge $94.00
Cartersville $93.00
Peachtree Corners $110.00
Douglasville $98.00
Calhoun $97.00
Columbus $109.00
Dunwoody $95.00
Buford $93.00
South Fulton $108.00
East Point $87.00
Chamblee $107.00
Atlanta $90.00
Rome $94.00
Lithia Springs $109.00
Brunswick $107.00
Duluth $99.00
Americus $89.00
Norcross $105.00
Sugar Hill $86.00
Tucker $86.00
North Decatur $110.00

How Much Are Actual GA SR22 Filing Fees (Company Averages)?

According to Southern Harvest Insurance, companies usually charge between $15 and $25 for filing your SR-22 in Georgia

Company Fees
Liberty Mutual $15-$25
21st Century N/A
Nationwide N/A
Allstate Unknown
The General $25.00
Safeco N/A
Geico $25.00
Acceptance RTR $25.00
State Farm Unknown
AssuranceAmerica $25.00
Travelers N/A
Dairyland Free
State Auto N/A
Progressive Insurance $25.00
American Family N/A

Lowest Non-Owner SR-22 Insurance Rates by Company in Georgia

Company Average Annual Rate
USAA $530
State Farm $572
GEICO $1,043
Progressive $1,484
Nationwide $1,905

Which Companies & Agencies in GA Offer SR-22 Insurance?

According to our research, the following agencies offer SR-22 coverage in GA, however, just like them, we can give you a quote, but much faster than any of these old school brick and mortars.

Highly rated independent agencies:

  • Hamrick
  • Good2Go
  • Flinsco
  • Denton & Tanner
  • Freedom
  • PeachState
  • Schweer
  • 1st Option Insurance
  • Smiley Insurance Agency

Other carriers and agencies we found that sell sr22 insurance in the state:

  • USAA
  • AAA
  • State Farm
  • American Family Insurance
  • Grange Insurance
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Nationwide
  • Safeco
  • Allstate
  • Farmers
  • Esurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Direct Auto & Life Insurance Company (Direct General)
  • Dairyland
  • Acceptance Insurance
  • Mercury
  • The General
  • Safe Auto
  • Safeway
  • National General
  • Assurance America
  • Kemper Corporation
  • Good2Go
  • United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC)
  • Jupiter Auto Insurance
  • Everest Security
  • Mendota Insurance
  • Unique Insurance
  • Arrowhead

How Much More Does SR22 Insurance Cost Compared to Regular Insurance in GA?

Typical car insurance rates in Georgia hover between $1,300 and $1,400, and SR22 rates are on averaage 10% – 40% more.

How Do I Get the SR-22?

Georgia state law requires all registered drivers to carry car insurance of certain minimum limits. If you fail to carry this coverage, you are breaking the law, and thus might be subject to the SR-22 penalty. Still, even if you have car insurance already, you might have to file for the SR-22 after a qualifying offense such as DUI, reckless driving, and more.

All SR-22 certificates will guarantee that you carry the minimum $25,000/$50,000/$25,000 auto liability insurance coverage required by state law. However, you can often buy more liability coverage, along with collision, comprehensive, uninsured motorist coverage, and more.

How Long Do I Need to Carry SR22 Insurance in GA?

SR-22 penalties last for at least three years in Georgia, and you must keep your auto policy active at all times during this penalty. When you get your SR-22 requirement, you might have to pay for your auto policy in-full at the time you start coverage. This helps ensure you never cause a policy lapse. When your GA SR22 is over it will expire on its own.

What Happens if I Let my SR-22 Coverage Lapse?

If you let your car insurance lapse, so will the SR-22, and that could lead to several additional penalties.

Generally, the Motor Vehicle Department of the State sends out a notification if an SR22 insurance Florida is required. So, if you have not been the recipient of any such information, then it is safe to assume that you do not need to get SR22 insurance.

Violations that require you to get an SR22 in Georgia:

  • Been convicted for Driving without insurance
  • Been convicted of Driving while under the influence of Alcohol
  • Been convicted of serious moving violations
  • Been declared a habitual violator

How Long Will I Need an SR-22 in Georgia?

Georgia could require you to maintain an SR-22 or SR-22A for at least three years. This requirement could increase, depending on your driving offense. It can also decrease depending on your driving after the mandate and your level of risk. If you do maintain the SR22, then your insurance company must, by law, report you to the DMV/state to let them know you are in violation, so it’s not unlike parole for people who have recently left jail. After successful completion of the SR22 period, your normal license can be reinstated if it was revoked.

Types of SR-22 Policies in GA (Non-owner SR-22 insurance)

This answers the common question of how to drive someone else’s car when an SR22 is involved. In other words, “do I still need SR22 insurance if I don’t drive?” There are three types of SR-22 certificates in GA:

  • Owner’s Certificate
  • Operator’s Certificate
  • Operator-Owner’s Certificate

Owner’s Certificate

The owner of the car needs an SR-22 Owner’s Certificate that shows his financial responsibility as the owner of the vehicle. This shows the state that should that driver be in an accident in that car, at least the minimum car insurance is in place. This is the certificate that most drivers will have.

It is also possible to get non owner SR-22 insurance in Georgia. If you drive someone else’s car and don’t have non owners insurance, you would be responsible for any damages from an accident you caused.

Operator’s Certificate

The SR-22 Operator’s Certificate proves the financial responsibility of the operator of a vehicle if they do not own it. This would be needed if you do not own your own car but routinely borrow a car from a friend or family member, for example. This is basically the same as a non-owners sr22 insurance policy.

Operator-Owner’s Certificate

There is also an Operator-Owner’s Certificate that covers the driver and all the vehicles they drive, whether or not they own those vehicles. This type of certificate would cover you if you have your own car but sometimes drive someone else’s car, like your parent’s car.

How Much Does an SR-22 Cost in Georgia?

Insurance after an SR-22 in Georgia tends to be expensive. This isn’t a direct cost of the SR-22 — typical filing fees run just $15 to $35 — insurance rate increases with the citation that prompted the SR-22 requirement to begin with.

Why Does Georgia Have an SR-22A (and What is It)?

Georgia is one of a few states that has two types of SR-22s: standard SR-22s and SR22As. The SR-22A is slightly different from the SR-22, in that the SR-22A is for low-level driving offenders, while the SR-22 is for habitual offenders. There are fee differences between the two. An SR-22 is required for drivers who are convicted of three or more violations within a five-year period. More common in Georgia, SR-22As are for drivers convicted of only one or two violations over a five-year period. You might need one if you’re caught driving without insurance or with a suspended license.

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How Much are Minimum Insurance Limits in GA for SR-22 Drivers?

If you or a family member are driving and involved in a accident the insurance company will pay for damages occurred from the accident up to $25,000. If there is damages above and beyond that you will be responsible for the remaining money owed.


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