Title 40, Chapter 2, Section 33
(a)(1) Upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the
payment of the license fee required by law, the tag agent shall
accept the application for registration and, except as otherwise
provided for in this chapter, if the license plate or revalidation
decal applied for is in such tag agent's inventory, he shall issue
the appropriate plate or revalidation decal.
(3) If the license plate applied for is not in inventory, the
application shall be approved and forwarded to the commissioner,
who, upon receipt of a proper and approved application, shall
issue the license plate applied for by mailing or delivering the
plate to the applicant. Until the license plate is received by
the applicant from the commissioner, the applicant may operate the
vehicle without a license plate therefor upon the receipt issued
to him by the tag agent.
(b) The amount of commission permitted as compensation to tag agents under this Code section shall be $1.00 per license plate or revalidation decal issued during any calendar year. Twenty-five cents for each license plate or revalidation decal sold in excess of 4,000 during any one calendar year shall become the property of the county and shall be turned over to the fiscal authorities of the county by the tag agent. The remaining portion of such commissions shall be disposed of as provided in Code Section 40-2-34.
(c)(1) Any other provisions of any law of this state, whether
general, special, or local, to the contrary notwithstanding, and
except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section and
paragraph (2) of this subsection, the fees prescribed in
subsection (b) of this Code section shall be retained by the tag
agent appointed by the commissioner under this chapter and shall
be his or her own personal compensation for the services rendered
in the administration of this chapter, regardless of whether such
agent may otherwise be an elected or appointed official of the
county, and regardless of whether as such county officer he or she
is compensated for the performance of the duties of such office on
a fee basis or salary basis, or combination thereof. It shall be
his or her duty, however, as agent for the commissioner in the
administration of the purposes of this chapter, to compensate any
additional personnel which may be necessary to enable said agent
to effectuate the provisions of this chapter and the rules and
regulations promulgated under this chapter by the commissioner.
(2) If such tag agent shall be a salaried employee of the county
and at a salary in excess of $7,999.00 per annum, the amount of
such fees so collected shall go into the general treasury of the
county. In such cases, it shall be the duty of the governing
authorities of the county to furnish to the tag agent such
additional clerical help as is necessary to carry out the
provisions of this chapter.