2017 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 11 - Abandoned Motor Vehicles
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-11-10. Disposition of certain contents of abandoned vehicles

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-11-10 (2017)
  • (a) As used in this Code section, the term "contents" means only the following:
    • (1) Prescription drugs or eyewear;
    • (2) Personal documents, including, but not limited to, birth records, passports, or death records;
    • (3) Firearms;
    • (4) Medical devices;
    • (5) Child safety restraining devices; or
    • (6) Keys, except the keys to the abandoned motor vehicle.
  • (b) Any person who stores an abandoned motor vehicle pursuant to the provisions of this article shall allow the owner of such vehicle to retrieve the contents from such vehicle, and the owner of a motor vehicle shall be allowed to retrieve contents and any other item from such vehicle if such retrieval occurs within the first 30 days that such vehicle is stored.
  • (c) Prior to the sale or other final disposition of an abandoned motor vehicle, if the person who stores such vehicle locates contents, as defined in paragraphs (1) through (3) of subsection (a) of this Code section, in such vehicle, such person shall surrender such contents to the nearest law enforcement agency.
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