2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 3 - Certificates of Title, Security Interests, and Liens
Article 2 - Certificates of Title
§ 40-3-22. Examination of Records

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-3-22 (2020)
  1. The commissioner or the commissioner's duly authorized county tag agent, upon receiving application for a first certificate of title, shall check the identifying number of the vehicle shown in the application against the records of vehicles required to be maintained by Code Section 40-3-23 and against the record of stolen and converted vehicles required to be maintained by Code Section 40-3-5.
  2. Subsection (a) of this Code section shall not be applicable to an application for the first certificate of title of a new car or a demonstrator when such application is accompanied by a manufacturer's certificate of origin.

(Ga. L. 1961, p. 68, § 9; Code 1981, §40-3-23; Code 1981, §40-3-22, as redesignated by Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 3; Ga. L. 1997, p. 739, § 6.)


Priority of stolen vehicle's original owner's property right. 1970 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U70-224.



- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, §§ 96 et seq., 273.


- Uniform Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title and Anti-Theft Act (U.L.A.) §§ 7, 8.

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