2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 9 - Transportation of Freight and Passengers Generally
Article 5 - Carriers' Liens
§ 46-9-191. Lien of Carrier for Freight Charges

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-9-191 (2020)

When a carrier has complied with his contract as to transportation, he shall have a lien on the goods for the freight charges and may retain possession until the lien is paid, unless this right is waived by special contract or actual delivery of the goods. If the goods are delivered, the carrier acquires a lien for the freight charges on and may until the lien is paid retain possession of other goods belonging to the debtor which come into the possession of the carrier. The immediately preceding sentence shall not apply to consumer goods which are used or bought for use for personal, family, or household purposes, except when a motor carrier of household goods and office furnishings may retain possession of such goods.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 2049; Code 1868, § 2051; Code 1873, § 2077; Code 1882, § 2077; Civil Code 1895, § 2287; Civil Code 1910, § 2741; Code 1933, § 18-402; Ga. L. 1984, p. 693, § 2.)



- 13 C.J.S., Carriers, § 484.


- Liability for freight charge as affected by delivery without collecting charge as stipulated or directed, 24 A.L.R. 1163; 78 A.L.R. 926; 129 A.L.R. 213.

Right of carrier to lien on goods shipped without owner's authority, 39 A.L.R. 168.

Validity, construction, and application of state statute giving carrier lien on goods for transportation and incidental charges, 45 A.L.R.5th 227.

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