2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 2 - Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Motor Vehicle License Fees and Classes
§ 40-2-163. Purchase by Truck or Tractor Owner of Higher Weight License Plate; Payment of Difference Between Fees

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-2-163 (2021)

A vehicle owner may voluntarily increase the allowable gross weight for which his vehicle is licensed by purchasing the appropriate weight license plate for his truck or tractor and paying the difference between the fee charged for the license which is surrendered and the fee charged for the new license, as calculated pursuant to Code Section 40-2-151.

(Code 1933, § 92-2918, enacted by Ga. L. 1960, p. 998, § 3; Code 1933, § 91A-5313, enacted by Ga. L. 1978, p. 309, § 2; Code 1981, §48-10-13; Code 1981, §40-2-163, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2002, p. 1074, §§ 1, 5.)

Cross references.

- Regulation of size, weight, and other requirements for vehicles and loads on public highways, T. 32, C. 6, A. 2.

Permits for excess weight and dimensions, § 32-6-28.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2002, p. 1074, § 8, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "This Act shall not abate any prosecution, punishment, penalty, administrative proceedings or remedies, or civil action related to any violation of law committed prior to the effective date of this Act." This act became effective July 1, 2002.



- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, §§ 278, 311.


- Automobiles: liability of owner or operator of motor vehicle for injury, death, or property damage resulting from defective brakes, 40 A.L.R.3d 9.

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