2021 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 3 - Limitations of Actions
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 9-3-2. Limitations Against Municipalities

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-3-2 (2021)

Any claim or demand held by any municipality not in the nature of a special contract or not reduced to execution shall be barred by the general statutes of limitation of force, and all executions issued by any municipality shall be subject to the same laws relating to the statutes of limitation governing other executions.

(Ga. L. 1899, p. 60, § 1; Civil Code 1910, § 4372; Code 1933, § 3-716.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 30 Am. Jur. 2d, Executions and Enforcement of Judgments, §§ 73, 74, 171, 414, 589. 51 Am. Jur. 2d, Limitation of Actions, § 86.


- 54 C.J.S., Limitations of Actions, § 30 et seq.


- Validity of contract exempting municipality from liability for negligence, 41 A.L.R. 1358.

Liability of municipality for injury to lateral support in grading street, 44 A.L.R. 1494.

When statute of limitations begins to run against warrant of municipal or quasi municipal corporation, 56 A.L.R. 830.

Action by municipality to enforce lien for special assessment as within statute of limitations not specifically covering it, 103 A.L.R. 885.

Statute of limitations as applicable to action by municipality or other political subdivision in absence of specific provision in that regard, 113 A.L.R. 376.

Liquidation or other proceeding by government against bank or other corporation, as suspending statute of limitations as regards choses in action belonging to corporation, or stockholder's superadded liability, 122 A.L.R. 945.

When statute of limitations commences to run as to action against municipality for damages to riparian premises by pollution of stream by discharge of sewage, 122 A.L.R. 1509.

Applicability of statute of limitations to action to enforce special assessments as affected by question whether imposition or enforcement of the assessment is an exercise of a governmental function, 136 A.L.R. 572.

Limitation applicable to action for consequential damage as result of taking or damaging of property for public use, 139 A.L.R. 1288.

Statutory provision that statute of limitation shall not apply to action in name of municipality or other public corporation, as applicable to actions involving proprietary as distinguished from governmental functions, 162 A.L.R. 261.

Waiver of, or estoppel to rely upon, contractual limitation of time for bringing action against municipality or other political subdivision, 81 A.L.R.2d 1039.

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