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Georgia Adverse Possession Laws

An individual who takes possession of an otherwise neglected piece of real estate owned by someone else, and improves it, may acquire title to the property under adverse possession laws. To be eligible, the person acquiring the property must do so publicly and pay property taxes or otherwise act as though he or she already has the right to possess it. Georgia adverse possession laws require 20 years of occupation in order to claim title.

Learn more about Georgia adverse possession laws in the following chart.

Code Section 44-5-161, et seq.
Time Period Required for Occupation 20 yrs.and Color of Title: 7 yrs.
Time for Landowner to Challenge/Effect of Landowner's Disability Prescriptive period does not run until disability removed.
Improvements -
Payment of Taxes -
Title from Tax Assessor -

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia real estate attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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