Due to complaints of violations of the Georgia Curbstoning Law as noted below the Rome Police Department engaged in a training session to inform local officers of the proper enforcement of this law.

Three RPD officers received specialized training related to the Georgia Curbstoning Law (OCGA 40-20-39.1 – Restrictions on sale and advertising of used motor vehicles displayed or parked)

This law enumerates the restrictions on selling vehicles on private lots as noted here:

(a) (1) An owner or lessee of any real property shall not authorize more than five used motor vehicles within any 12 month period displayed or parked on such real property for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of such used motor vehicles by the owner or lessee of such vehicles.

(2) An owner or lessee of any real property shall not authorize more than two used motor vehicles at the same time displayed or parked on such real property for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of such used motor vehicles by the owner or lessee of such vehicles.

(3) An owner or lessee of any used motor vehicle shall not display or park such used motor vehicle on the real property of another for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of such used motor vehicle if the display or parking of such vehicle will cause the owner or lessee of the real property to be in violation of paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection.

(4) An owner or lessee of any used motor vehicle shall not display or park such used motor vehicle on the real property of another for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of such used motor vehicle unless the owner or lessee of such vehicle has the prior permission of the owner or lessee of the real property.

The training took place on Wednesday, March 8th at the Rome Police Department and was conducted by Lieutenant Jim Price of Gwinnett County Police Department.

Officers will be tasked to enforce the law within the city limits. The law sets restrictions for parking motor vehicles on real property for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of such. Vehicles and/or persons found in violation of the code could be cited and their vehicle may be towed.  Property owners who allow the sale of vehicles on their managed or owned property should review the above law prior to allowing the use of their property.