Time Limits on Contracts

Time Limits on Contracts Atlanta Bankruptcy LawyerO.C.G.A. §§ 9-3-24 and 9-3-25 govern statute of limitations of Georgia contracts.

The statute of limitation on written contracts is 6 years from when it becomes due and payable, and the six year period runs from the date of last payment. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-25. Contracts for credit cards are considered written contracts in Georgia. See Hill v. Am. Express, 289 Ga. App. 576 (2008).

The statute of limitations on open accounts (implied promises or undertakings) is 4 years. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-25.

The statute of limitations for auto contracts 4 years because they fall under the Georgia UCC.

In summary:

Contract Type Tolling Period
Written Contract 6 years from when it becomes due and payable and the six (6) year period runs from the date of last payment.
Open Account 4 years. Tolling is revived by payment along with acknowledgment of debt.
NOTE: Payment, unaccompanied by a writing acknowledging the debt, does not affect tolling the statute. Therefore, on open accounts, the statutory period runs from the date of default, not the date of last payment, unless the Debtor includes a letter with the last payment acknowledging they want to pay the debt.
Auto Contracts 4 years. Tolling is revived by payment.
UCC Contracts 4 years. Tolling is revived by payment.

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