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Overweight Citations Unit
P.O. BOX 1456
Atlanta, Ga. 30371
Phone: 1-888-409-2001 Fax: 404-624-7296
The Overweight Citations Unit is responsible for collecting and processing monetary fines imposed on trucks for being overweight when issued a citation on a Georgia highway by the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division.
Who is responsible for the citation?
Georgia law (O.C.G.A. §32-6-27) states the vehicle’s legal owner, or the operator, is responsible.
Will this affect my driver's license or my carrier CSA score?
No. In Georgia, an overweight citation is a civil assessment. There are no points imposed against a driver’s license. Even if listed as a violation on an inspection report, there is no impact to your CSA score.
When is the overweight assessment citation due?
Full payment of the assessed fee is due within 30 days of the assessment date.
Can I pay my assessment online?
Not currently. However, our customer service personnel are available Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except on State Holidays.
Is there a fee to pay by credit card?
No. DPS does not add convenience fees to credit card payments.
Can I get an extension on the due date?
DPS does not extend due dates. However, you may inquire of a payment plan for fees meeting specific criteria. Speak with one of our customer service personnel for details.
What happens if a citation is not paid on time?
DPS does not add late fees. However, Georgia may impose a lien upon the vehicle’s title, suspend the vehicle’s registration, or impound the vehicle until the debt is paid in full.
After I pay my citation, can I get a receipt?
If paying by check, you must request a receipt. If paying by credit card, you will be asked if you want a receipt. We can fax or email phone payment receipts.
How do I dispute an overweight assessment?
The vehicle’s owner or operator must submit a written request to DPS after paying the assessment fee in full. A hearing request must be postmarked on or before the assessment citation due date. Detailed Administrative Hearing instructions are located on the second page of the assessment citation.
Who profits from overweight assessment fees?
No one. All overweight assessment fees collected by DPS are remitted to the State of Georgia Treasury to assist with roadway repairs.