About Counties

Nationwide, there are just over 3,000 counties in the fifty states. The number and size of counties varies considerably from state to state. Georgia has 159 counties, second only to Texas, which has 254. Every part of Georgia - even the barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean - falls within a county. This means that no matter where you live in Georgia, you reside in a county.

In the United States, counties serve as the principal political subdivision of a state. Each state has divided itself into specific political areas known as counties (or as “parishes” in Louisiana and “boroughs” in Alaska). In each county, local officials act as arms of state government, performing many state-related functions, such as administering elections, marriage licenses, and vehicle registration. In addition to serving as important subdivisions of the state, counties have a second role. In Georgia, they are the largest general-purpose form of local government. This means that apart from helping administer state government functions, counties can provide a variety of local services to their citizens. In this role, some large urban counties resemble cities in the types of local government services they provide.

Source: GeorgiaInfo

Georgia County Information

Appling County
69 Tippins Street, Suite 201
Baxley, GA 31513-0494
Athens-Clarke County
P.O. Box 1868
Athens, GA 30603
Atkinson County
P.O. Box 518
Pearson, GA 31642
Augusta-Richmond County
530 Greene Street, Room 806
Augusta, GA 30911
Bacon County
P.O. Box 356
Alma, GA 31510
Baker County
P.O. Box 607
Newton, GA 39870
Baldwin County
121 North Wilkinson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Banks County
150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1
Homer, GA 30547
Barrow County
233 East Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Bartow County
135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 251
Cartersville, GA 30120
Ben Hill County
402 A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Berrien County
201 North Davis Street
Nashville, GA 31639
Bibb County
P.O. Box 4708
Macon, GA 31208
Bleckley County
P.O. Box 272
Cochran, GA 31014-1633
Brantley County
P.O. Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553
Brooks County
P.O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643-0272
Bryan County
P.O. Box 430
Pembroke, GA 31321
Bulloch County
P.O. Box 347
Statesboro, GA 30459
Burke County
P.O. Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Butts County
625 Third Street, Suite 4
Jackson, GA 30233
Calhoun County
P.O. Box 226
Morgan, GA 39866
Camden County
P.O. Box 99
Woodbine, GA 31569
Candler County
1075 East Hiawatha Street, Suite A
Metter, GA 30439
Carroll County
P.O. Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30112
Catoosa County
800 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Charlton County
68 Kingsland, Suite B
Folkston, GA 31537
Chatham County
P.O. Box 8161
Savannah, GA 31412
Chattooga County
P.O. Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747
Cherokee County
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Clay County
P.O. Box 519
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
Clayton County
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Clinch County
22 Court Square, Suite B
Homerville, GA 31634
Cobb County
100 Cherokee Street, Suite 355
Marietta, GA 30090-9680
Coffee County
101 South Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533
Colquitt County
P.O. Box 517
Moultrie, GA 31776
Columbia County
P.O. Box 498
Evans, GA 30809
Columbus-Muscogee County
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Cook County
1200 South Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Coweta County
22 East Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Crawford County
P.O. Box 1059
Roberta, GA 31078
Crisp County
210 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
P.O. Box 299
Cusseta, GA 31805
Dade County
P.O. Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752-0613
Dawson County
25 Justice Way, Suite 2313
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Decatur County
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818
DeKalb County
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Dodge County
P.O. Box 818
Eastman, GA 31023
Dooly County
113 North Third Street, Room 1
Vienna, GA 31092
Dougherty County
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
Douglas County
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Early County
P.O. Box 693
Blakely, GA 39823-0693
Echols County
P.O. Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648
Effingham County
601 North Laurel Street
Springfield, GA 31329
Elbert County
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
Emanuel County
P.O. Box 787
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Evans County
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417
Fannin County
400 West Main Street, Suite 100
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Fayette County
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Floyd County
P.O. Box 946
Rome, GA 30162-0946
Forsyth County
110 East Main Street, Suite 210
Cumming, GA 30040
Franklin County
P.O. Box 159
Carnesville, GA 30521
Fulton County
141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 10076
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgetown-Quitman County
P.O. Box 114
Georgetown, GA 39854
Gilmer County
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540-9045
Glascock County
P.O. Box 66
Gibson, GA 30810
Glynn County
1725 Reynolds Street, Suite 302
Brunswick, GA 31520
Gordon County
P.O. Box 580
Calhoun, GA 30703
Grady County
P.O. Box 7
Cairo, GA 39828
Greene County
1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201
Greensboro, GA 30642
Gwinnett County
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Habersham County
555 Monroe Street, Unit 20
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Hall County
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503-1435
Hancock County
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
Haralson County
155 Van Wert St
Buchanan, GA 30113
Harris County
P.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811-0365
Hart County
800 Chandler Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Heard County
P.O. Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
Henry County
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Houston County
200 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Irwin County
207 South Irwin Avenue, Suite 2
Ocilla, GA 31774
Jackson County
67 Athens Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
Jasper County
126 West Green Street
Monticello, GA 31064
Jeff Davis County
P.O. Box 609
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Jefferson County
P.O. Box 658
Louisville, GA 30434
Jenkins County
833 East Winthrope Ave.
Millen, GA 30442
Johnson County
P.O. Box 269
Wrightsville, GA 31096-0269
Jones County
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, GA 31032
Lamar County
408 Thomaston Street, Suite E
Barnesville, GA 30204
Lanier County
Courthouse, 100 Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
Laurens County
P.O. Box 2011
Dublin, GA 31040
Lee County
110 Starksville Avenue North
Leesburg, GA 31763
Liberty County
P.O. Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313
Lincoln County
P.O. Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Long County
P.O. Box 476
Ludowici, GA 31316
Lowndes County
P.O. Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31603
Lumpkin County
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Macon County
P.O. Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Madison County
P.O. Box 147
Danielsville, GA 30633
Marion County
P.O. Box 481
Buena Vista, GA 31803
McDuffie County
337 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824
McIntosh County
P.O. Box 584
Darien, GA 31305
Meriwether County
P.O. Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222
Miller County
179 South Cuthbert Street
Colquitt, GA 39837
Mitchell County
26 North Court Avenue
Camilla, GA 31730
Monroe County
P.O. Box 189
Forsyth, GA 31029
Montgomery County
P.O. Box 295
Mt. Vernon, GA 30445
Morgan County
P.O. Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Murray County
P.O. Box 1129
Chatsworth, GA 30705-1129
Newton County
1124 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014
Oconee County
P.O. Box 145
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Oglethorpe County
P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648
Paulding County
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Peach County
213 Parsons Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Pickens County
1266 East Church Street, Suite 188
Jasper, GA 30143
Pierce County
P.O. Box 679
Blackshear, GA 31516-0679
Pike County
P.O. Box 377
Zebulon, GA 30295
Polk County
P.O. Box 268
Cedartown, GA 30125
Pulaski County
P.O. Box 29
Hawkinsville, GA 31036-1350
Putnam County
117 Putnam Drive, Suite A
Eatonton, GA 31024
Rabun County
25 Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Clayton, GA 30525
Randolph County
P.O. Box 221
Cuthbert, GA 39840
Rockdale County
P.O. Box 289
Conyers, GA 30012-0289
Schley County
P.O. Box 352
Ellaville, GA 31806
Screven County
P.O. Box 159
Sylvania, GA 30467-0159
Seminole County
200 South Knox Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Spalding County
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224
Stephens County
P.O. Box 386
Toccoa, GA 30577
Stewart County
P.O. Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Sumter County
P.O. Box 295
Americus, GA 31709-0295
Talbot County
P.O. Box 155
Talbotton, GA 31827
Taliaferro County
P.O. Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Tattnall County
P.O. Box 25
Reidsville, GA 30453
Taylor County
P.O. Box 278
Butler, GA 31006
Telfair County
91 Telfair Avenue, Suite A
McRae, GA 31055
Terrell County
P.O. Box 525
Dawson, GA 39842
Thomas County
P.O. Box 920
Thomasville, GA 31799-2433
Tift County
P.O. Box 826
Tifton, GA 31793
Toombs County
P.O. Box 112
Lyons, GA 30436-0112
Towns County
48 River Street, Suite B
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Treutlen County
1830 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Soperton, GA 30457
Troup County
P.O. Box 1149
LaGrange, GA 30241
Turner County
P.O. Box 191
Ashburn, GA 31714
Twiggs County
P.O. Box 202
Jeffersonville, GA 31044-0202
Union County
65 Courthouse Street
Blairsville, GA 30512
Upson County
106 East Lee Street, Suite 110
Thomaston, GA 30286
Walker County
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728
Walton County
303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 330
Monroe, GA 30655-0585
Ware County
P.O. Box 1069
Waycross, GA 31502
Warren County
P.O. Box 46
Warrenton, GA 30828-0046
Washington County
P.O. Box 271
Sandersville, GA 31082
Wayne County
P.O. Box 270
Jesup, GA 31598
Unified Government of Webster
P.O. Box 29
Preston, GA 31824
Wheeler County
20 West Forest Avenue
Alamo, GA 30411
White County
59 South Main Street, Suite A
Cleveland, GA 30528
Whitfield County
P.O. Box 248
Dalton, GA 30722
Wilcox County
103 North Broad Street
Abbeville, GA 31001
Wilkes County
23 Court Street, Room 222
Washington, GA 30673
Wilkinson County
P.O. Box 161
Irwinton, GA 31042
Worth County
201 North Main Street, Room 30
Sylvester, GA 31791