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Guidebooks
- Meetings Organization and Public Access for Counties: A Model Ordinance
- Model Emergency Management Ordinances and Agreements
- Parliamentary Procedure for Counties: A Guide and Model Ordinance
- Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
- Georgia’s Open Meetings and Open Records Laws: A Guide for County Officials
- Constitutional County Officers
- Construction Guide
- Charting A Course for Cooperation and Collaboration
 
Handbook
- Handbook for Georgia County Commissioners
 
Directory
- Georgia County Government Directory
 

A Guide to Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) & Current Distributions
Revenue, Budgets & Finance
The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) law requires counties and “qualified cities” receiving general purpose LOST revenue to renegotiate distribution agreements within two years of each decennial census.
A Model Ordinance for Decals on County Vehicles
Public Safety, 911 & The Courts
Effective January 1, 2001, all county vehicles are required to have a county decal affixed to the front door, except law enforcement vehicles and other vehicles identified by the board of commissioners in a resolution.
ACCG County Government Directory
County Governance & Law
The Membership Directory profiles each county, including county office information, a listing of commissioners, key staff contacts, commission meeting dates and times and information.
ACCG Economic Development Resource Guide
Economic Development
This guide contains information about the organizations working on economic development in Georgia and the resources available from each.
ACCG Publication Store
County Governance & Law
The ACCG Store allows county officials and others to purchase handbooks, directories, guidebooks and other merchandise created by or for ACCG.
ACCG Strategic Plan Available Online
Mission & Code of Ethics
Download the PDF version of the ACCG Strategic Plan.
ACCG Supports HB 811 to Prevent the Redirection of Dedicated Fees
Revenue, Budgets & Finance
Legislation will prevent millions of dollars in state fees collected for dedicated purposes from being redirected for other uses.
Capping Probate Judges' Vital Records Compensation
Public Safety, 911 & The Courts
Capping Probate Judges' Vital Records Compensation: Action Needed / Model Resolution
Counties & the Law
County Governance & Law
A Legal Newsletter of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
Fact Sheet: County Redistricting 2011
Redistricting
Every county must carefully review the new census data to determine whether the county commission districts currently meet constitutional guarantees or must be redrawn.
GA U.S. Highway 27 Comprehensive Tourism Research and Strategic Plan
Economic Development
The objective of this study was to conduct comprehensive visitor research and product assessment to establish a strategic tourism plan that effectively positions Georgia U.S. Highway 27 as a travel and tourism destination.
Georgia County Government Magazine Archive
Georgia County Government Magazine
To view past issues of our electronic magazine, click the appropriate link.
Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual
Agriculture
The comprehensive Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual guides stakeholders through the process of creating new – and working with existing – land bank authorities.
Georgia Municipal Redistricting Guide (2001)
Redistricting
This guide assists cities in undertaking the redistrcting process.
Governor Signs Open Meetings / Open Records Law (HB 397)
Open Meetings/Open Records
HB 397 Open Meetings/Records: There are a number of requirements that should be taken into account immediately.
Guide to Marketing Economic Development in Rural Communities
Economic Development
This informative guide outlines 15 steps to achieving rural economic development success.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Commissioner Learning & ACCG
How a Bill Is Passed in the Georgia Legislature
Legal Requirements for Adopting a Budget Ordinance or Resolution
Revenue, Budgets & Finance
State law requires all counties and cities to follow a specified procedure in adopting a budget to ensure that local taxpayers have the opportunity to learn how their money is proposed to be spent.
LOST: Local Option Sales Tax Training Resources
Revenue, Budgets & Finance
Counties and qualified cities receiving general purpose LOST revenue must renegotiate distribution agreements within two years of each decennial census. This means that renegotiation must begin on or before July 1, 2012.
Making It Count at the Capitol
Commissioner Learning & ACCG
Tips for Communicating with Legislators
Property Tax Publications
Property Taxes
Fiscal Research Center
A Brief History of the Property Tax in Georgia (David L. Sjoquist) and Estimates of the Effects on Property Tax Exemptions Under Assessments Caps Proposed in HR1246 (John Matthews).
Record Management: The State of Georgia's Counties
Records Management
(Published in 2007)   Download Record Management Guidebook (PDF)
Redistricting Procedures for County and other Local Projects
Redistricting
Redistricting Procedures for County and other Local Projects from the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office
Removal of Dispossessed Tenants Personal Goods / Bond Requirement
County Governance & Law
Removal of Dispossessed Tenants Personal Goods / Bond Requirement
Salary Guide: Guide for Computing County Official Salaries
Revenue, Budgets & Finance
This guide is designed to assist counties in determining the salaries of certain county officials.
Sample resolution for counties desiring to implement wireless 911
Public Safety, 911 & The Courts
In order for county governments to implement enhanced 911 for their citizens with cellular and wireless telephones without subsidization from the property taxpayers, a wireless enhanced 911 resolution must be adopted.
Service Delivery Strategies
County Governance & Law
The Service Delivery Strategies Act (commonly referred to as HB 489)1 requires counties and their cities to periodically revisit and revise, if necessary, their Service Delivery Strategies (SDS) agreements.
So You Want to be a County Commissioner
Commissioner Learning & ACCG
The intent of this booklet is to explain some of the responsibilities of a county commissioner and to help you decide whether you want to be one.
The Voting Rights Act and the Redistricting Process
Redistricting
The Voting Rights Act and the Redistricting Process Following the 2010 Census
Understanding Bonds for Title Issued by Development Authorities
Economic Development
This white paper provides information about how development authorities use bonds to offer property tax abatement as an incentive for business recruitment or retention.

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