There are many state and local laws that apply to county government. As such, it is important to know the various resources that are available for use in researching these laws. The information on this page will provide an overview of resources that can be used to research and track state laws and local laws in a statewide manner. Access to Local Laws and Ordinances Local Constitutional Amendments : The Office of Legislative Counsel has developed an overview of Local Constitutional Amendments for each county. This guide not only references current local constitutional amendments but also references local constitutional amendments that were discontinued. MuniCode : One of the best search engines to utilize in researching local ordinances is MuniCode. This search engine allows the user to search ordinances for single jurisdictions as well as for multiple jurisdictions. There is no cost to search single jurisdictions but there is a subscription fee necessary to search multiple jurisdictions. Population Acts : Although population acts can no longer be created, those population acts which were grandfathered into law need to be monitored in order to determine when your county may become subject. The Office of Legislative Counsel has developed an overview of all the Population Acts that are in effect. Through this guide, your county can track these acts to determine how they may apply to your county. Access to State Laws Georgia Constitution :The Georgia Constitution can also be accessed through the General Assembly’s website, free of charge. There are several sections of the constitution that impact county government. Below you will find the most popular sections that you may need to consult. Home Rule: Art. IX, Sec. II Gratuities Clause: Art. III, Sec. VI Para. VI Supplementary Powers: Art. IX, Sec. II, Para. III Taxation Power of County and Municipal Government: Art. IX, Sec. IV O.C.G.A : The best resource for researching state laws is the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or O.C.G.A. This code can be accessed free of cost through the General Assembly's website. Searches can be made by topic or by code section.