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Sheriff responsible for enforcing local laws, maintaining the peace, and serving as the jailer for the county government
Superior Court Clerk Primary record keeper (of criminal and civil documents) for the county
Probate Court Judge Oversees property deeds, marriage licenses, and wills, and supervises elections in a county government
Tax Commissioner Responsible for receiving tax returns, maintaining tax records, and paying taxes for a county government
County Commissioner/Board of Commissioners Oversees the daily operations of a county’s government; has the power to adopt ordinances
The original purpose of Georgia’s counties to determine what areas state legislators represented
three main difference between city and county government Origin, sevices provided, and form of government
Sale Taxes paid on things that people buy consume; state government imposes a 4% sales tax, local government add another 3%-4%
Federal Grants local governments can apply to fund education, repair roads, or develop areas for businesses in the communities
Property Taxes taxes on the value of the buildings and land for a homeowner or business--BIGGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE
Special Taxes/Fees an example of another tax is a tax on the value of a car or truck; an example of a fee is the registration and tag for a car or truck
How many counties does Gerogia have? 159
What established only 8 counties? The Georgia Constitution of 1777
Counties are created with __________ Constitutions
Cities are created with _____________ Charters
Created by: AnnaMckenzee
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