Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-counties exist—Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County).
County website evaluations
- Main article: Evaluation of Georgia county websites
- 30 of the 159 counties post their budgets online.
- 63 counties include information on their websites about public government meetings.
- 69 include information about the county's elected officials.
- 66 include information about the county's administrative officials.
- 61 counties give information about permits and zoning in the county.
- 14 of the counties put information on their websites about audits that the county government has had performed.
- 6 of the 159 counties give information about their contracts with county vendors.
- 1 county website discloses whether or not it belongs to any government sector lobbying associations.
- Just 6 counties provide information on how to request public records using the Georgia Open Records Act.
- 86 county websites provide some information about county taxes.
List of counties
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