Publications

ACCG has produced several publications to assist counties in their day-to-day operations on a variety of topics. Each publication is routinely updated to ensure that timely and accurate information is available for county use.

Handbook for Georgia County Commissioners

ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government have partnered to produce the 5th edition of the Handbook for Georgia County Commissioners with content written and reviewed by experts in their field. The Handbook is considered to be the most comprehensive reference guide to county government available. This edition of the Handbook includes over 600 pages of citations for hard to find statutory authority, best practice tips, organizational charts, statistics and most importantly, information that will assist in the day-to-day operations of the county. Please Note: Hard copies of the Handbook are no longer available.

ACCG Guidebooks

ACCG Guidebooks are available for download. The guidebooks cover topics from county constitutional officers to local option sales tax to assist counties in their day-to-day operations on a variety of topics. Each publication is routinely updated to ensure that current and accurate information is available for county use.

 

Publications

 

2022 County Officials Salary Guide 

ACCG has prepared a revised 2022 Salary Guide for County Officials to reflect the recently published county-level 2020 Census figures (Appendix D). As noted in the earlier version of the Guide, counties are required to use these official 2020 Census figures to determine the base salary of many county officers. In addition to reviewing the General Principles (pp. 4-5), which include significant changes from the 2021 Guide, please note the following: 

  • As compared to the 2019 Census estimates included in the earlier version of the 2022 Guide, the final Census figures reflect several counties have moved into a higher population bracket, which in turn will increase the 2022 base salaries for constitutional officers and magistrates in those counties (unless local legislation dictates otherwise). Those counties are Columbus-Muscogee, Decatur, Forsyth, Jackson, Miller, and Morgan. For counties whose population fell into a lower bracket, the general rule is that incumbent officials are entitled to base salaries as reflected in an earlier decennial Census for so long as they remain in that office. See the first two bullet points on p. 4 of the Guide for further details.
  • The annual supplement for probate judges serving as magistrate clerks (p. 18, Step 8) has been corrected. While the salary Worksheet (Appendix A) in the original Guide was correct, the accompanying text included two transposed numbers.

Please be sure to consult with your county attorney if you have questions about the Guide.

Previous Salary Guides

2021 Salary Guide

2020 Salary Guide

2019 Salary Guide

2018 Salary Guide

2017 Salary Guide

 

EMS Regionalization Study

A study by ACCG prepared for the Georgia Department of Community Health State Office of Rural Health. Published in 2016, the report asses the feasibility of regionalizing EMS systems in Georgia.

EMS Regionalization Feasibility

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