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The purpose of this publication is to provide a step-by-step guide to the present annexation laws contained in Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated for use by lay persons, city officials, city staff and particularly, local government attorneys.

Published Date: January 1, 2014

This handbook was drafted by staff of GMA and ACCG, with substantial input from staff at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, to provide informal guidance to arbitrators of disputes under Article 7, Chapter 36 of Title 36 of the Georgia Code.

Published Date: January 25, 2008

On May 23, 2007, the governor signed into law HB 2, the "Fair Annexation Act." The law went into effect on September 1, 2007, and any annexations that take place on or after that date must be in compliance with the provisions in HB 2.

Published Date: October 1, 2007

In Georgia, there are five ways for cities to annex property inside the city's corporate limits.

Published Date: December 19, 2001