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Annexation Information and Resources
File Annexation Reports
Web-based Annexation Report System
Print Form to Report Annexation Report
by Fax or Mail
View Annexation Reports
View Annexation Reports submitted in the past 30 days.
View Annexation Reports submitted during 2012.
View Annexation Reports submitted during 2011.
View Annexation Reports Submitted to DCA These are reports submitted to the state since March 17, 2000. Search this online database to learn about annexations on file at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. These records include any annexation reports that were errantly submitted to the Secretary of State after March 17, 2000 and subsequently forwarded to DCA.
View older Annexation Reports Submitted to the Secretary of State- Archives These are reports submitted to the state before March 17, 2000. Search this online database to learn about annexations on file in the records of the Secretary of State Office at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
Legal Requirements for Reporting Annexations
There are both federal and state legal requirements for the reporting of annexations. The federal requirements focus on preclearance for the annexation according to provisions of the Voting Rights Act. This is also a state requirement according to OCGA 36-36-3(f). Please refer to the links below for guidance with the federal reporting requirements. The state requirements for reporting are very simple and our Web-based Annexation Report System or the paper forms for FAX and mail reports (available above) will guide you through the entire process. The specific state code is provided in the section and link below.
Reporting to seek preclearance from the US Department of JusticeSubmit a preclearance request online to the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Voting Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Preclearance Submission Guidelines
Archive of Preclearance Submission Notices
Preclearance Mailing Address
Georgia Code related to annexation reportingView OCG 36-36-3 Annexation of Territory
Boundary and Annexation SurveyCities that annex or deannex are required by state law to particpate in the US Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). BAS updates the boundaries on the maps we all use for the administration of programs and services, for planning, and for elections.
Boundary and Annexation Survey Home Page at US Census Bureau
Other Useful Resources
MapsYour annexation reports and participation in the Boundary and Annexation Survey are critically important contributions to the maintenance of these maps.
Georgia Boundary Maps for your GIS are available for download.Legislative and Congressional District Maps
Elections Division of the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State.Legislative Reapportionment Services Office
Related Guides and Studies
Annexation Guide prepared and published by the Georgia Municipal Association.
Arbitration Handbook for Annexation Land Use Disputes prepared and published by the Georgia Municipal Association. Contact DCA for arbitration assistance.
An Assessment of Municipal Annexation in Georgia and the United States: A Search for Policy Guidance A report by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government- University of Georgia. 2002.