Annexation Information and Resources
File Annexation Reports
Web-based Annexation Report
THE SUBMISSION MUST NOW INCLUDE A DIGITAL SHAPEFILE OF THE ANNEXED AREA.
A GIS shapefile is a collection of multiple vector files that are used in a geographic information system. The GIS file can include a geodatabase, feature layer or the many files that comprise a shapefile. These files should be zipped into a single .zip file format to be uploaded to the database.
Image files (i.e. pdf, jpg, png, gif, etc.) are not part of a GIS submission.
Local governments in need of assistance with submitting GIS files can contact their Regional Commission below for help.
To submit your GIS file with the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office of the General Assembly email:
View Annexation Reports
View Annexation Reports Submitted to DCA
View Older Annexation Reports Submitted to the Secretary of State- Archives
Regional Commission Contact Information
Scroll down on the page and select the Regional Commission from the list on the bottom right of the page.
View City Boundaries
In Georgia, cities report the geographic boundary changes to the US Census Bureau (not to the DCA). The Census Bureau has an online interactive map with city boundaries (aka places).
Boundary and Annexation Survey
Cities 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 Census maps that are used for the administration of programs and services, for planning, elections, and for population and housing counts.
Boundary and Annexation Survey Home Page at US Census Bureau
Georgia Municipal Association Resources
Growing Cities, Growing Georgia: A Guide to Georgia's Annexation Law January 2014, sixth edition.
Arbitration Handbook: For Annexation Land Use Disputes January 2008
Last updated August 2022