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Annexation Information and Resources

File Annexation Reports

Web-based Annexation Report System
Governments can submit and track their annexation reports to DCA online. Use the same login and password that was previously given to your Mayor for DCA surveys, which will enable you to submit annexation reports electronically. If you need your User Name and Password, email gis@dca.ga.gov. This simple system ensures that your report is complete.

MAILING OR FAXING ANNEXATION REPORTS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED BY DCA. YOU MUST SUBMIT ANNEXATION REPORTS, ACCOMPANYING GIS FILES, AND OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS/INFORMATION THROUGH THE LINK ABOVE.


THE SUBMISSION MUST NOW INCLUDE A DIGITAL SHAPEFILE OF THE ANNEXED AREA.

GIS Submission:

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:
annexations@legis.ga.gov


View Annexation Reports

View Annexation Reports Submitted to DCA
These are reports submitted to the state since March 17, 2000 to the Department of Community Affairs.

View Older Annexation Reports Submitted to the Secretary of State- Archives
These are reports submitted to the state before March 17, 2000 to the Secretary of State Office at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.


Georgia Code related to annexation reporting

OCGA 36-36-3, 36-36-59, 36-36-92(b) as amended by the General Assembly's HB 1385, effective July 1, 2022.


As a result of the passage of HB 1385: Any municipality annexing property shall file a report identifying any property annexed with the Department of Community Affairs, the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office of the General Assembly, and with the county governing authority of the county in which the property being annexed is located.




Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office of the General Assembly Website and Email

Local governments in need of assistance with submitting GIS files can contact their Regional Commission for help. The following link is to the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions (GARC) website that has contact information for you Regional Commission.

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).
Link to Census Map to view City boundaries

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

Contact DCA's Planning Office
for arbitration assistance.





Last updated August 2022

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