About Counties

Nationwide, there are just over 3,000 counties in the fifty states. The number and size of counties varies considerably from state to state. Georgia has 159 counties, second only to Texas, which has 254. Every part of Georgia - even the barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean - falls within a county. This means that no matter where you live in Georgia, you reside in a county.

In the United States, counties serve as the principal political subdivision of a state. Each state has divided itself into specific political areas known as counties (or as “parishes” in Louisiana and “boroughs” in Alaska). In each county, local officials act as arms of state government, performing many state-related functions, such as administering elections, marriage licenses, and vehicle registration. In addition to serving as important subdivisions of the state, counties have a second role. In Georgia, they are the largest general-purpose form of local government. This means that apart from helping administer state government functions, counties can provide a variety of local services to their citizens. In this role, some large urban counties resemble cities in the types of local government services they provide.

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Georgia Courthouses

Appling County
69 Tippins Street, Suite 201
Baxley, GA 31513-0494
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Athens-Clarke County
P.O. Box 1868
Athens, GA 30603
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Atkinson County
P.O. Box 518
Pearson, GA 31642
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Augusta-Richmond County
530 Greene Street, Room 806
Augusta, GA 30911
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Bacon County
P.O. Box 356
Alma, GA 31510
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Baker County
P.O. Box 607
Newton, GA 39870
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Baldwin County
121 North Wilkinson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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Banks County
150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1
Homer, GA 30547
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Barrow County
233 East Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
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Bartow County
135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 251
Cartersville, GA 30120
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Ben Hill County
402 A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
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Berrien County
201 North Davis Street
Nashville, GA 31639
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Bibb County
P.O. Box 4708
Macon, GA 31208
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Bleckley County
P.O. Box 272
Cochran, GA 31014-1633
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Brantley County
P.O. Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553
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Brooks County
P.O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643-0272
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Bryan County
P.O. Box 430
Pembroke, GA 31321
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Bulloch County
P.O. Box 347
Statesboro, GA 30459
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Burke County
P.O. Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830
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Butts County
625 Third Street, Suite 4
Jackson, GA 30233
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Calhoun County
P.O. Box 226
Morgan, GA 39866
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Camden County
P.O. Box 99
Woodbine, GA 31569
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Candler County
1075 East Hiawatha Street, Suite A
Metter, GA 30439
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Carroll County
P.O. Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30112
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Catoosa County
800 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
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Charlton County
68 Kingsland, Suite B
Folkston, GA 31537
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Chatham County
P.O. Box 8161
Savannah, GA 31412
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Chattooga County
P.O. Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747
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Cherokee County
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
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Clay County
P.O. Box 519
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
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Clayton County
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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Clinch County
22 Court Square, Suite B
Homerville, GA 31634
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Cobb County
100 Cherokee Street, Suite 355
Marietta, GA 30090-9680
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Coffee County
101 South Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533
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Colquitt County
P.O. Box 517
Moultrie, GA 31776
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Columbia County
P.O. Box 498
Evans, GA 30809
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Columbus-Muscogee County
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
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Cook County
1200 South Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
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Coweta County
22 East Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263
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Crawford County
P.O. Box 1059
Roberta, GA 31078
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Crisp County
210 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
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Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
P.O. Box 299
Cusseta, GA 31805
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Dade County
P.O. Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752-0613
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Dawson County
25 Justice Way, Suite 2313
Dawsonville, GA 30534
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Decatur County
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818
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DeKalb County
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
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Dodge County
P.O. Box 818
Eastman, GA 31023
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Dooly County
113 North Third Street, Room 1
Vienna, GA 31092
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Dougherty County
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
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Douglas County
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
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Early County
P.O. Box 693
Blakely, GA 39823-0693
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Echols County
P.O. Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648
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Effingham County
601 North Laurel Street
Springfield, GA 31329
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Elbert County
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
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Emanuel County
P.O. Box 787
Swainsboro, GA 30401
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Evans County
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417
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Fannin County
400 West Main Street, Suite 100
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Fayette County
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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Floyd County
P.O. Box 946
Rome, GA 30162-0946
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Forsyth County
110 East Main Street, Suite 210
Cumming, GA 30040
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Franklin County
P.O. Box 159
Carnesville, GA 30521
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Fulton County
141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 10076
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Georgetown-Quitman County
P.O. Box 114
Georgetown, GA 39854
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Gilmer County
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540-9045
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Glascock County
P.O. Box 66
Gibson, GA 30810
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Glynn County
1725 Reynolds Street, Suite 302
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Gordon County
P.O. Box 580
Calhoun, GA 30703
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Grady County
P.O. Box 7
Cairo, GA 39828
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Greene County
1034 Silver Drive, Suite 201
Greensboro, GA 30642
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Gwinnett County
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
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Habersham County
555 Monroe Street, Unit 20
Clarkesville, GA 30523
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Hall County
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503-1435
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Hancock County
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
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Haralson County
155 Van Wert St
Buchanan, GA 30113
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Harris County
P.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811-0365
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Hart County
800 Chandler Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
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Heard County
P.O. Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
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Henry County
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
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Houston County
200 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
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Irwin County
207 South Irwin Avenue, Suite 2
Ocilla, GA 31774
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Jackson County
67 Athens Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
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Jasper County
126 West Green Street
Monticello, GA 31064
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Jeff Davis County
P.O. Box 609
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
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Jefferson County
P.O. Box 658
Louisville, GA 30434
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Jenkins County
833 East Winthrope Ave.
Millen, GA 30442
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Johnson County
P.O. Box 269
Wrightsville, GA 31096-0269
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Jones County
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, GA 31032
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Lamar County
408 Thomaston Street, Suite E
Barnesville, GA 30204
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Lanier County
Courthouse, 100 Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
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Laurens County
P.O. Box 2011
Dublin, GA 31040
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Lee County
110 Starksville Avenue North
Leesburg, GA 31763
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Liberty County
P.O. Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313
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Lincoln County
P.O. Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
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Long County
P.O. Box 476
Ludowici, GA 31316
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Lowndes County
P.O. Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31603
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Lumpkin County
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Macon County
P.O. Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
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Madison County
P.O. Box 147
Danielsville, GA 30633
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Marion County
P.O. Box 481
Buena Vista, GA 31803
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McDuffie County
337 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824
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McIntosh County
P.O. Box 584
Darien, GA 31305
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Meriwether County
P.O. Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222
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Miller County
179 South Cuthbert Street
Colquitt, GA 39837
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Mitchell County
26 North Court Avenue
Camilla, GA 31730
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Monroe County
P.O. Box 189
Forsyth, GA 31029
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Montgomery County
P.O. Box 295
Mt. Vernon, GA 30445
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Morgan County
P.O. Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
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Murray County
P.O. Box 1129
Chatsworth, GA 30705-1129
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Newton County
1124 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014
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Oconee County
P.O. Box 145
Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Oglethorpe County
P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648
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Paulding County
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
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Peach County
213 Parsons Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
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Pickens County
1266 East Church Street, Suite 188
Jasper, GA 30143
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Pierce County
P.O. Box 679
Blackshear, GA 31516-0679
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Pike County
P.O. Box 377
Zebulon, GA 30295
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Polk County
P.O. Box 268
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Pulaski County
P.O. Box 29
Hawkinsville, GA 31036-1350
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Putnam County
117 Putnam Drive, Suite A
Eatonton, GA 31024
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Rabun County
25 Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Clayton, GA 30525
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Randolph County
P.O. Box 221
Cuthbert, GA 39840
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Rockdale County
P.O. Box 289
Conyers, GA 30012-0289
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Schley County
P.O. Box 352
Ellaville, GA 31806
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Screven County
P.O. Box 159
Sylvania, GA 30467-0159
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Seminole County
200 South Knox Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 39845
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Spalding County
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224
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Stephens County
P.O. Box 386
Toccoa, GA 30577
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Stewart County
P.O. Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
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Sumter County
P.O. Box 295
Americus, GA 31709-0295
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Talbot County
P.O. Box 155
Talbotton, GA 31827
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Taliaferro County
P.O. Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
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Tattnall County
P.O. Box 25
Reidsville, GA 30453
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Taylor County
P.O. Box 278
Butler, GA 31006
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Telfair County
91 Telfair Avenue, Suite A
McRae, GA 31055
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Terrell County
P.O. Box 525
Dawson, GA 39842
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Thomas County
P.O. Box 920
Thomasville, GA 31799-2433
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Tift County
P.O. Box 826
Tifton, GA 31793
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Toombs County
P.O. Box 112
Lyons, GA 30436-0112
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Towns County
48 River Street, Suite B
Hiawassee, GA 30546
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Treutlen County
1830 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Soperton, GA 30457
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Troup County
P.O. Box 1149
LaGrange, GA 30241
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Turner County
P.O. Box 191
Ashburn, GA 31714
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Twiggs County
P.O. Box 202
Jeffersonville, GA 31044-0202
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Union County
65 Courthouse Street
Blairsville, GA 30512
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Upson County
106 East Lee Street, Suite 110
Thomaston, GA 30286
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Walker County
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728
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Walton County
303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 330
Monroe, GA 30655-0585
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Ware County
P.O. Box 1069
Waycross, GA 31502
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Warren County
P.O. Box 46
Warrenton, GA 30828-0046
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Washington County
P.O. Box 271
Sandersville, GA 31082
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Wayne County
P.O. Box 270
Jesup, GA 31598
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Unified Government of Webster
P.O. Box 29
Preston, GA 31824
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Wheeler County
20 West Forest Avenue
Alamo, GA 30411
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White County
59 South Main Street, Suite A
Cleveland, GA 30528
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Whitfield County
P.O. Box 248
Dalton, GA 30722
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Wilcox County
103 North Broad Street
Abbeville, GA 31001
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Wilkes County
23 Court Street, Room 222
Washington, GA 30673
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Wilkinson County
P.O. Box 161
Irwinton, GA 31042
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Worth County
201 North Main Street, Room 30
Sylvester, GA 31791
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