Skip to main content

Secretary of State - Commissions of Public Officials - County Officials Commissions, Bonds, Resignations

Identifier: 002-03-007

Scope and Contents

These records document the functions of commissioning county officials (by the Governor), making certain the officials are properly bonded, receiving the resignations of these officials and filling the vacancies as they occur. Specific documents included are: (1) Dedimus Postestatems (authority to administer the oath of office) with attached certificates showing that the oath was administered and that the official was properly bonded; (2) copies of the commission; (3) documents showing that county ordinaries have appointed someone to fill vacancies; (4) copies of bonds; (5) letters of resignation by county officials; (6) correspondence to and from the Secretary of State relating to all aspects of the procedures and functions listed above; (7) form letters from the Secretary of State requesting data for the published guide to county officials; (8) memorandums concerning telephone conversations with and letters to county officials, and (9) notarized lists of names of staff members appointed by various county officials. The county offices involved in these records include: (1) ordinary; (2) county board of commissioners member; (3) clerk of superior court; (4) judge of county and/or city court; (5) solicitor of county and/or city court; (6) sheriff; (7) treasurer; (8) superintendent of schools; (9) coroner; (10) surveyor; (11) tax commissioner; (12) tax collector, and (13) tax receiver. Prior to 1948 the functions reflected by these records were performed by the Governor's Office (see RGSGSERIES: 1 - 2 - 32, Unbound Commissions; 1 - 2 - 35, Commission Books, and 1 - 2 - 61, Commissions, Bonds and Resignations of County Officials). Moreover there are several series of records created by the Secretary of State's Office which deal with slightly different aspects of this same function. Included in this number are all the commission books in Sub Group 3.


  • Created: 1957-1999


Conditions Governing Access



0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by county and generally by office within each county.

Secretary of State - Commissions of Public Officials - County Officials Commissions, Bonds, Resignations
Georgia Archives
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States