County Clerk

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Clerk to the Commission to uphold the statutory mandates of the State of Georgia Legislature and provide the utmost level of courteous and proficient services to all people of Effingham County

What does the County Clerk do?

The Clerk is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  Though the responsibilities of this office are varied some of the primary tasks are to prepare and publish agendas, maintain and provide research of records, retain minutes of all Board meetings and assist the Board with administrative and legislative functions.

The Clerk also acts as the Open Records Officer for the County.  Should you need assistance regarding a request under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) you may contact the Office of the County Clerk.  More information about initiating a request can be found at

Requests can be submitted via email or postal mail.  For your convenience, see attached form. open records request form

The Clerk is likewise responsible for ensuring that all County ordinances are codified as required by State law. Effingham County utilizes Municode for codification services.  See the “county ordinances tab” on the home page of our website or click on the following link: Approved County Ordinances