Augusta Municipal Building

Your Guide to Local Government

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Government Overview

In 1996, Richmond County and the City of Augusta, Georgia consolidated government operations. The consolidated government consists of a mayor and 10 commissioners. Eight commissioners represent specific districts, while the other two represent super districts comprising approximately half of the county's population. Most information about city and county services can be accessed via, the official government website.

Judicial Center

Of note is the fact that, also within Richmond County, the independent cities of Hephzibah and Blythe have their own municipal governments. Although this is the case, some services are still provided by the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government.

Other county governments surrounding Richmond County and the City of Augusta are: Columbia County, McDuffie County, Jefferson County, and Burke County. The Savannah River separates Augusta, Georgia from North Augusta and Aiken County, South Carolina.