Georgia State Agencies / Authorities / Commissions / Councils

Administrative Office of Courts provides judicial support for the state, magistrate, probate, and municipal judges of Georgia. The agency also supplies education and information about Georgia's courts through its publications.

Administration Services offers business solution services and products to local and state governments, non-profit organizations, suppliers, and the general public.

Board of Regents of the University System oversees the 37 two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Georgia.

Building Authority supervises and manages the 48 buildings and various facilities which are a part of the Atlanta, Georgia, Capitol Hill Complex. The Building Authority is responsible for all services associated with the Capitol Hill Complex.

Bureau of Investigation is a separate state criminal investigation agency. It assists in criminal investigations, provides forensic laboratory services and offers computerized criminal justice information.

Children and Youth Coordinating Council focuses on helping communities establish "Caring Communities," a program that improves the well-being of the youth and children of Georgia through prevention and intervention programs.

Civil War Commission preserves and promotes the battlefields and buildings associated with the Civil War Era.

Council of America Indian Concerns protects American Indian burial sites and works to return American Indian human remains and burial objects from museums to their respective tribes. It also promotes Georgia's American Indian cultural heritage and economic development. The Council acts in an advisory role to state and government on Georgia's American Indian affairs.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council builds partnerships among various state and local government agencies to improve the criminal justice system.

Department of Audits provides accurate management information to state and local government so they can improve their accountability and stewardship.

Department of Banking and Finance regulates and supervises all financial services throughout the State of Georgia.

Department of Community Affairs is an advocate for local governments. It oversees many state and federal grants, provides research and technical assistance, and promotes ways to reduce solid waste.

Department of Community Health is the state agency responsible for Medicaid. It oversees purchasing, planning, and regulating all issues regarding health care.

Education Accountability tries to boost student achievement through research initiatives, communications, and audits of academic programs.

Ethics Commission considers and investigates cases where a violation of the laws under the Commission's jurisdiction has occurred.

Forestry Commission is responsible to conserve and protect the forests of Georgia.

Georgia Closing the Achievement Gap Commission focuses on generating strategies, recommendations, and reports to help Georgia's children to succeed and close the achievement gap.

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority administers programs that benefit Georgia's environment. It offers grants and support services to local governments, state agencies and non-profit organizations in the areas of sold waste, water, waste water, land conservation, recycling, fuel storage tanks, and energy efficiency.

Georgia Insurance Commission provides aid to Georgia's insurance consumers in understanding all the different kinds of insurance. The Commission also provides the means to file complaints against insurance companies.

Georgia Public Service Commission ensures Georgia consumers that their natural gas and electric utilities, transportation, and telecommunications are provided by financially viable and technically competent companies at reasonable prices and excellent safety practices.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission sets the standards for all certified, licensed, and permitted personnel working in Georgia's public schools. The Commission oversees educators' certification, preparation, and conduct. If educator discipline is necessary, the Commission monitors and investigates the cases.