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Report of Local Government Finances

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Program Description

Georgia law requires local governments to submit an annual Report of Local Government Finances (RLGF) to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). These reports provide important information, used by state and local government policy makers to better understand and evaluate local government operations and service delivery strategies.

DCA provides complete data sets for research purposes, and the data is used to publish the annual City and County Fiscal Planning Guides, which provide printable data tables containing average and per capita dollar amounts for various revenue, expenditure, and liability categories. For comparative purposes these tables group information for local governments of similar population sizes.


RLGF in Microsoft Excel Format

The RLGF report form can be downloaded from DCA’s website and can be used for any fiscal year. Once completed, the spreadsheet should be emailed to DCA’s Office of Research at RLGF@dca.ga.gov.

Also, this spreadsheet includes an “attachments” tab to allow local government to submit required supplemental information in the same document.  When emailing these Reports, please enter "RLGF" followed by your government's name in the subject line of your email.

Under “Downloads & Related Links” below, click on the first option Report of Local Government Finances FORM (MS Excel Spreadsheet) to get started. (Instructions and Uniform Chart of Accounts and other information are also provided but have not changed.)

Downloads & Related Links

RLGF Reporting Forms (for use by municipalities, counties, and consolidated governments)
Report of Local Government Finances FORM - FY 2016 and Future Years (MS Excel) (NEW)

RLGF Instructions and Other Information
Instructions for Reports covering Fiscal Years ending in 2016 or Future Years (PDF)

Uniform Chart of Accounts to RLGF Conversion - Expenditures (PDF)
Uniform Chart of Accounts to RLGF Conversion - Revenues (PDF)

NEW! ...
Local Government Finance Reports submitted to DCA

Annual RLGF Reports and Guides
2016 RLGF FAQs (PDF)

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Office of Research.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231