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About the Clerk

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Pamela Mabry
Pamela L. Mabry, County Clerk

Mission Statement

To effectively manage the official records of the Board of Commissioners, in compliance with all relevant laws, rules and policies, ensuring the integrity and ease of accessibility of said records to the citizens and other interested parties, with a commitment to accuracy, professionalism and superior customer service.

Primary Duties

The County Clerk is the legally mandated guardian of all instruments of public record for the Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC). The County Clerk’s Office is primarily responsible for compiling and publishing the agenda of the regular meetings of the BOC and recording the actions taken in the official minutes.

Additionally, the County Clerk is the custodian of the Official Code of Cobb County and is responsible for the administrative review and compilation of all new ordinances and amendments adopted by the BOC, to ensure timely and accurate codification.

Note: The County Clerk’s Office is not affiliated with the judicial system.

Services Provided

  • Publish the agenda for the Regular Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings
  • Record all acts, orders, and proceedings for the official minutes of the Regular BOC meetings, Planning Commission (PC) Zoning hearings, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), BOC Zoning hearings, and Solid Waste Management Authority meetings
  • Evaluate and secure execution of official documents to ensure proper conduct of county business
  • Track BOC appointments to boards, authorities, and commissions
  • Certify information extracted from the official minutes and the Official Code of Cobb County
  • Agent of service for processing of lawsuits and annexations for the BOC
  • Maintain Rules of Procedure for BOC, PC, and BZA

Accessing Information

  • Agendas and minutes for the Regular BOC and zoning hearings are available in PDF formats, as well as a searchable version on the Agenda & Minutes page.
  • Instructions are available on the page for managing the information in different formats.
  • The Official Code of Cobb County is available on the web and includes search capabilities.
  • The County Clerk’s Office would like to encourage you to visit us on the web and explore the information available.

Description of Links

Agendas: current and past agendas for the BOC Regular meetings and Zoning hearings 
Minutes: current and past minutes for BOC Regular meetings and Zoning hearings in a text format 
Official Code of Cobb County: searchable version of the Code in text format 
Boards and Authorities: a list of Boards and Authorities to which the BOC makes appointments

Boards, Authorities, and Commissions

Cobb County has over 40 boards, authorities, and commissions whose purpose is to assist with oversight, policy-making, and advisement to the various Cobb County departments. Membership is comprised of dedicated citizens appointed by the Board of Commissioners or by other municipalities and entities.

Cobb’s boards, authorities, and commissions are created by Georgia or County code, by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, or by the Georgia Legislature. The term lengths for members vary, but often run concurrent with the appointing commissioner. In 2007, the Cobb County Code was amended making members subject to the Ethics Code.

The Clerk’s Office maintains a database with the Board of Commissioners’ appointments to these various boards and authorities. Information tracked includes names, terms, descriptions and by what authority the board was created. Historical information regarding the boards and authorities is also housed in the County Clerk’s Office. For complete list, click here.

Note: For all other information on Cobb County government, please call (770) 528-1000.

Zoning

The County Clerk’s Office prepares the official minutes for the county’s zoning process and works in concert with the Zoning Division and Planning Division of the Community Development Agency. Minutes are prepared for the Planning Commission zoning hearings, the Board of Commissioners zoning hearings, and the Board of Zoning Appeals variance hearings. The minutes are housed in the County Clerk’s Office and are also made available on the Agenda & Minutes page along with the meeting agenda.

For more specific information regarding zoning and planning, visit the Community Development Agency Homepage

  • To apply for a Rezoning, Variance, Land Use Permit, or Special Land Use Permit, please contact the Zoning Division.
  • For general questions regarding the current zoning of a property, contact the Zoning Division.
  • For questions regarding the Future Land Use Map and the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Planning Division.
  • For all other development related questions, please contact Community Development.

Note: The County Clerk’s Office retains zoning minutes dated back to 1983. For minutes prior to 1983, please contact the Zoning Office.

Zoning Division Manager 
John Pederson 
(770) 528-2024

Planning Division Manager 
Jason Gaines 
(770) 528-2120

Community Development Agency 
Dana Johnson, Director 
Powder Springs Station 
1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400 
Marietta, GA 30064