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eGovernment Library Service

eGovernment is a public service that provides online access to government information, programs, and services people need to live, learn, and work.  Every day, people enter libraries needing assistance with Medicare registration, job searching, emergency assistance, housing, and much more.

Resources by Category

Business, Tax, and Real Estate

Cobb Business License Office

Download forms, permits, and applications for Business Registration and special licenses. Listings for new businesses. Link to the Cobb County Code.

Cobb County Deeds

Real estate records 1977-present on website; older records and certified copies are available at clerk’s office or by mail.

Cobb County Tax Assessor

Search for property in Cobb County by address, owner name, or parcel id. Links to forms for real property and personal property and applications for exemptions.

Cobb County Tax Commissioner

Search for tax records, pay tax bills online, find FAQs about property taxes, obtain information about delinquent taxes, and tax sales including a copy of “Real Property Tax Sales Booklet”, information, information on Mobile Home taxes.

EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval)

EDGAR accepts and maintains forms that companies and others are required by law to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Federal Trade Commission for Consumer Protection

Information on preventing fraud and identity theft.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Programs for homeownership and rental assistance along with housing options including access to a Homeless Assistance Directory by county.

Georgia Department of Revenue

Principal tax collecting agency for the state of Georgia contains links to GTC or Georgia Tax Center for e-File and e-Pay for Sales and Use Tax Withholding Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax Return, Sales Tax Rate changes, Unclaimed property file or locate, check the status of a return or refund, Tax Guide for Georgia citizens, contact info for taxpayer advocate, tax law and policy including Georgia Revenue Rules and Regulations, etc.

Georgia Department of Revenue Forms

Business and Personal tax forms for the State Georgia along with Georgia Department of Revenue telephone and email addresses. Links to individual, estate tax, fiduciary tax, partnership information and reporting forms, corporate income, small business (Sub-S corporation), alcohol and tobacco, motor fuel, sales and use tax, withholding tax, state tax registration and licensing for Georgia.

Georgia Housing Search

Search for rental property throughout the state of Georgia in metropolitan areas or regions and cities. Properties listed can be from private property owners and managers, public housing authorities and private landlords. Helpful resources and tools include renter rights and responsibilities an affordability calculator. Able to search for special needs housing for the disabled.

Georgia Secretary of State

Search for businesses or officers registered with the State of Georgia. Businesses may file online with the state as a profit, non- profit, limited liability, or professional business. Links to “Professional Licensing Boards”, link to Business Resources and Information including “Doing Business in Georgia”.

IRS Forms and Publications

The official source of IRS Products including links to previous years’ tax forms, information on where to file tax forms for both individuals and tax professionals, contact information for Taxpayer Assistance Centers, real estate & personal property auctions throughout the United States, tax fraud alerts and more.

Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center

Offers entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses in Cobb and Cherokee County the tools and information they need to thrive including no-cost, confidential business consulting services paired with classes and training programs for established business owners and those starting a business.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Families or individuals seeking housing assistance can find basic information about home buying and rental assistance. Resources to help seniors and people with disabilities. HUD forms, handbooks, publications, and grant applications. Information and resources for avoiding foreclosure.

US Small Business Administration

The place to find information for starting and managing a business, grants and loans, and training.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Get information on patent and trademark processes. Includes forms and filing information along with a Patent Search Database and a search for pending and registered marks.

United States Postal Service

Look up a zip code by address, city or business. Information on doing business with USPS, links to forms pertaining to the U.S. Mail, links to USPS Policies and Procedures, and links to Postal Service Directives.

City of Austell Flood Ordinance

The following information is provided by the City of Austell.  Questions should be directed to Austell Public Works at (770) 944-4325 option 4.

City of Austell Floodplain website:

FEMA Flood Map Service Center for Flood Insurance Study and FIRM's Maps:

  • To utilize, click 'Search All Products'
    • State: GA
    • County: Cobb
    • Community: Austell
  • For FIRM Panels and FIS Reports, look under Effective Products folder.
  • For Historic Products FIRM Panels and FIS Reports, look under Historic Products folder.

Education and Health

Cobb County Adult Education

Cobb Adult Education’s mission is to teach adult students the literacy skills necessary to become productive, responsible, well-adjusted members of the community thus improving the quality of life for all Georgians.

Cobb County Schools

CCSD is responsible for educating more than 106,000 students in a diverse, constantly changing suburban environment. Visit this website for information the schools and services they provide.

Cobb & Douglas County Public Health

The Cobb & Douglas Public Health Centers provide personal health services for children, adolescents, and adults. Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Child health, Women’s Health, Refugee services, and more.

ESL Classes

View a series of ESL classes provided by Family Kickstart Georgia.


Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.


Get information on financial aid, student loans, and more. From the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

Georgia Board of Regents

The University System of Georgia oversees 35 colleges and universities: four research universities, two regional universities, 13 state universities, eight state colleges, and eight two-year colleges. These institutions enroll more than 283,000 students and employ over 40,000 faculty and staff to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

Georgia Department of Education

Includes standards, districts, curriculum, parent guide and calendar.

Georgia Families

Choose a health plan and a Primary Care Provider for each member in your family who is in Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids.

Georgia PeachCare

Affordable health insurance is available to Georgia’s uninsured children.

Georgia Virtual School

Online courses for public, private and homeschooled students.

A database of online and distance education programs offered through the 35 accredited institutions within the University System of Georgia.

Learn how the health care law affects you at The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. See your health insurance choices.

Marietta City Schools

Marietta City Schools (MCS) serve some 8,000 students at eight elementary choice schools—one of which is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet—one middle school, one sixth-grade school, and one high school. Visit this website for information about these schools and the services they provide.


As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled. New to Medicaid? Find all that you need by visiting this website.

Radon Test Kit

The award-winning Georgia Radon Education Program is a partnership funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency among the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Service, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and Southface Energy Institute to educate Georgians on actions to take to protect themselves from the risk of developing lung cancer caused by the unwelcome entry of radon gas in our homes.

State of Georgia Health Information

Information on health services for yourself and your family, learn more about foster care and adoption, access vital records and find housing information.

Teacher Certifications

Information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission on becoming a teacher in Georgia.



A service of the Department of Labor. Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources with CareerOneStop.

Cobb County Human Resources

Listing of jobs available in Cobb County.

CobbWorks (WorkSource GA)

CobbWorks provides access to a system of employment and education services for our community.

Digital Skills for Employment

LinkedIn, Microsoft, and GitHub are offering free learning paths mapped to jobs that are in-demand, discounted Microsoft certifications to validate skills, and best practices for job searching and interview prepping, so you can put your best foot forward.

Georgia Department of Labor

Find a job, find information on job training, unemployment benefits, and more.

Grow with Google Workforce Development

Pat Ball, Branch Manager of Stratton Library, presents a Grow With Google workshop in partnership with Cobb County Public Library and WorkSource Cobb.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. A service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Department of Labor.

Unemployment Benefits

Apply for unemployment benefits with the Georgia Department of Labor.

United States Department of Labor

Find jobs and information on working for the federal government.

Financial Assistance and Benefits


Information from the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. Includes forms, information on the types of bankruptcy, and credit counseling services.

Career One Stop

US Department of Labor website for jobs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Database of Federal programs available to State and local governments.

Child Support

Georgia guidelines and worksheets.

Cobb County Senior Services

Get information on programs for seniors in Cobb County.

COMPASS: Food Stamps, Child Support, Housing Assistance, and more

Visit this page for information on Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Child Care, WIC, Energy Assistance, Food Assistance, Child Support Services, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Aging Services, Community Services Block Grant Funds, or Housing Assistance. From the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Child Services.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Bureau is working to give consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies.

Federal Grants, Loans, and Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

Federal financial assistance – grants, loans, and work-study programs for education beyond high school.


Federal Emergency Management Agency


State of Georgia help for financial aid and scholarship search including Hope Scholarship.


Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Relay

A free public service, Georgia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled to communicate with anyone who uses a standard phone.

Government Benefits

Official benefits site of US government.

Find and apply for federal government grants.

Learn how the health care law affects you at The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. See your health insurance choices.

Medicaid / Medicare

Apply for Medicaid or Medicare benefits.

SafeLink Wireless

A program providing free cell phones and minutes for income-eligible participants.

Small Business Administration

Links to grants for starting a business.

Social Security

Apply for retirement, Social Security, disability, Medicare, and other benefits.

US Census Bureau

Find statistical data.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

US Government Catalog

Catalog of US Government publications.


Learn about and apply for unemployment benefits. Georgia Department of Labor.

US government’s official web portal.

Veterans Benefits

The Georgia Department of Veterans Services provides information on benefits for veterans, including tax exemption.


Supports low-income women and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing foods to supplement diets.

Legal Information and Vital Records

11th Circuit Court (Federal) Opinions

1995-current-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The circuit includes nine district courts with each state divided into Northern, Middle and Southern Districts.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Provides legal help and representation for low income Georgians. Contains contact information for legal aid societies in metro Atlanta and other legal resources throughout Georgia and the United States.

Building / Construction Codes

A general overview of Georgia’s Construction Code Program, including enforcement, local amendments, and current codes.

Child Support

Georgia guidelines and worksheets.

City of Kennesaw

Code of Ordinances

City of Marietta

Code of Ordinances

City of Powder Springs

Code of Ordinances

City of Smyrna

Code of Ordinances

Cobb County Code of Ordinances

Cobb County Law Library

Links to legal forms and resources including divorce, name change, poverty affidavit child support worksheets, etc. Link to the Official Code of Georgia and the Official Code of Cobb County.

Cobb County Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court (Small Claims) Forms for Collecting a Judgement, Abandoned Motor Vehicle, Garnishment and more.

Cobb County Sheriff's Department

Search for inmates that are currently or have previously been in custody in the Cobb County Adult Detention Facilities.

Code of Federal Regulations

Codification of rules published in the Federal Register by agencies of the federal government. Represents fifty titles that represent broad areas subject to federal regulation.

Construction Codes

Georgia State amendments to the International Building Code.

Death Records

Search the Social Security Death index.

Driver's License Services

Renew driver’s licenses online, request motor vehicle reports, obtain applications for different type of licenses, download a copy of the driver’s manual or the commercial driver’s manual, motorcycle operators manual or the parent/teen driving guide.

Federal Register

The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Georgia Code

Free public access to Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Notary Public

Information on becoming a public notary from the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority.


Obtain United States passport application online or renew United States passport online.

Selective Service

Register, find information about the Selective Service, and learn more about the agency.

Sex Offender Register (GBI)

Search the database for convicted Georgia sex offenders by name, zip code, county, city, and address.

US Code

US Code from: Government Printing Office- laws for the United States. Can also search Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Documents, Congressional Reports.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Forms to apply for citizenship, obtain a green card, employment authorization and more. Immigration Handbook, Manual, Guidance and links to resources.

United States Congress

Through the Library of Congress website search for congressional bills, get contact information for members of the U.S. Congress, link to State Legislative web sites and more.

United States Supreme Court

Links to United States Courts along with federal forms for civil, bankruptcy, and attorney.

Vital Records

Obtain information online for birth, death, marriage, and death records for Georgia.

Voter Registration

Find polling location, application to register to vote, link to election offices in the state of Georgia, find sample ballots for upcoming elections and more.