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Organization of Local Gov’ts
5 Types of Local Gov’t County Township Municipality Special-purpose district School district/public school system
County County sheriff Runs jail Carries out court orders County clerk registers/records births, deaths, marriages, mortgages, deeds Runs elections
County District attorney Criminal investigations Prosecutions
County Collect taxes (property) Building/repairing roads, bridges Issue licenses Health care
Township Hold annual meeting Governed by boards Rural areas
Municipality Urban political unit, legally defined territory, elected leadership Usually smaller than county or township Governed by mayor & council
Special-purpose districts Services provided: Water, sewage Fire/police EMS Parks, libraries, airports
School districts/Public schools Most common type of special purpose Supported by local property taxes Borrow money with bonds
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