Georgia City Sues County Over Dispute in Providing Emergency Services


By: A. Ali Sabzevari

A dispute between a Georgia city and county over the delivery of emergency services has cascaded into the courts. Recently, the City of Tifton filed suit against Tift County to prevent the County from providing extrication and rescue services within the City’s corporate limits. For over a decade, the City and County had jointly operated the Tifton Fire Department under an intergovernmental agreement until last year, when the County began its own fire department. The County wants to perform extrication and rescue services inside the corporate limits of Tifton. The suit, however, seeks an order preventing the County from doing so. More information on the lawsuit can be obtained here.

Attorneys at FMG are experienced in dealing with intergovernmental and service delivery strategy agreements. For more information, contact Dana K. Maine at 770.818.1408 or A. Ali Sabzevari at 770.303.8633.