When do county officials take office?
Most county officials: Jan. 2, 2023
Most county officials take office the first Monday in January after an election. For the most recent election, that’s Jan. 2, 2023. Officials who take the oath of office Jan. 2, 2023, include:
- Magistrates and Commissioners
- County Attorneys
- County Clerks
Property Valuation Administrators (PVAs): Dec. 5, 2022
PVAs take office earlier than their other county official colleagues – although elected in the same year. PVAs take office the first Monday in December after the election, which this year is Dec. 5, 2022.
While all other county officials serve four-year terms, circuit court clerks and commonwealth’s attorneys are elected for a term of six years and will next be on the ballot in 2024.