2017 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 6 - Powers and Duties Generally
§ 45-6-9. Duty of incumbent to deliver office property to successor -- When incumbent deceased or cannot be found
If a vacancy occurs because of death or if the incumbent cannot be found at the time a demand is made, it shall be the duty of any person having possession or control of any books, papers, or other office property or any part thereof to deliver it to the successor; and any rights and remedies shall be the same against such person as against the officer who is deceased or cannot be found.