Oath of Office for County Elected Officials
If elected to a county office, an oath of office must be taken in compliance with the following section of the law:
16 P.S. § 403. Oath of office
(a) In addition to any oath or affirmation required by any other act of Assembly, all county officers, their deputies, assistants and clerks, shall, before entering on the duties of their respective offices or employments, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this Commonwealth; and that I will discharge the duties of my office (or employment) with fidelity; that I have not paid or contributed, or promised to pay or contribute, either directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing to procure my nomination or election (or appointment), except for necessary and proper expenses expressly authorized by law; that I have not knowingly violated any election law of this Commonwealth, or procured it to be done by others in my behalf; that I will not knowingly receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing for the performance or non-performance of any act or duty pertaining to my office (or employment) other than the compensation allowed by law.
Swearing In of Elected Officials
The swearing in of elected officials in Fulton County is usually scheduled by the Court Administrator for the first Tuesday in January. The swearing in of elected officials typically takes place prior to beginning the Court session.