Tucker is governed by a Mayor and six-member City Council. The Mayor and City Council are Tucker’s legislative and policymaking body, enacting City ordinances and passing an annual budget. They work in cooperation with the city manager, who is responsible for overseeing all city staff, as well as ensuring city services and intergovernmental agreements are carried out per Council’s mandate.
The City of Tucker covers more than 20 square miles with a population of over 35,000 residents. It provides core services including planning and zoning, code enforcement and parks and recreation. Other services like water and sewer, public works and sanitation happen through intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with DeKalb County. Law enforcement is provided through an IGA with DeKalb County Police. Officers from the Tucker Precinct enforce laws and ordinances throughout the boundaries of the City. Tucker is also home to the headquarters for DeKalb County’s Police and Fire Rescue operations.