Section 12-17-183

Residence; vacation of office for nonresidency.

Every district attorney must have resided in the circuit for which he is elected or appointed for at least 12 months preceding his election or appointment and must reside in such circuit during his continuance in office. If he shall fail so to do, he shall vacate his office. Upon such failure, it shall be the duty of the judge of the circuit to notify the Governor, and the Governor shall fill the vacancy.

(Code 1852, §723; Code 1867, §855; Code 1876, §771; Code 1886, §4246; Code 1896, §5515; Code 1907, §7780; Code 1923, §5497; Code 1940, T. 13, §228; Acts 1979, No. 79-629, p. 1112.)