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1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4361

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Charlie Paris

Commission Chairman

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Hubert Parker

Post 1 Commissioner

John Marshall

Post 2 Commissioner

The Board of Commissioners meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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Edwina Daman
County Clerk
1 Broad Street, Suite #106
Ellijay, GA 30540

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The County Clerk is official custodian of records for all actions taken by the Board of Commissioners. In addition, this position is the official custodian of County contracts, leases, resolutions and ordinances.
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October 4, 2023 - Wednesday
9:00 AM
Budget Work Session: Board of Commissioners
at Board of Commissioners Conference Room
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540

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October 5, 2023 - Thursday
9:00 AM
Budget Work Session: Board of Commissioners
at Board of Commissioners Conference Room
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540

Click for Budget Work Session Agenda

October 6, 2023 - Friday
9:00 AM
Budget Work Session: Board of Commissioners
at Board of Commissioners Conference Room
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540

Click for Budget Work Session Agenda

October 17, 2023 - Tuesday
9:00 AM
Work Session: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
October 18, 2023 - Wednesday
8:00 AM
Gilmer County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
at Board of Commissioners Conference Room
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540

Click for October 18, 2023 Agenda

October 18, 2023 - Wednesday
6:00 PM
Regular Meeting: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
October 19, 2023 - Thursday
5:00 PM
Public Hearing: Gilmer County Planning Commission / Board of Land Use Appeals
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

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November 8, 2023 - Wednesday
9:00 AM
Work Session: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
November 9, 2023 - Thursday
6:00 PM
Regular Meeting: Board of Commissioners
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
November 16, 2023 - Thursday
5:00 PM
Public Hearing: Gilmer County Planning Commission / Board of Land Use Appeals
at Gilmer County Jury Assembly Room
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Click for November 16, 2023 Agenda

Daniel Laukka, Jr.
Director
Gilmer County Animal Shelter
4152 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30540

ADOPTION FEES
Dog Adoption Fee: $125
Cats Adoption Fee: $75

ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Spay and Neuter
Vaccinated for Rabies
Distemper and Parvovirus
Heartworm Check

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Tuesday – Saturday
1pm-4pm
Sunday, Monday, and all holidays
closed

The shelter also offers euthanasia for sick, injured, or dangerously aggressive animals.
The fee for this service is $25 per animal.

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Tammy Watkins
Chief Registrar
1 Broad Street, Suite 107
Ellijay, GA 30540

Elections take place regularly and we want you to be an active participant in the process.We promptly post important election dates here when they become available.

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Monday-Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
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Sandi Holden
Chief Financial Officer
706-515-2303

Clarice Melvin
Finance Assistant
706-515-2304

Lou Jean Bradburn
Accounts Payable
706-515-2306

The Finance Department provides accounting services for Gilmer County, including disbursement of funds, preparation of payroll, budget development and implementation, monitoring revenues and expenditures, periodic and annual reporting of County finances, facilitating the annual audit, the investment of funds, and accounting of County assets.

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Justin Heitman
Manager
455 Sunlight Road
Ellijay, Ga. 30540

CTAF 123.0:
AWOS 118.075 or WX info 706-276-4513
Elevation:
1486 ft.
– Lat. 34 37.69’N
– Long. 84 31.60’W
ATL Center Available on Ground:
Freq. 133.1 (Clearance Delivery)

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Gilmer County Airport (49A), Ellijay, GA is owned and operated by the Gilmer County government.
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Patrick Ho
Director
Gilmer County Human Resources
1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540
patrick.ho@gilmercounty-ga.gov

Sara Ingle 
HR Coordinator
single@gilmercounty-ga.gov

John Luna
HR Coordinator
john.luna@gilmercounty-ga.gov

2023 Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Friday, April 7 State Holiday
  • Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
  • Monday June 19 Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 10 Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24 State Holiday
  • Monday, December 25 Christmas Holiday
  • Tuesday, December 26 State Holiday

In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are-considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability, or any other protected group status.

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Jim Smith
Director
Gilmer County Planning & Zoning
1 Broad Street, Suite 002
Ellijay, GA 30540
jsmith@gilmercounty-ga.gov

Karen Henson
Assistant Director
khenson@gilmercounty-ga.gov

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Monday-Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

The Planning and Zoning office is charged with directing the growth of Gilmer County.
We strive to maintain our County’s rural character while actively pursuing a common vision that serves our residents, businesses, and visitors.

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Ryan Steingruber
Director of Public Works
Gilmer County Road Department
117 Brett Dickey Memorial Drive
Ellijay, GA 30536
rsteingruber@gilmercounty-ga.gov

Ronnie Chadwick
Superintendent
ronniechadwick@gilmercounty-ga.gov

With nearly 500 miles of County maintained roads in one of North Georgia’s largest and mountainous counties, the tasks of the Road Department are numerous and widespread, including mowing, clearing and chipping, drainage repair and maintenance, motor grading, re-surfacing, road widening, and new road construction.

The Gilmer County Road Department faithfully maintains and improves the County Road System on a regular basis, as well as serving on-call during inclement weather and emergency situations.

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Solid Waste & Recycling Convenience Centers

Info Line: 706-635-7696
We ONLY accept exact change at our convenience centers.
Convenience Center Attendants cannot issue change.

Tower Road Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage & recyclables. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

456 Tower Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-635-7696
Monday-Saturday
8am-4:30pm
Sunday
1pm-6pm


Gilmer County Tower Road Landfill Scale House
Accepts bulk items, construction and demolition waste.

456 Tower Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-635-7696
Monday-Saturday
8am-4:30pm
Sunday
closed


Cartecay Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage & recyclables. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

4154 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, Georgia 30536
706-276-7796
Monday-Saturday
8am-5:30pm


Coosawattee Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage & recyclables. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

1738 Highway 382 West
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-276-1876
Monday-Saturday
8am-5:30pm

Tails Creek Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage only. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

8611 Tails Creek
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-276-7793
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
8am-5:30pm


Whitepath Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage only. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.
197 Whitepath Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-273-7101
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
8am-5:30pm


Whitestone Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage only. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

674 N. Whitestone Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-273-7102
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
8am-5:30pm


Yukon Convenience Center
Accepts all household garbage only. We do not accept bulk items and construction or demolition waste.

5752 Yukon Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30536
706-276-7795
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
8am-5:30pm

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Jeff Vick
County Surveyor
288 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Gilmer County’s official land surveyor is a highly skilled professional who measures land areas and boundary lines for various purposes, such as construction, real estate, mapping, or legal documents.

Our land surveyor visits the property and uses sophisticated equipment, such as GPS, theodolites, and scanners to collect and record data.

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Gilmer County Board of Commissioners

County Clerk

The official custodian of records for all actions taken by the Board of Commissioners as well as point of contact for Bids & Open Records Requests.

Animal Shelter

Adopt a Pet
Drop Off an Animal
Neuter, Spay, or Chip

Elections & Voter Registration

Poll Worker Application
Voter Registration
Georgia ID Card
Absentee Voter Ballot
Online Voter Registration
& more

Finance & Accounting

Providing the Board of Commissioners, the departments of the County, and citizens with responsible financial management of County funds.

Fire & Rescue

Fire Suppression
EMS Services
Technical Water, Rope, and Crash Victim Rescue

Human Resources

Current Employment Opportunities
Holiday Schedule
& more

Gilmer Parks & Recreation

Planning & Zoning

Directing the growth of Gilmer County while striving to maintain its rural character.

Road Department & Public Works

List of County Roads
Mowing Schedule
Right-of-Way Maps
Maintenance Maps

County Surveyor

Measuring land areas and boundary lines for various purposes, such as construction, real estate, mapping, or legal documents.

Tax Commissioner

Search & Pay Taxes
Motor Vehicle Inquiry
Pay Insurance Fines
Title Tax
Tag Renewals
& more

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