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Official Public Notices and Announcements for Stephens County Commissioners

Free Mask Giveaways Drive Thru

September 15, 2020

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Notice of Property tax increase

August 4, 2020

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by .82 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held by Teleconference due to COVID-19 on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.   

 

Time of additional public hearings on this tax increase will be held by Teleconference on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

 

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 14.91 mills, an increase of .12 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 14.79 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000.00 is approximately $6.00 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $75,000.00 is approximately $3.60.

 

The final adoption will be Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. by Teleconference.

The number to call for the public hearings and final adoption is

TELECONFERENCE #

(425)436-6345

ACCESS NUMBER: 585174#

 

 

Ordinance Violation Complaint

September 9, 2020

If you have an ordinance violation complaint within the unincorporated area of Stephens County, please see below the contacts for making that complaint formal.

Chief Marshal – Tony Addison  -  706-244-3524

Marshal  -  Lance Brawner  -  706-491-3801

Administrator – Phyllis Ayers  -  706-491-0883

Office of the Commissioners  -  706-886-9491

Office of the Sheriff  -  706-886-2525

Dispatch  -  Non-emergency  - 706-779-3911

 

Outside of working hours please call dispatch by dialing the non-emergency number  -  706-779-3911

For all emergencies dial 911

Commissioners to Meet Remotely Friday, July 31, to Adopt Millage Rate

July 15, 2020

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will set the tax millage rate at a teleconference meeting  Friday, July 31, at 9:00 a.m. The number to call  for the hearing and final adoption is 425- 436-6345 and the  access number is: 585174.

Pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32 the commissioners ordered published in the county legal organ the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

DOWNLOAD PDF OF TAX
DIGEST AND LEVY HISTORY

 

Recycle Program

August 6, 2020

The City of Toccoa will partner with Stephens County Government to bring back a recycle program to offer the residents of Stephens County.

Beginning Monday August 10, 2020 you will once again be able to recycle at 2 of the convenience center locations.

White Pines and County Farm Road will be open for recycling of aluminum cans, magazines and newsprint, plastic #1 and #2 only, metal cans and cardboard.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this program.

For more information please call Stephens County Public Works at 706-886-2412 or Stephens County Board of Commissioners at 706-886-9491.

2009 and 2014 SPLOST Expenditures Reported by County Commissioners

March 18, 2020

Stephens County has released its annual report on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The report allows tax payers to see how funding coming from the 2009 and 2014 SPLOST programs have been planned for and used to date by the county.
Download Report of 2009 SPLOST Issue
Download Report of 2014 SPLOST Issue

Stephens County has released its annual report on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The report allows tax payers to see how funding coming from the 2009 and 2014 SPLOST programs have been planned for and used to date by the county.

Download Report of 2009 SPLOST Issue

Download Report of 2014 SPLOST Issue

Stephens County Comissioners Make Public 2019 Fiscal Year Financial Report

February 21, 2020

The Stephens County Commissioners have made public the 2019 Fiscal Year Financial Reports. These government-wide financial statements include not only Stephens County itself, but also the Stephens County Health Department, Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library, Stephens County Development Authority and Stephens County Hospital.
Click here to see the FY 2019 Financial Report

Resolution Declares Stephens County
A Second Ammendment Sanctuary

February 5, 2020

The Stephens County Commissioners have declared the county to be a Second Amendment sanctuary to block enforcement of proposed gun laws that they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution. This declaration affirms support for the Stephens County Sheriff's policy not to enforce any unconstitutional firearms law.

Click here to download the Resolution

United States Census 2020

October 29, 2019

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