community-1-1600x294 Newcomer Information - Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Welcome! And congratulations on considering our community for relocation or retirement. We hope you will find the information below helpful in your transition. As always, do not hesitate to contact the Gilmer Chamber for any additional information you may need. You can also download and print our Quick Links page with important local phone numbers you may need.

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License/Registration

Driver’s License  
Industrial Boulevard, Blue Ridge
706-632-8468
www.dds.ga.gov

Tax Commissioner (Tag & Title)
1 Broad Street, Suite 105, Ellijay
706-635-4762
www.gilmercounty-ga.gov

Voter Registrar’s Office
1 Broad Street, Suite 107, Ellijay
706-635-4617
www.gilmercounty-ga.gov


Utilities

ELECTRIC

Amicalola EMC
150 Tabor Street, Ellijay
706-276-2362

Georgia Power Company
300 Industrial Boulevard, Ellijay
888-660-5890 (24 Hr. Customer Service)

NATURAL GAS
Consumers will need to call the Georgia Public Service Commission at 800-282-5813 for a list of approved marketers or visit the PSC website at www.psc.state.ga.us in order to select a natural gas provider.

Atlanta Gas Light Company
P.O. Box 4569, Atlanta 30302
800-427-5463

PROPANE
Propane gas is available through a number of local propane providers. A list of Chamber member providers can be found in our membership directory.

WATER/SEWER

Ellijay-Gilmer County Water/Sewer Authority
1023 Progress Road, Ellijay
706-276-2202

TELEPHONE

Ellijay Telephone Company
224 Dalton Street, Ellijay
706-276-2271

CABLE

ETC Cable
224 Dalton Street, Ellijay
706-276-2271

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Effective, Monday April 4th, 2011 the following convenience center sites shall be open for household and bagged garbage. A $1.00 fee shall be charged for a standard sized trash bag beginning Monday April 4th, 2011. Bulk trash can be taken to the Tower Road location for a charge by tonnage or to the Advanced Disposal transfer station on Progress Road. Inert and C&D (construction and demolition) waste can be taken to the Whitestone Valley landfill just south of the county line in Pickens County. If you have further questions, please contact 706-635-7696.

Open Monday through Saturday:
Landfill
456 Tower Road
706-635-7696

Cartecay
4154 Highway 52 East
706-276-7796

Coosawattee
1738 Highway 382 West
706-276-1876

Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday:
8611 Tails Creek
197 Whitepath Road
674 Whitestone Road
5752 Yukon Road

Operating hours:

All sites will operate from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Landfill (Tower Rd) will have additional hours on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Home pick up is also provided throughout the county by several private companies. A list of Chamber member providers can be found in our membership directory.


Other Gilmer County Services

Animal Shelter and Animal Control
Hwy 52, Ellijay
706-635-2166

Cooperative Extension Service
Progress Road, Suite A, Ellijay
706-635-4426
www.ugaextension.com/gilmer

Department of Public Health
28 Southside Church Street, Ellijay
706-635-4363

Environmental Health
1 Broad Street, Suite 003, Ellijay
706-635-6050
www.nghd.org

Library
Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay
706-635-4528

www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

Parks and Recreation
South Main Street, Ellijay
706-635-7700
www.gilmercounty-ga.gov

Transit-MATS
Gilmer Street, Ellijay
706-276-6287


Hospital

Piedmont Mountainside Emergency Services at Ellijay
1360 South Main Street, Ellijay
706-515-4000


Gilmer County Government

Assessor’s Office (Tax appraisal)
1 Broad Street, Suite 104, Ellijay
706-276-2742

Board of Commissionors 
1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay
706-635-4361

Gilmer County Fire/EMS – 911
Howard Simmons Road, Ellijay
(non-emergency 706-635-1333)

Sheriff’s Office - 911
1 Broad Street, Suite 103, Ellijay
(non-emergency 706-635-4162)

Tax Commissioner
1 Broad Street, Suite 105, Ellijay
706-635-4762
www.gilmercounty-ga.gov

City of Ellijay

City Hall
197 North Main Street, Ellijay
706-635-4711

Ellijay Police Department - 911
201 North Main Street, Ellijay
(non-emergency 706-635-7430)

Ellijay Fire Department – 911
201 North Main Street, Ellijay
(non-emergency 706-635-7430)

City of East Ellijay

City Hall
107 Oak Street,
East Ellijay
706-276-3111

East Ellijay Police - 911
107 Oak Street,
East Ellijay
(non-emergency 706-276-3111)

East Ellijay Fire Department - 911


Georgia State Government

Department of Labor (Blue Ridge)
1048 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge
706-632-2033

Department of Natural Resources
Hunting/fishing licenses, enforcement, state parks

Forestry Commission
(Burn Permits) 877-652-2876


U.S. Government

Federal Tax Information/Assistance
800-829-1040

Social Security Office – Blue Ridge 
205 Church Street, Blue Ridge
706-632-4839


U.S. Postal Service

www.usps.com

Cherry Log
300 Cherrylog Street, Cherrylog,
706-635-2705

Ellijay 
801 Industrial Parkway
706-635-4356

East Ellijay
230 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay
706-635-4234

Talking Rock
100 Antioch Church Road, Talking Rock
706-276-4197


TAX INFORMATION

Property Tax

Property tax is assessed at 40% of fair market value.

The County Board of Tax Assessors is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county. The county board of tax assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receive and review all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly. In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.

The tax assessor’s office maintains a wealth of information on their website at www.gilmerassessors.com.

Available Exemptions

There are a variety of exemptions available for property tax. The most common is the standard homestead exemption. Unique to Gilmer County, that many counties do not offer, is an exemption from school taxes for any individual 65 and older. For more information visit, www.qpublic.net/ga/gilmer/exemptions.html

Gilmer County Property taxes assessed in 2013 (Will vary for residents within the city limits of Ellijay)

Gilmer County Millage Rate: 8.144
School Millage Rate: 17.30
Total: 25.59

Sales Tax: Gilmer County sales tax is currently 7%. This consists of the 4% state tax and 3% county tax.
State Income Tax: Rates range from 1%-6% of taxable income. Income and deductions generally follow Federal regulations.