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.




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 in order to select a natural gas provider.

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




  • ETC Cable
    224 Dalton Street, Ellijay

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
  • Cartecay
    4154 Highway 52 East
  • Coosawattee
    1738 Highway 382 West

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


  • Piedmont Mountainside Emergency Services at Ellijay
    1360 South Main Street, Ellijay

Gilmer County Government

  • Assessor’s Office (Tax appraisal)
    1 Broad Street, Suite 104, Ellijay
  • Board of Commissionors 
    1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay
  • 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

City of Ellijay

  • City Hall
    197 North Main Street, Ellijay
  • 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
  • East Ellijay Police – 911
    107 Oak Street,
    East Ellijay
    (non-emergency 706-276-3111)
  • East Ellijay Fire Department – 911

Georgia State Government

U.S. Government

  • Federal Tax Information/Assistance
  • Social Security Office – Blue Ridge
    205 Church Street, Blue Ridge

U.S. Postal Service

  • Cherry Log
    300 Cherrylog Street, Cherrylog,
  • Ellijay
    801 Industrial Parkway
  • East Ellijay
    230 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay
  • Talking Rock
    100 Antioch Church Road, Talking Rock

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

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,

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

  • Gilmer County Millage Rate: 5.50
  • School Millage Rate: 11.099
  • Total: 16.599

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.