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Some of the services listed below may require the participation of one or more offices or agencies. Click on the link in the right column for more information.

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911 Address Verify that 911 has your current address E-911
911 Address Receive a 911 address 911 Mapping & Verification
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Absentee Ballots Vote by absentee ballot Registrar
Accounts Payable/Receivables Inquire into the status of a payment Commissioners' Office
Adoptions (Child) Record an adoption Clerk of Court
Animal Adoptions Adopt an animal (thru Friends of the Habersham County Animal Shelter) Animal Care and Control
Animal Bite Investigations Report an animal bite Environmental Health
Animal Care Learn how to care for your pet (thru Friends of the Habersham County Animal Shelter) Animal Care and Control
Animal Complaints Report problems with stray or bothersome animals Animal Care and Control
Animal Foster Home Place an animal in a foster home (thru Pet Partners) Animal Care and Control
Animal Licenses Get a license for an animal City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
Animal Shelter Donations Donate to the Animal Shelter (PO Box 1442, Clarkesville GA 30523)(thru Friends of the Habersham County Animal Shelter) Animal Care and Control
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Bad Check Claims Collect on a bad check Magistrate Court
Birth Certificates Get a copy of or change a birth certificate Probate Judge
Book Check-out/Return Borrow a book from or return a book to the library Clarkesville Library
Cornelia Library
Book Sales Buy a used book Clarkesville Library
Cornelia Library
Building Inspections Call for inspections at various stages of building or renovating Building & Planning
City of Baldwin
City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
City of Demorest
Building Permits Apply for a permit to build or renovate Building & Planning
Cities (all)
Business Licenses Get a license to operate a business Cities (all)
Planning Department
Business Name Registration Register a business name Clerk of Court
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Children with Special Needs Referrals Get a referral for a special-needs child Health Department
Commercial Site Approvals Get the approval for a commercial site Environmental Health
Computer/Internet Use Surf the web or type a letter using a public-access computer Clarkesville Library
Computer/Internet Use Surf the web or type a letter using a public-access computer Cornelia Library
Conditional Use Permits Apply for a permit for conditional variance on property Building & Planning
Conservation Use Value Apply for a ten-year covenant on agricultural property Tax Assessors
Crime Assistance Report a crime or possible crime (Emergency or crime in progress, dial 911; non-emergency or to talk with an officer, dial 706-778-3911) E-911
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Death Certificates Get a copy of a death certificate issued in Habersham County Probate Judge
Deeds Record or get a copy of a deed Clerk of Court
Dental Care Get dental care for children and adolescents Health Department
Dispossessories Start eviction proceedings Magistrate Court
Drug Addiction Counseling Drug addiction counseling for youths and adults (fees based on ability to pay)
Crisis Line: 1-800-347-5827
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
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Emergencies Call for help in emergencies (not intended for time or weather reports) (Dial 911) E-911
Employment Apply for a job Commissioners' Office
Cities (all)
Environmental Complaints Report possible environmental hazards Building & Planning
Environmental Health-related Complaints Report an environmental hazard Environmental Health
Erosion & Sediment Control Learn how to control erosion on your property Building & Planning
Explosives Permits Apply for a permit to buy and use explosives (must be willing to be fingerprinted) Tax Commissioner
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Fire Incident Reports Request a copy of a fire incident report Fire Chief
Fire Safety Inspection Request a safety inspection of a wood-burning heater Fire Chief
Flood Plain Control Make sure your property or building is not in a flood zone Building & Planning
Food Service Inspections Ask for an inspection of a restaurant, school cafeteria, catering, fair or carnival Environmental Health
Food Service Permits Get a permit to operate a restaurant City of Clarkesville
Foreclosures Repossess property from loan defaulters (must have written contract) Magistrate Court
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Garbage Disposal Dispose of household garbage Landfill
Garbage Pickup (Residential) Arrange to have residential trash/garbage picked up Town of Alto
City of Baldwin
City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
City of Demorest
Town of Mt. Airy
Garbage Pickup (Commercial) Arrange to have commercial trash/garbage picked up City of Baldwin
City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
City of Demorest
Garnishments Garnish a defaulter's wages (must have judgment from a court) Magistrate Court
Gun Permits Apply for a permit to carry a gun (must be willing to be fingerprinted) Probate Judge
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Health Education/Food Service Training Food service providers can request health education or food service training for their employees Environmental Health
Homestead Exemptions Apply for a property tax break (only homeowners who live on their own property) Tax Assessors
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Immunizations Get an immunization shot (child or adult) Health Department
Indigent Criminal Defense Apply for criminal defense (must qualify) Public Defender
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Jury Duty Report for jury duty or call for information Clerk of Court
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Land Use Check the zoning of your land Building & Planning
Leaves, Yard Clippings, Tree Limbs Disposal Arrange for the disposal or pickup of leaves, yard clippings, and tree limbs City of Baldwin
City of Cornelia
Littering Reports Report littering and ask for a cleanup Sheriff
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Mental Health Various services for youths and adults with mental health needs (fees based on ability to pay)
Crisis Line: 1-800-347-5827
Mental Health
Mental Retardation Various community, employment and support services for individuals with mental retardation and their families
Crisis Line: 1-800-347-5827
Mental Health
Mobile Home Decals/Titles Title a mobile home or pay mobile home taxes and get a decal Tax Commissioner
Mobile Home Relocation Permits Get a permit to move a mobile home Tax Commissioner
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Plats Record or get a copy of a plat Clerk of Court
Preferential Assessment Apply for a ten-year covenant on agricultural property (not the same as Conservation Use) Tax Assessors
Preschool activities The libraries entertain preschoolers with a story. Clarkesville Library
Cornelia Library
Probation Comply with court-ordered probation in adult felony cases (not misdemeanors). Probation Office
Probation Violation Complaints Notify the proper authorities about possible violations of probation or criminal activity on the part of adult felony probationers. Probation Office
Property Assessments Check the fair market value of a property or notify of changes to property Tax Assessors
Property Tax Payments Pay real or personal property taxes Tax Commissioner
Cities (all)
Property Tax Return Declare changes to property from previous year or dispute property value (Jan 1-Apr 1) Tax Assessors
Property Value Appeals Appeal the value of your property (must receive an assessment notice) Tax Assessors
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Rabies Shots Have your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies Animal Care and Control
Recording Intangible Registration Register all loans that will last more than three years, and pay registration fee Clerk of Court
Recording Intangible Tax Pay the recording intangible tax for all loans that will last more than three years Tax Commissioner
Recreation Get information about recreational opportunities, including parks, pools, walking trails and tennis courts Parks & Recreation
Town of Alto
City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
City of Demorest
Recycling Recycle garbage Landfill
Redistrict Changes Apply for a zoning change on property Building & Planning
Restraining Orders Get a restraining order Superior Court Judge
Road Information Ask the status of a road repair or paving project Road Dept/Maintenance Shop
Road Maintenance Report road hazards or problems Road Dept/Maintenance Shop
Road Signs Report missing or mutilated road signs Road Dept/Maintenance Shop
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Septic Tank Inspections and Permits Get a septic tank permit and have the system inspected Environmental Health
Sign Permits Get a permit for a sign City of Clarkesville
Small Claims Court Settle small claims ($15,000 or less) Magistrate Court
Speeding Tickets Pay speeding tickets Clerk of Court
Sports Leagues Get information about the basketball, football or soccer leagues Parks & Recreation
Stray/unwanted Animals Arrange for pickup of strays (outside cities) or take unwanted dogs to Animal Shelter Animal Care and Control
Subdivision Lot Approvals Contractors--have subdivision lots approved Environmental Health
Subdivision Reviews and Approvals Have a new subdivision reviewed and approved Environmental Health
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Tax Maps Check the tax maps or get your own set Tax Assessors
Timber Tax Payments Pay taxes on cut timber Tax Commissioner
Tourist Accommodation Inspections Have a hotel/motel or other tourist accommodation inspected Environmental Health
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Utility Facility Permit Apply for a permit to put a utility underground Building & Planning
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Variances Ask for a change in zoning for your property Building & Planning
Vehicle Tags/Titles Title and/or register vehicles and get license plates Tax Commissioner
Voter Registration Register to vote Registrar
Cities (all)
Voting Vote during an election Registrar
Cities (all)
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Warrants Apply for a warrant (except restraining orders) Magistrate Court
Water and Sewer Service Apply to receive water and sewer service or pay bill (NOTE: All cities have water service, but not all have sewer service; the county Water Authority currently does not offer sewer service) Water Authority
Cities (all)
Well Inspections Have a well inspected Environmental Health
Well Water Sampling Have well water tested Environmental Health
Well-child Checkups Have a child checked before problems occur Health Department
WIC Nutrition Program Apply for WIC benefits (income-qualified, nutritionally high-risk pregnant women or children up to age 5) Health Department
Wills Probate or get a copy of a will Probate Judge
Women's Health Needs Call for a complete checkup with emphasis on women's health needs Health Department
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Yard Sale Permits Get a permit to hold a yard sale City of Clarkesville
City of Cornelia
City of Demorest

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