Clerk of Court
Planning and Zoning
Joint Development Authority
Northwest GA Regional Commission
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Government Funded?
Where do my Tax Dollars Go?
Who are the County Commissioners?
Where can I find Contact Information?
Where do I find regulations and codes?
When does the Board of Commissioners Meet?
Where does the Board of Commissioners meet?
Can I attend the meetings?
911 and Emergency Management
What is 911?
Why was the number 911 selected?
When do I call 911?
Should I call 911 any time I need to reach the Police Department, Fire Department, or EMS?
How do I reach these other departments for non-emergency issues?
Can anyone who works at 911 can find out my phone number or address?
Does this mean I can just dial 911 and say (for example), "I have a fire", and hang up?
What do I say when I call 911?
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Board of Elections
What are acceptable forms of ID for voting?
What if I do not have a picture ID?
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
How do I register to vote online?
What do I do if I have moved?
How can I get an absentee ballot?
How do I qualify to run for public office?
Where can I find candidate qualifying fees?
Where can I get information about my elected officials?
Building, Planning and Zoning
How do I find how my property is zoned?
How can I determine how my property can be used?
What are my building setbacks?
What is a variance?
Can I subdivide my property?
What is the process for plat approval?
How do I apply for a zoning district change?
How was I chosen for Jury Duty?
What happens when I report for jury duty?
How long will I serve?
What should I wear?
What if I have an emergency?
What types of cases will I hear?
Why do I have to change the batteries in my smoke detector when it hasn’t gone off?
How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detector?
Why does my CO (Carbon Monoxide) detector goes off for no apparent reason?
Why can't I burn my garbage in Whitfield County?
Can I burn yard debris and fallen tree limbs after a storm or high wind?
How can I obtain a burn permit?
What do I do in case of a fire in my home or business?
How many smoke detectors do I need?
Which Fire Station is closest to where I live?
How many Fire Stations does Whitfield County Have?
How can I become a firefighter?
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