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New Number for Animal Control

White County Animal Control has a new telephone number. They can now be reached at 706-219-7881.

Millage Rate

The White County Board of Commissioners wish to maintain the current millage rate of 10.75, however since the rollback rate is lower than the current millage rate – in order to maintain the same millage rate – state law requires the White County Board of Commissioners to advertise, announce a potential tax increase, and hold three (3) public hearings.

The White County Board of Commissioners works diligently to keep White County’s millage rate as low as possible while providing the necessary services to the ever-growing population and want to stress that their intent is to maintain the current millage rate of 10.75.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the County Administration Building, 1235 Helen Hwy. Cleveland, Georgia on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. and Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Notice of Property Tax Increase

The White County Board of Commissioners announces the intent to increase 2021 property taxes by 5.36% over the rollback millage rate.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the White County Administration Building located at 1235 Helen Hwy Cleveland, GA on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 26, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 10.750 mills, an increase of .547 mills over the rollback rate. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.203 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $180,000.00 is approximately $38.29 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $140,000.00 is approximately $30.63.

The millage rate will be voted on in a Called Meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4:45 p.m.

White County's Plan to mitigate hazards in our community.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2020.
image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

While the risk of Coronavirus or COVID-19 infection is relatively low, Georgia Officials are working hard to prevent the spread within the state.

Short Term/Vacation Rentals Compliance

The following document outlines steps to bring short term and vacation rentals into compliance with White County.

Approved budget summary for the White County Government for 2020 fiscal year.
Revised Land Use Regulations Effective 06/04/2019 - Including Short Term Rentals

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, White County will be charging fees for any changes in land use including zoning changes, variances, conditional use and special use permits. Fees will be in accordance with the following chart and will be due at application.
Official Land Use Map for White County Georgia - Adopted 2018 -Updated June 4, 2019

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