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Closing of Short Term Rentals and Such Facilities

The White County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting on April 2nd to pass another emergency declaration. This declaration outlines the closing of short term rentals and other such facilities in White County.

These measures are placed in effect until April 13th. The document can be found below.

Emergency declaration placing restrictions on short term rentals and other such facilities in White County.

State of Emergency

The Board of Commissioners entered into an emergency meeting on 3/26/20. The board passed Resolution 2020-3 to declare a state of emergency and stop the spread of COVID-19. The resolution can be found below.

Resolution declaring a state of emergency in White County and protective ordinance to control the spread of COVID-19.
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. Learn how you can help prevent infectious viruses such as COVID-19 from spreading by reading the guide below.

2020 Census

Every one counts. Help us complete the 2020 census and secure the proper information necessary to affect change in Georgia. Visit the State of Georgia's Census page to learn more about this historic survey.

County Manager Finalist

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §50-14-1(a)(1), the White County Board of Commissioners, at a Called Meeting held March 12, 2020, have determined that Jason Lee Cobb is under consideration as the sole finalist for the position of White County Manager.

The White County Board of Commissioners will make its final decision to fill the position related to the candidate listed above at a Called Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Shanda Murphy, County Clerk, at (706) 865- 2235.

Short Term/Vacation Rentals Compliance

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

The White County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.
White County's 2019 Tax Digest and a 5 Year History of Levy Values
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

Upcoming Events


  • Monday, April 6, 2020 – Regular Meeting: Meeting Canceled