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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Where do I go to pay my city water bill?
2. When does City Council meet?

3. I would like to attend a council meeting but my schedule will not permit.  How can I see my government in action?

4. I understand the City of Milledgeville has parks and recreation centers which can be rented. How do I go about renting one of the parks available?

5. What are the hours that City Hall is open?

6. What methods are in place to pay a water bill?

7. I am a new resident to the City of Milledgeville and need new water service.  What steps should I follow?

8. I am a new water customer with the City of Milledgeville.  When can I expect my first bill?

9. What happens to my $50 deposit if I discontinue my water service with the City of Milledgeville?

10. If I live in the City of Milledgeville, do I pay City and County property taxes?

11. Where do I pay my City property taxes?

12. I have an escrow account.  Does the City send property tax bills to my mortgage company?

13. I would like to begin a business in the City of Milledgeville.  How do I go about that and what is the fee?

14. I would like to sell Alcoholic Beverages in my business.  How do I go about that and what are the fees?

15. How could I learn about current position openings with the City of Milledgeville and where do I apply?

16. After I apply for water service, when will I receive a garbage can?

17.  Who is my garbage service provider?
18.  How am I billed for garbage pickup?
19.  Is there a number I can call to inquire about missed pickups?
20.  I am disabled and cannot bring my garbage container to the street.  Is there assistance for that type circumstance?
21.  How can I view or pay my city property taxes? 



1. Where do I go to pay my city water bill?

A. You can pay your water bill in the Finance Department of City Hall, located at 115 E. Hancock Street in Milledgeville. The City Hall is located across the street from the United States Post Office. Patti Rushin Customer Service Manager Licensing, Taxes & Water Billing City of Milledgeville Direct Dial: 478 414-4006

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2. When does City Council meet?

City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30PM..

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3. I would like to attend a council meeting but my schedule will not permit.  How can I see my government in action?

The council meetings are televised on the evening of the meeting beginning at 6:30PM. on the Government Access Channel 4 through Charter Cable. Reruns of the immediate past meeting are televised Monday through Friday at 6:30PM.

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4. I understand the City of Milledgeville has parks and recreation centers which can be rented. How do I go about renting one of the parks available?

The parks may be rented by calling the City Manager's Office at 478 414-4092.  Click here for the Application!

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5. What are the hours that City Hall is open?

City Hall opens at 8:00AM and closes at 5:00PM except for Finance Department which opens at 8:00AM and closes at 4:30PM.

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6. What methods are in place to pay a water bill?

The following options are available to pay your water bill: In person at 119 E. Hancock Street, Via U. S. mail to Post Office Box 1900, Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-1900, Our drive-thru window is located on the right-hand side of City Hall, or our after hours drop box which is located beside the drive-thru window (please do not enclose cash!)  You may also visit our web site, www.milledgevillega.us. You will need your account number and last amount paid.

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7. I am a new resident to the City of Milledgeville and need new water service. What steps should I follow?

Applications for new water service, both residential and commercial, are available in the Finance Department of  the City Hall, located on the ground floor, 119 E. Hancock Street, Milledgeville. Click here for the application. The City of Milledgeville offers next business day water service.  The following items are required for new Residential service: Current driver's license or picture identification, positive verification of Social Security number and/or document with social security number imprinted.  We will also accept a Tax Identification Number.   If you are not a homeowner, but are renting, you we will need your dated and signed lease specifying your exact address. A non-refundable $25 activation fee is required as well as a $50 deposit (total $75) for all residential connections.  All previous balances must be satisfied before service is provided.

Commercial water connections require the same information as residential connections and the same application is used.  A $25 activation fee along with a $100 deposit is required.

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8. I am a new water customer with the City of Milledgeville.  When can I expect my first bill?

A new customer must use water for approximately 30 days before the City can read the meter; (Example: Sign up for water on 10/15, meter is read on 30 day cycle on 11/15, bill is generated and sent to customer on 11/30 with a 12/15 due date). The City of Milledgeville bills one month in arrears, therefore, the customer always pays one month behind. The City of Milledgeville mails water utility bills each month on the last working day of the month. Customers can expect bills to arrive no later than the 2nd or 3rd of each month.

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9. What happens to my deposit if I discontinue my water service with the City of Milledgeville?

Since the City of Milledgeville bills one month in arrears, your deposit will apply to the last month (or portion of month) that you resided at that location. When the customer disconnects, the City will obtain a forwarding address. The deposit will apply to the final bill and either a final bill (after deposit has applied) or a check will be mailed to customer.

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10. If I live in the City of Milledgeville, do I pay both City and County property taxes?

Yes.  Typically, County bills are released shortly before City bills are released; however, the City bills are marked “City Property Tax Bill.”


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11. Where do I pay my City property taxes?

The following options are available to pay your property tax bill: In person by at 119 E. Hancock Street, Via U. S. mail to Post Office Box 1900, Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-1900, our drive-thru window which is located on the right-hand side of City Hall, or after hours, at the drop box which is located beside the drive-thru window (please do not enclose cash!)

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12. I have an escrow account.  Does the City send property tax bills to my mortgage company?

No. The City mails bills to the property owner at the address provided rather than mortgage companies; however, we do provide mortgage companies with bill information upon request.  If you have an escrow account, please forward your bill to your mortgage company and follow-up with the City for payment verification

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13. I would like to begin a business in the City of Milledgeville.  How do I go about that and what is the fee?

Applications are available in the Finance Department located on the ground floor of City Hall. Procedure is as follows: Obtain Application either in person or by downloading form from our web site (FORMS tab).   Complete Application and bring to Finance Department.  Take completed Application to Zoning Department (building adjacent to City Hall) for approval.  When approved bring back to Finance Department for calculation of fee and payment.  License Fees are based on gross receipts of business. New businesses must project their gross receipts for first year, or portion thereof) into ranges which are listed along with the Application. Renewal notices are sent for ensuing years with fees then based on previous year's actual gross receipts.

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14. I would like to sell Alcoholic Beverages in my business. How do I go about that and what are the fees?

Applications are available in the Finance Department located on the ground floor of City Hall. Procedure is as follows: Obtain Application either in person or by downloading form from Online Forms Complete Application and bring to Finance Department Fees for Licenses are as follows:

Non-Refundable Application Fee of $100
RETAIL (Packaged to Go)                       CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES
Beer $300                                            Beer $300
Wine $300                                           Wine $300
Liquor $3,025                                       Liquor $2,000
Sunday Sales $400

Fees are paid at Finance Department.  Applicant applies for Alcohol Background Check with Milledgeville Police Department.  Once returned, Application is presented to Investigations Division of Milledgeville Police Department for approval (may take 5 – 7 days) NOTE: Zoning and Fire Departments will require plans for new construction or remodeled buildings. Application is subsequently presented to Zoning, City Marshal and Fire Departments for approvals Once all approvals are obtained, Application is presented for approval to City Council during formal session. Upon  approval, License is prepared for pick up or mailing within 2 business days after approval. City License is required before making application for State License and must be posted in a conspicuous place at the named location.

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15. The Human Resources Department is located on the Main floor of City Hall; however, all applications are submitted through the Georgia Department of Labor which is located at 156 Roberson Mill Road, Milledgeville, GA 31061


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16.  After I apply for water service, when will I receive a garbage can?

This office notifies the contracted solid waste provider for the City of new service on a daily basis.  You should receive a garbage can within 5 - 7 days of the date of your application.

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17.  Who is my garbage service provider?

If you live within the corporate limits of the City of Milledgeville, your garbage service provider is Advanced Waste Disposal.

If you live outside the corporate limits of the City of Milledgeville, but have city water and sewer services, your garbage service is contracted through Baldwin County to Advanced Waste Disposal.

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18.  How am I billed for garbage pickup?

City of Milledgeville residents are billed on their monthly water and sewer bill.  Baldwin County residents who receive City water and sewer services are also billed on the water bill they receive from the City each month.

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19.  Is there a number I can call to inquire about missed pickups?

Yes.  478 453-4435.

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20.  I am disabled and cannot bring my garbage container to the street.  Is there assistance for that type circumstance?

Yes.  You can obtain a signed doctor’s certificate and provide the certificate to this office by bringing it to us or faxing it to 478 414-4011.  We will provide the solid waste disposal contractor with the document and a decision will then be made as to your special needs.  Every effort will be made to accommodate you.

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21.  How can I view or pay my city property taxes?

City taxes are now available on our city web site for viewing and/or payment.  Go to our web site, www.milledgevillega.us, select the PAY ONLINE tab and select the PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE.   We accept MasterCard or VISA, only and the site will allow you to print a receipt, once your payment is validated.