• Where do I go to pay my city water bill?

    You can pay your water bill in the Business Office on the ground floor of City Hall, located at 119 E. Hancock Street in Milledgeville. City Hall is located across the street from the United States Post Office.

    Business Office Services
    Direct Dial: 478 414-4010

  • Where does City Council meet?

    City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, located at 119 E. Hancock Street.

  • When does City Council meet?

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

  • 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 6:30 p.m. on the Government Access Channel 180 through Charter Cable. Reruns of the immediate past meeting are televised Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.

  • 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!

  • What are the hours that City Hall is open?

    City Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Business Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • What methods are in place to pay a water bill?

    The following options are available to pay your water bill:

    • New! Pay by phone by calling 833-271-0801 (Note: a $1.25 per transaction charge will apply)
    • In person at 119 E. Hancock Street in the Business Office
    • Via U. S. mail to Post Office Box 1900, Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-1900
    • Via drive-thru window, which is located on the right-hand side of City Hall, or the after hours drop box which is located beside the drive-thru window (please do not enclose cash!)
    • You may also pay online. You will need your account number and last amount paid.
  • 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 Business Office of  City Hall, located on the ground floor, 119 E. Hancock Street, Milledgeville.

    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 $75 deposit (total $100) 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Where do I pay my City property taxes?

    The following options are available to pay your property tax bill:

    • In person at the Business Office, located at 119 E. Hancock Street
    • Via U. S. mail to Post Office Box 1900, Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-1900
    • Via 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!)
    • You may also pay online
  • 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.

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

    Applications for an Occupation Tax License, aka Business License, are available in the Business Office located on the ground floor of City Hall or on our website under Frequent Forms. Once the application is complete, it must be taken to the Planning & Zoning Department, located in the Economic Development Center at 105 E. Hancock Street, for approval. Upon approval, the Business Office can calculate the fees for the license and accept payment of such fees.

    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.

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

    Applications for an Alcohol License are available in the Business Office located on the ground floor of City Hall or on our website under Frequent Forms. Once completed, return the form to the Business Office. Fees for alcohol 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

    Licence fees are paid at Business Office.  Applicants are required to obtain the following documents and approvals before an alcohol license is issued:

    • An Alcohol Background Check with Milledgeville Police Department. Once the results of the check have been received, the alcohol license application is presented to the Investigations Division of the Milledgeville Police Department for approval (may take 5 – 7 days).
    • The application must be presented to the Planning Zoning Director, City Marshal and Fire Chief for approvals. NOTE: The Planning & Zoning and Fire Departments will require site plans to review for new construction or remodeled buildings.

    Once all approvals are obtained, the application is presented for final approval to City Council during formal session. Upon approval, the alcohol license is prepared for pick up or mailing within two business days. The alcohol license must be posted in a conspicuous place at the named location. A valid alcohol license issued by the City of Milledgeville is required before making an application for a State License.

  • 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.