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The minimum square footage county-wide is 1,230 sf for a home, conventional or manufactured. The square footage in a subdivision may be more depending on the covenants for that community.
No. The minimum square footage for a modular or conventional home is 1,230 heated square feet.
The lot size requirement for ALL homes is based on the zoning of the property. This is the same whether you are building a house or placing a manufactured or modular home. Most of the county is zoned Agricultural, which does allow for mobile homes, but the only way to be certain about the zoning of property is to contact the County Planner. Agricultural zoning has a minimum lot size of four acres.
The Comprehensive Plan is the county's road map for the future. This official, living, county-wide public document provides long range policy direction for land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public facilities, and intergovernmental agreements along with its natural and cultural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and public officials by providing the framework for evaluating development proposals. Included in the Comprehensive Plan are strategies for program funding for all county departments.
Yes. Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at 404-968-0480.
You must get approval from the County Planner to be assigned an address. Generally, vacant property will not be approved for an address. Once this approval is given, you will go to the Map Room in the Tax Assessor's office to have the address assigned.
Septic tank permits are obtained through Environmental Health, which is located across from the Permit Office. You may contact them at 770-836-6781.
Open Records Request
All open records requests are submitted to our county clerk.
Saturday & Sunday (Including Established County Holidays) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carroll County Correctional Institution operates under the regulatory authority of the Georgia Department of Corrections. All Inmates are post-trial confinement. The jail is a pre-trial confinement facility usually housing those that have been arrested and awaiting trial.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles maintains a computerized information system that may be accessed from a touch-tone phone at 404-656-5651. The board may also be reached by clicking on this website: State Board of Pardons and Paroles
The Georgia Department of Corrections information desk may be reached at 404-656-4593 or to access their website click here: Department of Corrections
It’s easy to request a vote by mail ballot. A request for a vote by mail ballot is election specific. The application is only valid for one election, unless the voter is disabled or of advanced age. If a voter is unable to vote in person because of physical disability or is 75 years of age or older, they can mark the designated box on the absentee ballot application in order to receive a ballot for all elections for that year except in the case of a Presidential Preference Primary or any Special Election. In those cases, a separate and distinct application must be made for each election.
A new application must be submitted each year. Georgia does not have a permanent absentee voter status. Georgia Election Law O.C.G.A. 21-2-381(G)
Emergency management is a systematic approach to preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the impact of emergencies and disasters. It is important because it helps save lives, protect property, and ensure the well-being of communities during times of crisis.
Emergency preparedness means taking action to be ready for emergencies before they happen. The objective of emergency preparedness is to simplify decision-making during emergencies. The emergency preparedness process incorporates the means to rapidly identify, evaluate, and react to a wide spectrum of emergency conditions. Emergency plans are dynamic and are routinely reviewed and updated to reflect an ever-changing environment.
During severe weather events, stay informed through local news and weather alerts. Follow evacuation orders if issued, seek shelter in a sturdy building or storm cellar if necessary, and have an emergency kit with essential supplies ready. Listen to updates from local authorities and follow their instructions to stay safe.
A family emergency plan should include a communication strategy, an evacuation plan, a meeting place, and a list of emergency contacts. Ensure that all family members understand the plan, including what to do and where to go in various types of emergencies.
Businesses can enhance their emergency preparedness by conducting a risk assessment, creating a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), training employees in emergency procedures, establishing clear communication protocols, and regularly testing their emergency plans through drills and exercises. Collaborating with local emergency management agencies can also provide valuable resources and guidance.
Candles pose a fire hazard and must never be burned unattended. For safety reasons, battery-powered flashlights may be a better option. That said, candles are an inexpensive light source and are often readily accessible. If you decide to use candles, be sure to follow the necessary fire safety precautions. Keep lit candles in sturdy containers on level surfaces. If possible, place a glass shade over them.
Candles can be easily knocked over, so keep them out of the reach of children and pets, and away from anything that can burn. Extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to bed.
Never use unvented combustion appliances, such as barbecues, cook stoves, fondues, butane camping lanterns, propane or kerosene heaters, and lamps inside your house. They burn up available oxygen. They produce Co2 (carbon dioxide) and other combustion gases and fumes. Some produce huge quantities of colorless, odorless, and deadly carbon monoxide. Sterno cookers, fondues, and charcoal-burning devices are especially dangerous. Room ventilation won't get rid of fumes from unvented appliances. Use portable propane cook stoves, heaters, and lamps outside only. There is a very real risk of fire, explosion, asphyxiation, or poisoning from fumes.
Water quantityYou should have at least 1 gallon of water, per person, per day - for drinking, food preparation, personal hygiene, and dishwashing. So, for example, if you have three family members, you should have 3 gallons a day for at least a three-day period, for a total of 9 gallons. Record the date that you bottled or stored the water on the label. Replace stored water every six months and store-bought bottled water every year.
If you have pets or a service animal, don’t forget to store water for them. Your pet needs approximately 1 ounce of water per pound (of pet) per day. If your pet is 8 pounds, you'll need a cup a day. A one-gallon jug of water, per pet, would be sufficient for a week.
Water storageIf your local water is treated commercially by a water treatment utility, you do not have to treat the water before storing it. If your water comes from a public well or other public, non-treated system, follow instructions about water storage provided by your public health agency or water provider. Likewise, if your local water comes from a private well or other private source, consult with your local public health agency about recommendations regarding storage of water. Only your local public health agency should make recommendations about whether your local water can be safely stored, for how long, and how to treat it. In all cases, it is important to change and replace stored water at least every six months.
A boil water advisory is a public health recommendation or directive issued by local authorities or water utilities to inform residents and businesses that the tap water may be contaminated and should not be consumed or used for certain activities without first boiling it. The advisory is typically issued in response to concerns about the safety of the drinking water supply due to the presence of potentially harmful microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites), chemicals, or other contaminants.
Here's what a boil water advisory means and what you should do when one is in effect:
Boil water advisories are typically issued as a precautionary measure to protect public health. They are important to prevent the spread of waterborne illnesses that can occur when water quality is compromised. It's crucial to follow the advisory guidelines until it is officially lifted to ensure your safety and the safety of your community.
To create an emergency preparedness plan, start by identifying potential hazards in your area, establish a communication plan, assemble an emergency kit, and make sure everyone in your family knows what to do in different emergency scenarios. Check out the Build-a-Kit tab on the left hand column of our home page for more information.
A go-bag is an emergency kit that you can easily take with you if you need to leave your home. Make sure your go-bag is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffel bag, or suitcase with wheels. It should be in an easy-to-reach place, such as your front hall closet. If you have a large household, your go-bag could get heavy, so it's a good idea to separate some of these supplies into multiple backpacks. That way, your kit will be more portable, and each person can personalize their own go-bag emergency kit.
Through Georgia Forestry Commission by phone 1-877-652-2876 or their web site https://gatrees.org/fire-prevention-suppression/burn-permits/. If you are burning machine piled natural vegetation or conducting an area burn, please contact your local county office of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Local office 770-836-6715.
The State of Georgia no longer issues burn permits for the outdoor burning of hand piled natural vegetation/yard debris. Residents wishing to burn hand piled natural vegetation may do so without a burn permit from October 1st - April 30th during daylight hours. A summer outdoor burn ban from May 1st - September 30th restricts outdoor burning. It is unlawful to burn man-made material such as household garbage, lumber or plastic. For those residents wishing to burn woods, lands, marshes, cultivated or uncultivated areas you must obtain a permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission per Georgia Code Section 12-6-90. For more information on outdoor burning please visit the Georgia Forestry Commission Website.
It is a paid volunteer position, poll workers are paid for service. Election Day poll worker is a Per Diem position with Carroll County and does not include any benefits (for example: health insurance, paid sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays). The rates are : Poll Mangers - $210.00, Assistant Poll Manager - $170.00, and Clerks - $140.00. If a poll worker must leave during the Election Day due to illness or emergency, the pay will be prorated to the number of hours worked.
All poll workers must report to their assigned polling place by 6:00am on Election Day and remain on duty until the polls have closed and all paperwork is completed. The poll manager and one assistant manager must accompany ballots and memory cards back to the Carroll County Elections office after all the poll activities have been completed. All poll workers should anticipate a minimum 14 hour day, which may include a lot of standing or sitting in one position.
Yes, you have to work all day! Poll workers must be sworn in at the beginning of each Election Day. Once you have been sworn in at the polling place, you are not allowed to leave until all Election Day activities have been completed. If a poll worker must leave during the Election Day due to illness or emergency, their pay will be prorated to the number of hours worked.
All poll officers and poll workers shall be trained in all aspects of state and federal law applicable to conducting elections prior to each election. No poll officer or poll worker shall serve at any election unless they have received training.
Those who complete training but then do not work, for any reason on Election Day, will not receive pay.
Your Poll Manager will contact you with dates and times of training classes.
Yes. Regardless of how many times a person as worked as a poll worker, all poll workers are required by law to receive training before each election.
No. Poll workers are required to vote prior to Election Day if they are not working their home precinct should either vote early in person up to 21 days before the election at the Elections Office or absentee by mail up to 45 days prior to the election. Please visit the Early Voting or Absentee by Mail sections of Elections webpage for additional information, including forms, for absentee by mail voting.
No. Some precinct workers bring potluck while others bring their own food and snacks. The Poll Manager should coordinate with all poll officials about the issue of food. Election day poll workers are not allowed to leave the precinct to get food, please plan accordingly.
Poll workers are required to follow the smoking policy of each polling place facility. Some polling place facilities do not allow smoking on the premises. Any scheduled breaks are determined by the Poll Manager.
Carroll County Payroll issues checks by mail on a bi-weekly schedule. Please allow three weeks from the election date for mail delivery. If you do not receive your paycheck within three weeks, contact Carroll County Payroll and not the Elections office.
Voters may opt for a nonpartisan ballot. Nonpartisan refers to the office or a candidate, not the voter. The nonpartisan ballot will only include the nonpartisan races. You may view your sample nonpartisan ballot at My Voter Page.
PR - Your name could not be found on the list of voters where you went to vote. This usually happens because you did not register by the voter registration deadline or you moved and did not update your address by the voter registration deadline. OP - You go to the wrong polling place to vote. Between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, if you are at the wrong Carroll County polling place you are required to go to your assigned polling place. After 6:00 pm if you are at the wrong Carroll County polling place you will be offered a provisional ballot. If you vote at the wrong Carroll County polling place your ballot will only be partially counted for the races in which you are eligible to vote. PI - You do not have one of the acceptable forms of Photo ID. For your provisional ballot to count, provide ID as directed on your Provisional Ballot Pin Code Receipt. Acceptable forms of ID are provided to you at the time you cast a provisional ballot. EH - A court ordered polling place to stay open late, and you voted during this time. When a court issues an order like this, all voters who vote during extended hours must vote a provisional ballot. As long as the court order is upheld, your provisional ballot will count. CH - Your right to vote was challenged by another elector at the polling place. You will be provided instructions by a poll worker to resolve the challenge. Other reasons for voting provisional ballots: * Official records show the voter received an absentee ballot for this election or voted in person in this election; however, if the voter believes this is an error and poll officials can't reach the Elections Office for immediate resolution, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. * Voter is at the correct precinct however, disputes district assignment and poll officials can't reach the Elections Office for immediate resolution. You will be issued a provisional ballot for the district you believe you should be assigned to. The Elections Office shall examine the information contained on such documents provided by the provisional voter and make a good faith effort to determine whether the person casting the provisional ballot was entitled to vote in the primary, election, or district.
Residence address: 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118Mailing address: P.O. Box # assigned to you by UWG Mail Services, Carrollton, GA 30118.
If you do not include your mailing address you will not receive your precinct card mailed to you from the Georgia Secretary of State nor will you be able to receive important correspondence from the elections office. University Mail Service will not deliver mail on campus without a Post Office box number.
Do not send your absentee request to the Carroll County office unless you are registered to vote in Carroll County.