The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to provide staff support to the City of Elberton's elected officials, maintain the municipality's official records, and provide accurate and timely access to records for the public.
This office has many responsibilities which include:
The city code of ordinances and charter are the primary government documents and laws of the City of Elberton. The Code of Ordinances is a compilation of laws adopted by City Council. The City Charter defines powers given to the city government by the State of Georgia and how the City is structured and operated.
For any official documents, please contact Elberton City Clerk Cindy Churney at (706) 213-3105.
Welcome to Elberton! Below you will find a checklist of the necessary requirements to obtain an Occupational Tax License, sometimes referred to as a Business License, for the City of Elberton. Licenses expire on March 31 of each year. Renewals are due January 1 – March 31 of each year. Types of licenses:
Businesses interested in retail sales and/or on-premises consumption of beer/malt beverages, wine, and/or distilled spirits are required to obtain an alcoholic beverage license through the City of Elberton. All licenses will be reviewed by the City Council during a regular meeting. Upon approval by the City Council, the city license will be issued, and the process may begin for receiving a license from the state of Georgia. Please account for these multiple approval steps in your overall schedule. Licenses for alcoholic beverage expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewable at the option of the Mayor and Council of the City of Elberton. Renewals are due October 15 – November 15 of each year.
The requirements, process, and fees are outlined in the Alcoholic Beverage License Information Application Packet.
An Ordinance was established to regulate licensing for peddlers, solicitors, transient merchants, and mobile vendors within the corporate limits of Elberton. Applications for Peddlers licenses shall be made at least 14 days prior to conducting business. Types of peddlers permits:
The Planning Commission is made up of five local residents. The Commission is tasked with guiding the community through future growth and development in a positive direction. The Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall, if there is an application to consider.HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The Historic Preservation Commission is made up of five local residents and/or business owners. The Commission is tasked with assisting in the preservation of historical structures located in the corporate limits of Elberton. The Commission considers requests and issues a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) prior to work being started. The Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, if there is an application to consider.
Commercial, Residential, and Design Guidelines :
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(a)(1), the following qualifying fees were set by the City of Elberton Mayor and Council on January 9, 2023:
Council Member Ward Two - $419.59
Council Member Ward Three - $419.59
Qualifying for offices listed above will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21 and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 at 203 Elbert Street, Elberton, Georgia. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. This Election will be conducted under the rules of the Georgia Election Code as amended.
Forms for Candidates: