Covid-19 Response

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Jackson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Crow signed an order March 18, 2020 declaring a Local Emergency due to the Coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak.  This falls in line with the Presidential and State actions taken declaring this event a national emergency and public health state of emergency. This action is being taken to allow the County to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible in its response to this emergency.  

Effective 5/1/2020 limited parts of the County Administration building are open again to the public with the exceptions as noted below. We are strongly encouraging the public to try to transact business by phone or online if all possible and if available.  Below is a listing of all county operations, how they can be contacted, if they may have modified their operations in any way in response to this event and if they provide certain services online or by phone.  All county information will be provided on the county website www.jacksoncountygov.com.

Essential functions such as Sheriff operations, E911, EMA, EMS, Senior Citizen meals, and Solid Waste transfer station and compactor sites will continue operations throughout this emergency.  Animal Control services will be provided on an emergency basis only.

Facility and Services Status (Last Updated 5/18/2020)

Function/Department

Operation Status & Contact & Services Information

Accounts Payable

OPEN but by appointment only to public. Call or visit website:
http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/237/Finance    706-367-6313

Addressing

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic.

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/257/Addressing    706-367-8914

Airport Operations

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/149/Airport    706-367-1493

Animal Control

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/156/Animal-Control    706-367-5480

Animal Shelter

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/156/Animal-Control    706-367-5480

Building Inspections & Permits

OPEN but by appointment only to public.. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/159/Building-Inspections     706-367-6338

Code Enforcement

OPEN but by appointment only to public.
http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/178/Code-Compliance    706-367-8935

Conceal Carry Permits

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/308/Probate-Court    706-387-6275

Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts Office is open by appointment only for title searchers, essential filings or emergencies per the Supreme Court Justice order thru 5/13 with social distancing restriction for in person traffic.  
https://www.jacksoncountygov.com/176/Clerk-of-Courts 706-387-6246 or 706-387-6255

Bus. License/ Occupational Taxes

OPEN but by appointment only to public. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/293/Occupational-Tax-Certificates-Business-L

706-367-5908

Elections & Voter Registration

OPEN but by appointment only to public. Registration Applications and Absentee Ballot Applications in the mail by request over the phone.

WWW.MVP.SOS.GA.GOV    706-367-6377

Environmental Health

Septic tank permits and restaurant inspections

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/523/Environmental-Health    706-367-3643

Extension Services & 4-H

OPEN but by appointment only to public. 

https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/jackson.html    706-367-6344

GIS & Mapping

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic.

Property Map Requests-> https://qpublic.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?App=JacksonCountyGA&Layer=Parcels&PageType=Search

General County Mapping: https://bit.ly/2Yb7YZV

911 Addressing: http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/257/Addressing    706-367-8914

General Mapping Requests: email: jlogan@jacksoncountygov.com    706-367-1877

Health Department

https://publichealthathens.com/wp/clinics/health-departments/jackson-county/
Commerce 706-335-3895 – Jefferson 706-367-5204

Historic Courthouse & Welcome Center

Opening back up 5/4/2020 with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. The Archive center will remain closed until further notice.

http://www.jacksoncountyhistoriccourthouse.com/    706-387-7685

Human Resources

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/276/Human-Resources  - 706-367-6316

Juvenile Court

Essential matters only involving delinquency and dependency. 706-387-6371

Keep Jackson County Beautiful

OPEN but by appointment only to public.

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/409/Keep-Jackson-County-Beautiful    706-367-5680

Magistrate Court

Open for filings. Civil Filings *** peachcourt.com     706-387-6246

Mental Health

https://www.advantagebhs.org/

Jefferson: (706) 367-5258

Commerce: (706) 335-5379

Probate Court

Effective Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Jackson County Probate Court will begin accepting applications for Weapons Carry Licenses (new and renewal) by appointment only. To ensure the safety of applicants and staff, we are not accepting walk-ins at this time. Please call 706-387-6275 to schedule an appointment.

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/308/Probate-Court    706-387-6275

Parks and Recreation

Jackson County Parks and Recreation facilities will reopen on Monday, May 18th.  This will include fields, restrooms, walking areas, playgrounds, as well as, some indoor facilities.  In conjunction with the Governor’s orders, all patrons must maintain social distancing and follow the guidelines issued by the CDC. JCPR staff will be sanitizing restrooms two times per day and the playgrounds once per day. 
There will be no organized games allowed at any of the playing fields until June 6th including scrimmages between teams practicing.  

http://www.jacksonrec.com/    706-367-6350

Property Appraisal

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/325/Property-Appraisal - 706-367-6330

Road Department

OPEN but by appointment only to public. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/336/Road    706-367-5288

Senior Center

Closed until further notice; meals are currently being delivered to seniors.   

kbranyon@jacksoncountygov.com 706-367-5101

State Court & Solicitor General

Please contact the Solicitor General’s office or the State Court Judge’s office concerning matters dealing with State Court criminal cases. The phone number for the State Court Judge’s office is 706-387-6346. The phone number for the Solicitor General’s office is 706-387-6331.

Superior Court

The Superior Court Judges will address individually assigned cases that they consider necessary and essential to handle. Superior Civil Filings *** peachcourt.com   706-387-6246

Tax Payment & Motor Vehicles

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. Observing additional safety precautions, the Tax Commissioner’s office hours will temporarily change. They will be open Tuesday-Friday from 9-5.  This time change will be in effect May 18 through June 15. After that they will return to regular scheduled hours. 

MOTOR VEHICLE WEBSITE: eservices.drives.ga.gov 706-367-6319

PROPERTY TAX WEBSITE: www.jacksoncountygatax.com 706-367-6319

Transit

Closed until further notice.
http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/363/Transit    706-367-5288

Trash/Solid Waste

Open for normal hours but with social distancing restriction for in person traffic. 

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/344/Solid-Waste    706-367-5253

Zoning

OPEN but by appointment only to public. Call or visit website:

http://www.jacksoncountygov.com/298/Planning-Zoning    706-367-5908

Jackson County Georgia Response Plan & Information

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