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Contact Commission Clerk Jennifer Rivera at 770-531-5713.
We are not affiliated with the school system.
The Chairman is Richard Higgins.
A permit is only required by Hall County if the yard fence will be over 7' high. The most important thing is to be sure that the fence is on your property and not your neighbor's. We recommend that you consult a surveyor if there is any question about your property line before installing a yard fence.
If you are stripping off old shingles to replace with new shingles or metal, no permit is required. However, if you replace decking or need to make structural changes, you will be required to get a permit. Please follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the installation of new shingles.
You do not need a permit for a retaining wall that is under 4' tall. However, if the wall is over 4', you will need to first get approval from Hall County Public Works. Once approved, you will then be able to obtain a building permit.
In Hall County, if the building is smaller than 144 square feet, it does not require a permit and can be 5' from the rear and side property lines. Storage buildings over 144 square feet must be permitted and must adhere to the setback requirements for your lot. If you plan to run electricity to a storage building, you will need to get a separate permit for that.
Hall County Building Inspections Department can retrieve permits in office if the permit is less than 10 years old. However, if you are not the original applicant or contractor that started the permit and/or you would like to have documentation or a copy of the permit you will be required to file an open records request. You may contact the Open Records Custodian by emailing email@example.com.
Contact the Office of the Secretary of State, Corporate Division at 404-656-2817 or apply online .
The application is available online at https://www.hallcounty.org/249/Elections or through your MVP page https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
Please print, fill out, sign and return you application to the Hall County Elections office by mail, fax or email.
Hall County ElectionsATT: Absentee BallotsPO BOX 1435Gainesville, Georgia 30503
By fax: 770-531-3931
By email: AB@hallcounty.org
No, we are currently accepting applications for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Yes, unless you are elderly and/or disabled. Those voters can submit one application at the beginning of an election cycle and indicate on their application that they are elderly and/or disabled. This will set them up to automatically receive ballots for all elections held during that particular year/cycle. Elderly and/or disabled voters, however, must turn in an application every year at the beginning of an election cycle.
Call the Hall County Elections Department at 770-531-6945 .
Voters will be required to stand six feet apart as a measure of social distancing, machines will be disinfected after each voter, hand sanitizer will be available as voters enter and exit the precincts, and the public will be encouraged to wear face masks.
Votes will not be readable when inserted into the inner envelope and placed in the return envelope (included with the absentee ballot). Voters can seal their return envelopes with tape, or return them in person to the Hall County Elections Office (2875 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville) should they wish to add an additional layer of security. There is also a convenient ballot drop box at this location, right across from the front door, with driver’s side access.
The applications are often separated once they reach the post office, meaning there could be delays with those living in the same household.
Peak voting hours appear to be from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. as well as 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 pm, and during the mid-day lunch hour. View the Voting Locations Map to find out where the voting precincts are located.
Yes. Sample Ballots are available through your county or municipal registrar's office, as well as the Secretary of State. Voters are authorized to carry a sample ballot or list of selected candidates with them to the polls to aid them in voting their ballot. You may not share the sample ballot or candidate list with other voters at the polls, but you may use it for your benefit.
No person may campaign (distribute literature of written or printed matter of any kind or wear campaign buttons, signs, pins, stickers, T-shirts, etc), circulate petitions, or perform similar activities within 150 feet of the building in which a polling place is located.
Yes. From October 1st - April 30th outdoor burning is allowed. Individuals MUST fill out the burn permit request form to receive a permit for residential burns. Land clearing operations require a different permit, and can be obtained by calling 770-531-6838.
Most areas of Hall County have an ISO rating of 2, 2x or 10. If you have additional questions, please call the administrative office at 770-531-6838.
A residential burn permit may be obtained by filling out the online application. For commercial burns -- otherwise known as "land clearing burns" -- please call (770) 531-6838.
You can find a full list of departments at the following link: https://www.hallcounty.org/1056/Departments
Yes, as long as they are adequately contained. Pens should be 50 feet from the property line.
No. HOA rules are not part of the county code, and we do not enforce them.
No. Hall County does not have a Property Maintenance Code.
Yes, provided it has current tag and registration.
A permit is not needed for a pre-fabricated accessory building that is 144 square-feet or less. They must be set back 5 feet from the property line.
No. A certificate of occupancy is required to live in a structure.
They cannot be in the public right-of-way. If they are on private property, they cannot obstruct views from the roadway.
Contact Hall County Environmental Health and they will investigate.
The zoning for each property is unique. Please refer to this zoning map for more information.
Bicentennial calendars are available at all three community centers as well as the Hall County Government Center.
There are two comprehensive options for researching residence location for registered sex offenders in Hall County.
You may also access the National Sex Offender Registry database.
Find more information about Dispossessory Proceedings from the Hall County Magistrate Court.
Once you have the writ you will then need to contact our office at 770-531-7090 to schedule the eviction. A fee of $25 will be billed to you for the eviction [this fee is set by state law, O.C.G.A. § 15-16-21 (b.)(12)].
A labor force of at least 2 people per bedroom for residential evictions is required. If you are aware that the house is "packed" (full of items) you should increase your labor force so that the eviction can be completed in 2 hours. We must know if any unhealthy conditions exist or may exist. Deputies do not assist in the physical removal of property.
The labor required for a business eviction will be determined on a case by case basis. We must know if any alcohol or cigarettes (for sale) are present (such as a bar or restaurant); flammables or hazardous materials; groceries; if the power has been turned off for a long time; if any unhealthy conditions exist or may exist. We also need to know generally what type of items will be found at the business, especially heavy or bulky items.
Our Civil Division handles the service of Temporary Protective Orders. The direct phone number is 770-531-7090. The Civil Division is located within the Hall County Courthouse on the ground floor.
Numerous Foreclosures Sales are listed in The Gainesville Times Legal Section.
Please note that the Sheriff’s Office has nothing to do with this type of sale. It is a "non-judicial" sale that is done by an agent for the various law firms or mortgage holders that advertise the property. Each agent can be located in the Commission Meeting Room on the second floor of the Hall County Government Center, located at 2875 Browns Bridge Road, conducting sales.
Just as is done with Sheriff’s Sales, these sales are also held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, unless that day falls on a national holiday and then it is held on the day following the 1st Tuesday of the month. The sales are held during the legal hours of sale set by state law (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
A Writ of Possession for Personal Property requires that the plaintiff file an "Election of Option" form with the Clerk of Court where the Writ of Possession was issued. This tells us whether to seize and sell the property or to turn the property over to the plaintiff or the plaintiff's agent after we seize the property.
If the Hall County Probate Court issues an Order to Apprehend, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division will handle this type of order. For more information call the Warrant Division at 770-531-6907.
Sheriff's Sales are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, unless that day falls on a national holiday and then it is held on the day following the 1st Tuesday of the month. We do not always have something to sell. You can check on Sheriff's Sales in The Gainesville Times.
When there is a sale, it is held in the Commission Meeting Room on the 2nd floor of the Hall County Government Center, located at 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. Sometimes a sale is held at a different location. If there is a different location, the complete address of the location where the sale will occur will be listed in the ad.
Unlike many retail stores, you can not return anything purchased at a Sheriff's Sale. Therefore all sales are final. You must pay with either cash or a cashier's check (official bank check). Unless you present a State of Georgia Sales Tax Exemption form at the time you make a purchase, you will be charged sales tax on all personal products. Sales tax on vehicles is based on where the purchaser lives, not the county where the vehicle is sold. There is no sales tax on real property (real estate).
Please see the Writ of Fieri Facias page for more information.
While most of these items in and of themselves are not illegal to possess, accumulation of these items, particularly in abundance or when purchased or kept together, are signs of clandestine methamphetamine production.
Investigators spend a great deal of time outside the office. This means calling for an appointment will be the most efficient manner to see the investigator who is assigned to your case in person. Also, please don't be discouraged if you receive his voice mail when you call; again, he is most likely in the field and will return your call as soon as possible.
There are also intelligence meetings among law enforcement agencies to compare the type of crimes occurring, how they occur and who is involved. This helps keep all agencies aware of the local criminals' activity; criminals do not obey jurisdictional lines between agencies. These are only a few of the steps that are taken during the course of an investigation, and of course the circumstances of each case will dictate what procedures will be effective.
No, your formal appeal cannot be accepted via email. However, you can appeal online via the qPublic GIS site. For more information on how to appeal electronically click here.
Important notice: Metered mail will not be accepted as proof of a timely appeal. Only the USPS cancellation stamp will be considered when determining if an appeal letter mailed has been filed on time.