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Community Services

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1. Does the City of Watkinsville have their own local Police Department?

Yes. Their telephone number is 706-769-7891

2. How do I get my Community Event listed on the Web Site?

Email the City Clerk at jsanders@cityofwatkinsville.com or write out your event details and bring it to the City Hall.

Election Information

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1. Where do I Vote?

Advanced/Early voting is held at the Oconee County Board of Elections Office. Regular Election is held at your Oconee County Precinct location (see voter registration card or call the Oconee County Board of Elections Office at 706-769-3958).

2. Can I Be a Poll Worker?

Please contact the Oconee County Board of Elections Office at 706-769-3958.

Town Payments

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1. Does the City of Watkinsville accept credit cards for payment?

Yes. There is a 4% convenience fee for each transaction.

Schedule and Operation Hours

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1. What is the garbage pick up schedule?

See "Garbage brochure" under forms & permits

2. What is the City of Watkinsville Office Hours?

Watkinsville City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

3. Where is the Watkinsville City Hall located, and can I come by and ask questions?

Watkinsville City Hall is located at 191 VFW Drive. Yes, you are welcome to stop by the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

4. When is the Monthly Council Meeting?

Council meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Watkinsville City Hall.

5. NOTE:

CITY HALL CLOSES AT 12 NOON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH TO PREPARE FOR THE MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING.

6. Can I rent Harris Shoals Park Shelter(s)?

Yes. You may call 706-769-5161 to check the schedule; however, you must appear in person to complete paperwork and pay rental fees before reservation is placed on the calendar.

7. What is the leaf/limb pick up schedule?

See "Garbage brochure" under forms & permits

Tax Information

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1. Where do I pay my Tax Bill?

You pay your tax bill at the Oconee County Tax & Tag Office. Call 706-769-3917.

Monthly Agenda and Approved Minutes

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1. How can I receive the Monthly Agenda and Minutes?

It is listed on the website. It is posted at the City Hall. You can always stop by the City Hall and pick one up.

Town Ordinances

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1. How can I find out about a town ordinance?

City ordinances are posted on the website or call the City Clerk.

Public Records

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1. What is the City of Watkinsville’s Open Record Policy?

In accordance with O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(a), open records must be produced within 3 business days of the request if possible. If not, the response must be made within 3 business days as to when the records will be produced. We will receive written requests by delivery, email, or facsimile. Deliver to: 191 VFW Drive; Email to: jsanders@cityofwatkinsville.com; Fax to: 706-769-4760

Municpal Court

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1. Can I pay my ticket by phone?

No; however you can pay online at ticketfastpay.com with a 4% convenience fee added to your fine amount.