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Banks County
Administrative Office 

150 Hudson Ridge 
Suite 1
Homer, Georgia  30547


(706)677-6800
 
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:00am - 5:00pm

Erlene Stowe
Receptionist/Business License Clerk
 
Erin Decker
Assistant County Clerk/Accounts Payable


Arlene Ivey
Human Resource Officer


Jenni Gailey
County Clerk


Randy Failyer
Finance Officer


Brianna Helton
Staff Assistant

 
 
Banks County
Administrative Office



Your Banks County Government staff is ready to assist you.   Everyday we are available to assist residents and local businesses with any government service needs or questions that may arise.  You are why we are here!

Hours: 
  
 The Banks County Government Offices are open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Holidays: 

Government offices will be closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day 
Presidents’ Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day following
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day following
If the holiday falls on Saturday, the offices will be closed on Friday.  If the holiday falls on Sunday, the offices will be closed on Monday.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a business license?
New business license applications and renewals are handled through the Planning and Development office at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 4, Homer, GA 30547. The office telephone number is 706-677-4272.

How do I set up new water service, or transfer my service to a new location? For new water service you will need to apply at the Water Department Billing Office, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 5, Homer, GA 30547. There is a $100.00 deposit for all new water service accounts. Additional fees may apply. For further information, please contact the Water Department Billing Office at 706-677-2261.

How do I report a water emergency?
Between 7:30AM and 4:00PM, please contact the Water Department Maintenance Office at 706-677-2261. After hours, on weekends and holidays, water emergencies can be reported by calling 706-677-1234.

How do I transfer an automobile tag?
Automobile tags are handled by the Banks County Tax Commissioner at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547. The Tax Commissioner's office can be reached at 706-677-6204.

How do I become a Notary Public?
Applications for Notary Public can be obtained from the Clerk of Superior Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 8, Homer, GA 30547. The Clerk of Superior Court's office can be reached at 706-677-6240.

Who handles eviction proceedings?
Eviction proceedings are handled through the Magistrate Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 10, Homer, GA 30547. The Magistrate Court can be reached at 706-677-6270.

How do I get a marriage license?
Marriage licenses are issued by the Probate Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547. License fees are $21.25 if the parties have taken counseling classes, $56.25 if the parties have not taken counseling classes. Additional fees may apply. Blood tests are not required. For further information, the Probate Court can be reached at 706-677-6250.

How do I apply for a homestead exemption?
You can apply for a homestead exemption at the office of the Tax Assessors, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 6, Homer, GA 30547. The Tax Assessors' office can be reached at 706-677-6223.

How do I apply for Conservation Use Assessment of Agricultural Property?
CUVA applications can be obtained from the office of the Tax Assessors, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 6, Homer, GA 30547. The Tax Assessors' office can be reached at 706-677-6223.

Where do I file or obtain a copy of a police report?
Reports issued by the Banks County Sheriff's Office can be obtained at 160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547. The Sheriff's Office can be reached at 706-677-2248. Reports issued by the Baldwin Police Department can be obtained at 130 Airport Road, Baldwin, GA 30511. The Baldwin Police Department can be reached at 706-776-5256. For information regarding reports issued by the Maysville Police Department, please call 706-652-3494. For information regarding reports issued by the Alto Police Department, please call 706-778-8028.

How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
Fire reports issued by the Banks County Fire Department can be obtained at the Fire/EMS Administrative Office at 155 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, GA 30547.

How do I obtain a copy of an EMS report? EMS reports issued by Banks County Fire/EMS can be obtained at the Fire/EMS Administrative Offices at 155 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, GA 30547. EMS reports will only be released to the person that was transported by Banks County EMS. Identification is required.

Where do I pay an ambulance bill? Billing for ambulance services provided by Banks County Fire/EMS is handled by Emergency Billing, LLC. They can be reached at 866-902-4367, or 706-335-0123.

Where do I pay property taxes? Property taxes are collected through the office of the Tax Commissioner, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547. The Tax Commissioner's office can be reached at 706-677-6204.

How do I contact the probation office? Probation for cases heard through the Banks County Magistrate Court and Probate Court are handled through the Banks County Probation Office, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 11, Homer, GA 30547, and can be reached by telephone at 706-677-6228.




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