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Note: All new construction, major redevelopment/renovation and expansion of existing structures must be approved for zoning and site development prior to permitting. Contact Community Development at (770) 943-1666, if you have zoning or permitting related questions. Permitting and Inspections
A candidate must qualify during the advertised three day qualification period during the last week of August of the election year at City Hall. The qualification fee for Mayor are $540 and $360 for City Council Member.
Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the mayor and members of the city council shall serve for terms of four (4) years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless he or she shall have been a resident of the city for a period of twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of his or her qualifying for the office of mayor or member of the city council; and the mayor or councilmember shall continue to reside therein during his or her period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city. Directions to City Hall
City Council - $360 Mayor -$540 Election Schedule
The Manager is expected to provide clear, impartial information that allows the Council to fully assess all policy implications.
There are homestead exemptions available to City of Powder Springs homeowners that complete and file the required applications by April 1st of the tax year (O.C.G.A 48-5-40 through 48-5-54). To be eligible for application you must own, occupy, and claim your property as your legal residence on January 1st. Only one person need apply if more than one name appears on the deed. The exemptions are automatically renewed each year unless there is a change in ownership or you no longer meet the eligibility requirements.City Exemptions:Regular Homestead Exemption - To be eligible for application you must own, occupy, and claim your property as your legal residence on January 1st. Only one person need apply if more than one name appears on the deed. The regular Homestead Exemption in City of Powder Springs is $2,000.
Taxpayer Reassessment Relief Act (Floating Homestead Exemption) - This exemption is granted to anyone that has applied for and been granted the Homestead Exemption with Cobb County and the City of Powder Springs. The amount of this exemption equals the balance of increase in assessed value of your home at the time homestead exemption was granted. There must be an application on file for regular homestead with Cobb County.Over 65 Exemption - Homeowners who are 65 years of age on or before January 1, are entitled to a $10,000 exemption on City of Powder Springs taxes. You must furnish proof of age when you apply with the City. Disability - Homeowners who are disabled on or before January 1, and whose annual NET income (including income of the spouse but not including income received as a result of the disability; e.g. disability retirement) does not exceed $12,000 for the immediately preceding year are entitled to a $10,000 exemption. This exemption is also available in Cobb County. You must furnish proof of income and a doctor's certificate stating that you are disabled and that the disability is likely to remain permanent when you apply with both Cobb County and the City of Powder Springs.State Veteran's Disability - Homeowners who are disabled veterans as defined in O.C.G.A. 48-5-48 are entitled to a $73,768 exemption in all tax categories. You must provide legally required documentation. This exemption extends to the un-remarried surviving spouse or minor children at the time of the applicant's death, provided they continue to occupy the home as a residence and homestead.State Un-remarried Surviving Spouse - A homeowner who is the un-remarried surviving spouse of a member of the U. S. armed forces killed in any war or conflict as defined in O.C.G.A. 48-5-52.1 and receiving spousal benefits from the U. S. Department of Veteran's Affairs is entitled to a $73,768 exemption in the state, county, municipal and school tax categories. Legal documentation is required Homestead Exemptions Page
Once water is disconnected, the full balance plus a disconnect fee of $65 must be paid. This payment must be received by the Utility Billing Department by 4:00 p.m. in order for service to be restored the same day. Do NOT attempt to turn the water on yourself, turning water on yourself will result in a tampering fee and this fee will be added to your balance due.
The maintenance and repair of private water lines, as well as any costs associated with its failure, are the responsibility of the customer. To see if you leak qualifies for this credit; please see the Leak Credit Eligibility guidelines. If you are awaiting a credit on your account, you need to continue to make you monthly payments in order to ensure continuation of service. Leak Credit Policy
If the City is not working on the system, you should check the service line from the meter to your house for a possible leak. If no leak can be found, the pressure regulator inside the house could be clogged. In that case, you should call a plumber for service.
The Public Works Deparment can not perform work on private property.
1. Chlorine added to kill germs.2. A rotten-egg odor can be caused by small amounts of hydrogen sulfide dissolved in the water.3. As algae and tiny fungi grown in the surface water sources, they give off non-toxic, smelly chemicals that can cause unpleasant tastes in drinking water. Different algae cause different tastes and odors.
1. Iron, which sometimes occurs in nature, may be dissolved in your water. When iron is dissolved in the water, it turns the water reddish-brown. Iron removal devices are avalable and you may want to consider buying one if you have this problem.
2. Pipes leading to your home, or in your home, may be rusting, creating rusty-brown water. Also, your hot water tank may be rusting. Check with a plumber on how to drain and flush your hot water tank. If water discoloration persists, call the Public Works Department (770-943-8010) to flush the water mains in the street.
1. Call the City of Powder Springs Emergency Service line, 770-943-8000.
2. Select option #1 for Water Department, select option #1 again for emergencies.
3. Leave your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the emergency. The on-call maintenance worker will return your call.