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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 person must meet the requirements of a qualified voter of the City of Powder Springs, as prescribed by State law, and must have been a resident of the City of Powder Springs for at least 12 months prior to the date in which he/she offers as a candidate, and, if elected, must continue to reside and be registered and qualified to vote in the municipality of Powder Springs throughout his/her term of office. A candidate must qualify during the advertised three day qualification period during the 3rd week of August of the election year at City Hall. The qualification fee for Mayor are $540 and $360 for City Council Member.
Municipal elections are held every two years on odd numbered years. For example: the Mayor and two At-Large Posts are up for re-election in 2023. In 2021, Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3 seats will be up for re-election.
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.
Yes, the cost is usually 3% of the annual salary of the elected office. The qualifying cost is published each year there is a municipal election, in the Marietta Daily Journal, prior to February 1 of that year. City Council - $360 Mayor -$540
The Manager is expected to provide clear, impartial information that allows the Council to fully assess all policy implications.
No. You may make a missing person report whenever you realize that someone is missing. Entry into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is regulated.
The police department will respond 24/7 to any requests for police service.
Unless an extreme circumstance exists a report should be made to an officer in person. Cases will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
Unless a vehicle is evidence in a crime, the Police Department can only impound cars that have been abandoned on public property. you may call a wrecker service of your choice to tow the car away.
The Powder Springs Police Department does not operate the jail. We house our prisoner's at Smyrna Police department. For information, call the Smyrna Jail @ 770-434-9481.
You can request a zone patrol by submitting a residential check form on-line under Services. While the department does not have the manpower to watch 24 hours a day, officers to the zone will be assigned to check your property as their call loads permit.
Call the Police Department at 770-943-1616.
Yes. Calls to 911 are free. Do not try to stop the offender or place yourself in danger. When you call, you will be asked a description of the car, location, and direction of travel.
Dispatchers are trained to try to get as much information as possible to determine the nature of the call and its seriousness. By doing so, they are able to dispatch the number and type of public safety personnel needed.
The amount of property tax due is calculated by using the following formula: •(Total Appraised Value of the property) x (40%) - (Exemptions) x (Millage rate) / (1,000) •Each homeowner’s exemptions vary based on eligibility For example, the tax for a property valued at $100,000 would be calculated as follows: $100,000 x 0.40 = $40,000 $40,000 x 9.50 mills = 380,000 380,000 / 1,000 = $380.00 annual property tax If the property belonged to a person age 65 or over, the calculation would be: $100,000 x 0.40 = $40,000 $40,000 - $10,000 = $30,000 $30,000 x9.50 mills = 285,000 285,000 / 1,000 = $285.00 annual property tax
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