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How do I contact the landfill?
To contact the Gordon County Landfill please call 706-629-5633. The landfill is located at 1224 Pleasant Hill Road Ext. NE Ranger, GA 30734. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How do I speak to the Code Enforcement Officer?
To speak with the Code Enforcement Officer directly please call 706-879-5474. The main number to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department is 706-629-1244.

How do I call for non-emergency 911 service?
Should you need information or assistance and do not wish to contact 911; a non-emergency 911 contact is provided. The contact numbers are 706-629-0911 or 706-602-0911. As with any emergency if this is a medical emergency or life threatening emergency please dial 911 immediately.

How do I contact my County Commissioner?
Contact the County Clerk, Annette Berry, regarding any questions or concerns you may have for the Board of Commissioners (i.e. board meeting agendas, meeting times and dates, being on a volunteer board, etc) at 706-629-3795. The Gordon County Board of Commissioners Office is located at 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. The office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

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How do I pay my CITY traffic ticket?
If you received a traffic ticket from a City of Calhoun police officer, pay your ticket at the City Municipal Court’s Office, 100 Piedmont Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information call: 706-602-5790.

How do I pay my child support and/or pick up a child support payment?
For all information regarding Child Support please contact Terri Bowen in the Gordon County Superior Clerk’s Office directly at 706-879-2291 or on the main office telephone number at 706-629-9533. The Clerk of Court’s Office is located at 100 Wall Street Suite 102 Calhoun, GA 30701; on the first floor of the main Gordon County Courthouse building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I pay my court fines/restitution? Where do I go?
For all information regarding your fines and restitution please contact Kathy Sheriff in the Gordon County Clerk of Superior Court’s office directly at 706-879-2290 or the main telephone number at 706-629-9533. The Clerk of Court’s Office is located at 100 Wall Street Suite 102 Calhoun, GA 30701; on the first floor of the main Gordon County Courthouse building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I pay my COUNTY traffic ticket?
If you received a traffic ticket from a Gordon County Sheriff’s deputy, Georgia State Patrol officer, or from the Department of Natural Resources you will pay your ticket at the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call: 706-629-7314.

Judicial Questions

How do I file a restraining order?
For information on how to go through the process of filing a restraining order please contact the Gordon County Domestic Violence Office at 706-625-5586. The Domestic Violence Outreach Office is located at 717 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and by appointments.

How do I obtain information regarding Jury Duty?
If you have been selected for your service as a juror and need further information regarding this service please contact Tara Zapp in the Gordon County Superior Clerk’s Office directly at 706-879-2295 or on the main office number at 706-629-9533. The Clerk of Court’s Office is located at 100 Wall Street Suite 102 Calhoun, GA 30701; on the first floor of the main Gordon County Courthouse building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I file for a divorce? Where do I go to get information regarding a divorce?
For all information pertaining to a divorce that has been filed in the Gordon County Superior Clerk’s Office please call 706-629-9533. The Clerk of Court’s Office is located at 100 Wall Street Suite 102 Calhoun, GA 30701; on the first floor of the main Gordon County Courthouse building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I get information regarding a Will?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

Questions about Vital Records

How do I get information regarding a marriage license? Where do I go to get a marriage license?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

How do I obtain a birth/death certificate?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

How do I get information regarding a Will?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

Online Services

How do I obtain a vehicle tag?
For all information regarding vehicle tags and registration please contact the Gordon County Tax Commissioners Office at 706-629-9242. The Tax Commissioners Office is located at 101 Piedmont Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office is located on the first floor of the Gordon County Annex Building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Licenses, Permits, & Inspections

How do I schedule a building inspection?
For all inquires requiring a building inspector or the building inspector’s office please contact the Gordon County Building Inspector’s Office at 706-62-0505. Should you require information regarding Planning and Development please contact 706-879-2175. The office is located at 200 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How do I obtain a firearm permit?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

How do I get information regarding a marriage license? Where do I go to get a marriage license?
Contact the Gordon County Probate Court Office in the Gordon County Courthouse, first floor, 100 South Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information: 706-629-7314.

Elections & Voter Registrations Questions

I am registered to vote but unsure of where my polling place is located. Where can I find this information?
The location of your polling place is listed on your precinct card. If you do not have one, or have misplaced your card and do not know where your polling place is located, call our office at (706) 629-7781. You can also visit the Polling Place locator at www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/polllocator/ or call 1-888-265-1115.

If I show up at the wrong polling place on Election Day can I vote a provisional ballot there, or do I have to go to my own polling place to vote on Election Day?
You must go to your proper polling place, except that if you show up that the wrong polling place and in the reasonable exercise of discretion the registrar determines that there is not enough time for you to make it to your correct polling place by 7:00 pm, you may be allowed to vote a provisional ballot at the polling place in which you are present. In this case, only the votes cast for candidates for whom you would have been eligible to vote were you in your proper polling location shall be counted.

I have not voted in a while, how can I find out if I am still eligible to vote?
If you have not voted in a while please contact the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at (706) 629-7781 to see if you are still eligible to vote. You can also visit the Poll Place locator at www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/polllocator or call 1-888-265-1115 to see if you are registered to vote and to find out what precinct you vote in. Please remember that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election to be eligible to vote. The 30 days also applies to having your name changed or your addressed changed on your voter registration information.

I’ve recently moved. Am I still eligible to vote at my old precinct?
Voters are required to notify the board of elections of their county of residence whenever they move. If you move within the county in which you are registered to vote and did not notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to the election, you may vote in your old polling place for this election. You must complete a change of address card at the polling place. If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election and any ensuing runoff only. If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote more than 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in elections in the county of your old residence. You must register to vote in your new county of residence, and if you did not register to vote in the new county by the dealine, you cannot vote in that particular election.

I recently moved. How do I change my address?
If you need to file a change of address with the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office, you can complete the back of your precinct card and mail it to the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office. If you no longer have your precinct card, you may print off a voter registration application from this website and mail it to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registraton Office. If the request is done within 30 days of an Eelction, the change may not take effect until after the Election. Please contact the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office if you have questions about Election deadline dates.

How do I get a Precinct Card?
You can call the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at (706) 629-7781 to request a new precinct card to be mailed to you. Once this request is made you should receive your card in the mail within 2 weeks.

How do I register to vote? Where do I go to register to vote?
Contact the Board of Elections & Voter Registration Office located in the Gordon County Annex Building, first floor, 100 South Piedmont Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. For all voting inquiries (i.e. registering to vote, voting precinct location, etc.) please call 706-629-7781. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Am I required to show identification when I vote?
When you arrive at your polling place, you will complete a voter’s certificate which asks for your name and residence address. You will then present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify that you are a registered vote in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precicnt. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:

  • A valid Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the US Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. Passport ID
  • Valid U.S. Military Photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

NOTE: The “precinct card” you receive to confirm your voter registration and voting location is NOT a form of identification, and it will not be sufficient identification to vote.

Are sample ballots available prior to the election?
Yes. Sample ballots are available through the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office. 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.

When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait in long lines?
Peak voting hours appear to be from 7:00 am till 9:30 am and 4:30 pm till 7:00 pm, and during the mid-day lunch hour.

What time will the polls open and close on Election Day?
Polls are open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Election Day. However, any voter who is waiting to vote at 7:00 pm will be allowed to vote.

How do I get a free Georgia Voter Identification Card?
To obtain a free photo vote id card, a voter must be registered in Gordon County and must sign an affidavit that states that they do not have a Georgia Driver’s license or State issued id. They may also go to the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services and upon proof of registration and resisency obtain a free photo id that can be used for voting purposes.

What happens if I do not have any identification with me at the polling place?
If a voter is unable to produce any of the required forms of identification, the voter shall be allowed to vote a Provisional Ballot. The vote is allowed 48 hours to provide proper ID to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office in order to have their ballot counted. If they fail to provide proper ID their provisional ballot will not be counted.

Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
No person may campaign; distribute literature or written or printed matter of any kind; 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.

What is a provisional ballot?
A provisional ballot is a paper ballot used by a voter whose eligibility ot vote is in question and cannot be determined on Election Day.

How are provisional ballots counted?
On the day following the election, the registrar investigates each and every provisional ballot in an attempt to help prove the voter’s eligibility. If the registrar can find proof that the voter is eligible to vote then the voter’s ballot is counted, if not the voter’s ballot is rejected. AS part of the process of voting a provisional ballot, the voter will complete an application to register to vote so even if the registrar is unable to prove the voter’s eligibility, the voter will be able to get registered for future elections.