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Yes, a permit is required for pre-manufactured above-ground/on-ground pools which do not require excavation for installation (beyond leveling the ground surface). You need to be aware of the following for placement of such a structure at your residence. You must maintain a minimum 10-foot offset from side and rear property lines behind house; Cannot place the pool or grade area in close proximity to the location of septic system tank and field lines (State Environmental Health Office: 770-443-7877); Must follow applicable code sections with respect to pool (barrier, ladder, power) Contact Building & Permitting Division if you have questions.
Click the "Video Library" icon at the bottom of the page on paulding.gov. You can also view new or old meetings on our YouTube channel (pauldinggov). We stream all board meetings live on our YouTube and Facebook (Paulding County Today). CLICK HERE for more detailed information.
No advertising is sold for our broadcasts. Not everything can be aired on Channel 23 as it is a government access channel and not for public use. However, you may email your requests and any flyers to Jeff Harkins for more information.
We do not provide any forms for pro se filings of any type. We cannot give legal advice. We will accept pro se filings but you must have the documents prepared when you come to our office to file the documents.
You can buy packets at office supply stores or download them from the internet. Filing fees are $209.00 plus $50.00 sheriff’s service fee if applicable. We do not accept credit or debit cards for payment.
To apply to be a notary public, go to Clerk Authority. Click on notary online and follow the directions. Fees are $48.00 for a four-year commission. We do not accept credit or debit cards for payment.
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Yes, the Board of Commissioner's meetings are open to the public. Here you can find the Meeting Schedule and other information on Public Participation.
Board of Commissioners Minutes can be found on the County Clerk Page under Minutes.
When there is an immediate threat to life or property or a immediate need for medical attention. For more information about when to call the Non-Emergency Line vs calling 911 see the 911 information page.
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Please fill out our member form
For complete information on the event, visit Paulding Rides for Wishes
Residents of Paulding County have several ways to register to vote. For more information, please see the Board of Elections page.
Appeal ScheduleThe Board of Equalization will begin hearing appeals on August 27, 2018. For more information please visit the Board of Assessors website.
Please contact the Board of Commissioners at 222.222.2222 or click here for more information.
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Yes, see Board of Assessors page
Paulding County requires that every business run out of a home has a business license. For more information, please go to the Business License page.
Call DOT at 770-445-4759 or go online and request a work order.
Paulding County requires every business run out of a home to obtain a license. Contact the business license page for more information.
Paulding County requires that businesses have licenses./887/Business-License
Yes, every person running their own business, even as an office from home, is required to obtain a Paulding County Business License. Business License Information
you may review the hand out titled what to do when a loved one dies or speak with an attorney.
Please visit the Paulding County Water page for more information on how to set up your water account.
You can pay your Water Bill at our physical location or on-line using in the link attached.
Paulding County requires all home base business to have a license. For more information see Business License website
From May 1 to September 30, the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issues a burn ban which prohibits all outdoor burning in Paulding County. You may direct questions or comments concerning the burn ban to the EPD.
Between October 1 thru April 30 citizens may burn natural wood products under the following guidelines:
If the fence is not more than six-feet tall, a permit is not required.
Download an application online or come to the Building and Permitting Division located in the Government Administrative Building at:
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Our phone number is 770-443-7571.
You can view all open job opportunities within Paulding County by viewing our job postings online or on the Job Board posted outside of the Human Resources Office at:
240 Constitution Blvd.
In order to reserve a pavilion you would come to the Braly Sports Complex, 775 Industrial Blvd. North, Dallas, GA 30132. We reserve up to six months in advance. If you would like to check a date or for more information please call 770-445-8065.
Tickets can be paid by mail, in person at the Clerk of State Court's Office located at 280 Constitution Blvd, Room 1023, or online. (Not all citations are eligible to be paid online.) The driver's license number or the citation number will be required when paying online. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). There is a 4% service fee for credit card payments. No personal checks are accepted.
While the Paulding County Addressing Office will do everything possible to provide accurate addressing information to the US Post Office, we cannot control how the information is used by the Post Office.
The Court only accepts money orders payable to the Paulding County Juvenile Court.
Please contact the Clerks Office to verify the exact amount due.
For delinquent cases, contact the Public Defender’s Office at (770) 443-3463. There is a $50 application fee collected by the Public Defender’s Office.
For dependency action, visit the Clerk’s Office or the Juvenile Court Forms to complete a Financial Affidavit for Appointment of Counsel form. The Clerk’s Office is located at:
280 Constitution Blvd.
Written verification of income must be provided before the application can be processed. There is no application fee.
Payments are made at the:
Paulding County Juvenile Court
Second Floor, Room 2106
Dallas, GA 30132
The office accepts payments Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Server Id's are issued Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 11:30 am and from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Server Id's will NOT be issued from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. You have to be at least 18 years of age to apply, supply either a state or federal issued form of id, and supply a Permanent Resident Card if you are not a US Citizen. We accept cash, check, debit/credit cards except American Express. We only issue Server Id's for unincorporated Paulding County. *We do not issue server id's for locations inside the City of Dallas or Hiram*
You can go to https://recreation.paulding.gov for online registration or registration can take place, for any program, at any of the parks listed below:
1550 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas, GA 30157
1380 Pine Valley Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127
8650 Cartersville Highway, Dallas, GA 30132
775 Industrial Blvd. N., Dallas, GA 30132
Individuals requesting temporary protective orders or stalking orders through the court system should never go to the Magistrate Judge’s office, the Clerk’s Office, or any other office. They must first contact the shelter advocacy office for screening and further instructions regarding the process. Shepherd’s Rest’s legal advocates will then refer the client to appropriate resources as needed at the end of the initial interview. Alleged victims should be instructed to contact the shelter legal advocacy office to determine whether their particular incident meets criteria under the aforementioned statute. Citizens are often referred to Shepherd’s Rest for TPO’s who do not meet criteria. It is in the best interest of the citizen to simply instruct them to call the advocacy office to discuss their incident with an advocate to see if it qualifies for the protective order.
The TPO forms can be picked up at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office will fax your completed form to Shepards Rest Ministries for you. You may contact Shepards Rest Ministries at any time for support at 770-443-5213.
Shepards Rest Ministries can provide you with additional information and resources that are available to you as a victim of domestic violence. They also hold weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings to support victims of domestic violence. Contact Shepards Rest Ministries for more information or to register for their Tuesday evening meetings.
You must fear for the safety/life of yourself or your children, the batterer must be a Paulding County resident, you must have lived with the batterer, you must have an address where the batterer can be served, and the act of violence must fall in to one of 7 categories:
FelonyBattery or Simple BatteryAssault or Simple AssaultStalkingCriminal Damage to PropertyUnlawful RestraintCriminal Trespassing
If this criteria is not met, you may not qualify for a TPO. Paulding County Sheriff's Office
You can either bring the form and vehicle to be inspected to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, or you can call 770-445-2117 to have a deputy sent to you if you are in Paulding County. Paulding Tax Commissioner Motor Vehicle Office
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office will assist with "keeping the peace" while you pick up belongings. This can only be done Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. You must go to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office in person to meet with a deputy and request to be escorted. You must be able to pick up your belongings in less than 15 minutes. You may set up an appointment with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Warrants/Civil Division for an escort if you require more than 15 minutes. You will also need to make an appointment with the Warrants/Civil Division if this is a response to a court order.
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If you live in Paulding County, there is a $10 fee. If you are not a Paulding County resident the fee is $20. However, if you work in Paulding County the fee is only $10 even if you live outside the county. More...
The Online Offender Lookup System is used to search the jail database for those inmates that are currently held at the Paulding County Detention Center. You may search by name or the book in date. The inmate will NOT appear in this database once they are released.
The system will provide you with the following information:
Inmate's NameArrest DateCharges
Online Offender Lookup System
You must contact the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Evidence Technician by phone (770-443-3015) in order to make arrangements to pick up any items.
The case file and items must be reviewed first to determine if the release of the item(s) is authorized.
This inspection will take approximately 15 minutes and will consist of training and demonstrations for the parent/caregiver on the proper use of the child safety seat. Georgia's Child Passenger Safety Law
TADRA involves a three-step educational process...
This new law took effect January 1st, 2010. This law allows the State of Georgia to collect a $200.00 state fee each time a driver is convicted of a "Super Speeder" speeding offense.
Please visit www.superspeedergeorgia.org for more information. Additional FAQs
You may either pick up a copy of an Accident Report by appearing in person with picture ID at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office or online at www.buycrash.com.
BuyCrash.com is not owned or operated by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. This company is used by the State of Georgia to provide Official State of Georgia Accident Reports to involved parties of motor vehicle accidents.
There is a $2.00 fee per report if applying in person. There is an increased fee for purchasing accident reports using BuyCrash.com More...
Georgia law provides only two categories for complete exemption from jury duty:
In addition, Georgia law provides that two other groups of persons shall be excused from jury service:
If you believe you fall into one or more of these four categories and desire to be excused from jury duty, you should contact the office of the Clerk of Superior Court for your county in order to obtain the appropriate affidavit, which must be completed before you can be excused or exempted.
You may obtain the affidavit by going by the Clerk's office in the County Courthouse or by calling the Paulding County office at 770-443-7527.
If you already have plans and can't change them, you may ask that your jury service be postponed or rescheduled. This means that you arrange to serve on another day.
Requests for postponement must be submitted in writing and received in the Superior Court Clerk's office at least 10 days prior to the date you are supposed to report. In a personal emergency, give as much notice as possible.
Example: The assessed value--40 percent of the fair market value--of a house that is worth $100,000 is $40,000. In a county where the millage rate is 25 mills the property tax on that house would be $1,000; $25 for every $1,000 of assessed value or $25 multiplied by 40 is $1,000.
[(assessed value) - $2,000] * millage rate = tax due
Example: Fair market value means "the amount a knowledgeable buyer would pay for the property and a willing seller would accept for the property at an arm's length, bona fide sale." Assessed value is 40% of the fair market value. If a person that owned a home with a fair market value of $100,000 in an unincorporated area of a county where the millage rate was 25.00 mills, that person's property tax would be $950.00--[(100,000 * 40%) - $2,000] * .02500 = $950.00. Multiply $100,000 by 40% which is equal to the assessed value of $40,000 and subtract the homestead exemption of $2,000 from the assessed value. Then multiply $38,000 by the millage rate of .02500 which is equal to $950.00.
The County Tax Commissioner's Office is the best source of information for questions about: •paying your tax bill •registration of your motor vehicle •purchasing tax liens. The County Tax Assessor's Office is the best source of information for questions about: •filing an appeal of your property tax assessment •the appraised value on your home •filing homestead exemptions •receiving property tax returns •maintaining property tax records and maps for the county.
The State and Paulding County offer homestead exemptions to persons that own and occupy their home as a primary residence. Homestead applications may be filed with your county Board of Tax Asessors at any time however, the deadline for filing is April 1st of the year the exemption is being sought.
Simply stating that property taxes are too high is not considered relevant information. You should establish in your mind what you think your property is worth. The best evidence of this would be the recent sale price of your property. The next best evidence would be recent sales prices of properties that are very similar to yours, the closer in proximity and similarity, the better the evidence. Another type of evidence is a recent appraisal of your property. Keep in mind, your evidence should be strong enough to substantiate your opinion of value.
Click here for more information about your tax dollars.
You can also register to vote online. To use the Online Voter Registration System you must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS. If you do not have a valid driver’s license or identification card, the system will allow you to manually submit a paper registration. If you wish to register to vote online, please click the link: Online Voter Registration. Each elector shall present proper identification when registering to vote by mail such as a valid driver's license, bank statement, current utility bill, lease agreement, payroll stub, government check, or other government document that shows your name and current address. The Elections and Voter Registration Office is located at:240 Constitution Blvd. Dallas, GA 30132 Register to Vote Online
Paulding County Water offers several ways to establish service.
Paulding County Water's email address to send all correspondence is firstname.lastname@example.org.
To transfer your service, you will only be able to have the service active at both properties for a maximum of seven days. If that works, you will need to submit an application for service for the new property and a copy of your photo ID as well as your rental/lease agreement if you do not own the home to email@example.com. About 3/4 of the way down the 2nd page, it will ask if it is a transfer and require the current account number. Your current address will need to be at a zero balance. Your deposit will transfer to the new address and you will be responsible for the $25.00 application fee as well as additional deposit if required.
Paulding County Water offers several different ways to pay your bill.
No. If service has been disconnected, we require you to contact Paulding County Water between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, at 770-222-6868.
This will ensure that no additional delays occur and service is restored as quickly as possible.
Paymentus, Paulding County's payment processor, charges a convenience fee of $2.45 to pay online. Payments over $400.00 will require multiple transactions.
To test your toilets for a leak, simply drop a few drops of any color liquid in the tank of the toilet to discolor the water. Give it about 10-15 minutes and check the bowl to see if any of the discolored water has seeped thru. If so, you have a flapper that is not sealing properly which is the cause of the leak. View this flyer for more information.
Your water may be cloudy due to work recently done in the area. This is only air in the lines and will eventually go away. One way to find out is to run a glass of water and allow it to sit on the counter for a few minutes. You will see the water become clear.
No, Paulding County Water still offers Automatic Bank Draft at no charge. If you wish to sign up for AutoPay with Paymentus, please make sure to cancel your Automatic Bank Draft with Paulding County Water. Please note that if you wish to use the AutoPay through Paymentus, there is a $2.45 fee for each payment transaction.
If you leave a balance on your account, it will follow the customer and if it is not paid in full after 90 days, the balance is then sent to our ONLINE Collections Department.
The following are needed for an adjustment from Paulding County Water if you filled a pool.
Effective March 1, 2023 Paulding County Water will be offering a new leak adjustment program.
The new program will be called Paulding County – ServLine. The program will cover the cost of an unexpected high residential water bill due to an eligible leak up to $2,500.00. If your sewer service is provided by the Paulding County Water System your coverage would be up to an additional $2,500.00.
The program allows for two adjustments per 12 months over a maximum of 2 billing cycles. To qualify for a leak adjustment the billing amount must be at least 2x’s the average bill and we must have proof of the repair.
Paulding County – ServLine customer service representatives are here to assist you with all the details of the new program. For all inquiries please call 770-628-2588 after March 1, 2023.
If you have a leak prior to March 1, 2023 please call Customer Service at 770-222-6868 to discuss your options.
Paulding County Water does offer temporary service for inspection or cleaning up for new renter purposes only.
Go to Paulding County Water's 3rd party payment site, Paymentus. You can enter your login information at that time.
Yes! You can now pay through the kiosk located at either 3844 Atlanta Hwy Hiram, GA 30141, available 24 hours a day on the side of the porch or the one located inside the Paulding County Administration building at 240 Constitution Blvd Dallas, GA 30132, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must have your Account Number and CID number both located on your bill stub as well as enter in your phone number and last name. Kiosks will accept cash, checks, credit or debit cards. The kiosk does not give change, overpayment will be credited to your account.
Paulding County Water Operations Division is available 24 hours per day for questions and emergencies at 770-445-2761.