Departments

  1. 911 Emergency Services

    Learn how to communicate with the 911 Emergency Services.

  2. Administration

    The Administrative Division is known as the central processing point for all departments within the county government.

  3. Clerk of Superior Court

    The Clerk of Superior Court serves as the administrator for superior, state, and juvenile courts.

  4. Code Enforcement

    Learn about the Code Enforcement Office, Building Department, and Planning and Zoning in Jefferson County.

  5. Correctional Institute

    The mission of the Correctional Institute is to provide housing for state and county inmates and a general labor force supporting Jefferson County Government.

  6. Elections

    Get information needed in order to make your voice heard on election day.

  7. Emergency Management

    Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating all the activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recovery from threatened and actual natural disasters such as tornadoes, flooding and ice storms, man-made disasters such as hazardous materials spills, industrial and transportation incidents, and acts of terrorism.

  8. EMS

    Jefferson County holds an EMS License through the State of Georgia, however, EMS response is provided by Gold Cross EMS which is contracted by Jefferson County to provide this service under the direction of Major Carl Wagster.

  9. Extension

    UGA Extension extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

  10. Fire Department

    Jefferson County Fire Department protects approx. 500 square miles, with a population of over 16,000.

  11. Leisure Center

    The Jefferson County Leisure Center offers countless special events and programs at little to no cost to seniors 55 and over.

  12. Probate Court

    The Probate Court of Jefferson County, Georgia is an office of service to the people. It is also a court of record.

  13. Recreation

    Jefferson County Recreation and Parks agency is the principal provider of recreation and athletic facilities and programs in Jefferson County.

  14. Sheriff's Office

    The primary purpose (mission) of a law enforcement agency is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. To attain this, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.

  15. Tax Assessor's Office

    The Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for determining tax, value, and equalization of all assessments within the county.

  16. Tax Commissioner's Office

    The Jefferson County Tax Commissioner is responsible for receiving tax returns filed by taxpayers, receiving and processing homestead exemption applications, and performing all functions related to billing, collecting, and accounting of ad valorem taxes.

  17. Transit

    Transit’s mission is to provide efficient, effective, safe and affordable transportation that will allow riders to access jobs, medical/dental offices, education, social service agencies, government offices, and for shopping/personal purposes.