Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the courthouse? The courthouse is located at 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, GA 30547.  The main telephone number is 706-677-6200.  Telephone numbers for each department are listed here.

    Where is the courthouse annex? The courthouse annex is located at 150 Hudson Ridge, Homer, GA 30547.  The main telephone number is 706-677-6200.  Telephone numbers for each department are listed here.

    Where is the Sheriff's Office/Jail? The Sheriff's Office/Jail is located at 160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547. The main telephone number is 706-677-2248.

    What services are available through Banks County Senior Center? For a current list of available programs and services please visit or contact the Banks County Senior Center, 700 Thompson Street, Homer, GA 30547.  The office telephone number is 706-677-3275.

    Which court handles Guardianship? Requests for guardianship are handled by the Probate Court, which is located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547.  The office telephone number is 706-677-6250.

    How do I get a business license? New business license applications are handled through the Zoning office at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 4, Homer, GA 30547.  The office telephone number is 706-677-4272.  Business license renewals are handled through the offices of the Board of Commissioners located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1, Homer, GA 30547.  The office telephone number is 706-677-6800.

    How do I set up new water service, or transfer my service to a new location? For new water service you will need to apply at the Water Department Billing Office, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 5, Homer, GA 30547.  There is a $100.00 deposit for all new water service accounts.  Additional fees may apply. For further information, please contact the Water Department Billing Office at 706-677-2261.

    How do I report a water emergency? Between 7:30AM and 4:00PM, please contact the Water Department Maintenance Office at 706-677-3607. After hours, on weekends and holidays, water emergencies can be reported by calling 706-677-1234.

    How do I contact the Banks County Chamber of Commerce? The Banks County Chamber of Commerce is located at the Banks County Historic Courthouse in downtown Homer, GA.  The office can be reached by telephone at 706-677-2108 or 800-638-5004, or by email at bankscountychamber@windstream.net.*  You may also visit their website at www.bankscountychamber.com Description: C:\Users\pallen\Desktop\Images\externallink.gif

    How do I contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau? The Convention and Visitors Bureau can be reached by telephone at 706-677-5265, or by email at bankscvb@windstream.net.

    How do I contact the Banks County Schools? The address for the Banks County Board of Education is PO Box 248, 102 Highway 51 South, Homer, GA 30547. The telephone number is 706-677-2224. Their web site is located at http://www.banks.k12.ga.us/Description: C:\Users\pallen\Desktop\Images\externallink.gif.

    How do I transfer an automobile tag? Automobile tags are handled by the Banks County Tax Commissioner at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547.  The Tax Commissioners office can be reached at 706-677-6204.

    How do I become a Notary Public? Applications for Notary Public can be obtained from the Clerk of Superior Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 8, Homer, GA 30547.  The Clerks of Court office can be reached at 706-677-6240.

    Who handles eviction proceedings? Eviction proceedings are handled through the Magistrate Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 10, Homer, GA 30547. The Magistrate Court can be reached at 706-677-6270.

    How do I get a marriage license? Marriage licenses are issued by the Probate Court, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547. License fees are $21.25 if the parties have taken counseling classes, $56.25 if the parties have not taken counseling classes.  Additional fees may apply. Blood tests are not required.  For further information, the Probate Court can be contacted at 706-677-6250.

    How do I apply for a homestead exemption? You can apply for a homestead exemption at the office of the Tax Assessor, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 6, Homer, GA 30547.  The Tax Assessor's office can be reached at 706-677-6223.

    How do I apply for Conservation Use Assessment of Agricultural Property? CUVA applications can be obtained from the office of the Tax Assessor, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 6, Homer, GA 30547.  The Tax Assessor's office can be reached at 706-677-6223.

    How do I contact the health department? The Health Department is located at 667 Thompson Street, Homer, GA 30547, and can be reached at 706-677-2296.

    Where do I file or obtain a copy of a police report? Reports issued by the Banks County Sheriff's Office can be obtained at 160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547. The Sheriff's Office can be reached at 706-677-2248. Reports issued by the Baldwin Police Department can be obtained at 130 Airport Road, Baldwin, GA 30511. The Baldwin Police Department can be reached at 706-776-5256. For information regarding reports issued by the Maysville Police Department, please call 706-652-3494. For information regarding reports issued by the Alto Police Department, please call 706-778-8028.

    How do I obtain a copy of a fire report? Fire reports issued by the Banks County Fire Department can be obtained at the administrative offices at 155 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, GA 30547.

    How do I obtain a copy of an EMS report? EMS reports issued by the Banks County Fire Department can be obtained at the administrative offices at 155 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, GA 30547. EMS reports will only be released to the person that was transported by Banks County EMS. Identification is required.

    Where do I pay an ambulance bill? Billing for ambulance services provided by the Banks County Fire Department is handled by Emergency Billing, LLC. They can be contacted at 866-902-4367, or 706-335-0123.

    Where do I pay property taxes? Property taxes are collected through the office of the Tax Commissioner, located at the Banks County Courthouse Annex, 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 7, Homer, GA 30547.  The Tax Commissioners office can be reached at 706-677-6204.

    How do I contact the probation office? Probation for cases heard through the Banks County Magistrate Court and Probate Court are handled through the Banks County Probation Office, located at the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Suite 11, Homer, GA 30547, and can be reached by telephone at 706-677-6228.

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