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125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 (FAX)

P.O. Box 306
Winterville, GA 30683-0306

Open Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch

The Depot
101 Marigold Lane

Pittard Park
N. Church St.


Emergency: 911

Police Dept.

Public Works

Public Utilities

Street Lights

Leaf & Limb Pick Up
706-613-3501 x 318

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair


ACC Animal Control

Cable Service & Bundles
855-604-4154 (Charter)
866-445-5880 (Windstream)

Winterville Center for Community and Culture

Winterville Post Office

Winterville Library

In an Emergency...


Dear Wintervillians,
In the event you are ever displaced from your home or residence due to weather etc., please seek shelter at the 
Winterville Center for Community & Culture located at 371 N. Church St. 

Stay safe! 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

New City Hall Chambers look.

We’re glad you stopped by!

Winterville is the only incorporated municipality located entirely within Athens-Clarke County. We’re located in the Buck Branch Militia District of Clarke County, about six miles from the town of Athens. Check out the navigation links above to find out more about our city, how to start a business here, rent one of our facilities, or discover our library and historic buildings, including the former Winterville High School and Carter-Coile Doctor’s Museum. Our family-friendly annual events and Pittard Park are sure to please everyone. Plan a visit to our Community Garden, or better still, plant your own! We’re proud of our Fire and Police Departments… come and get to know them!

2018 Home & Garden Festival


Public Notices

Please note that the City Council voted at the January meeting to change their meeting time from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all future meetings.

For additional information, please view the City of Winterville’s Public Notices.

Licenses & Permits

To obtain a Business License in the City of Winterville, the place of business must be located within the City Limits of Winterville and must comply to provisions of Section 32-102 of the City Charter.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed. For more information and downloadable license application view Licenses & Permits.

Zoning Ordinance

2017 Zoning Map

Building Permit

2016 Zoning & Sign Ordinance

Planning on bulding something on your property?  Always check in with Winterville's Planning & Zoning Committee to secure the poper permits.  Call City Hall at 706-742-8600 or check here

Rental Facilities

The City has five facilities available for public rental use - the large Pittard Park Pavilion, a small park pavilion, the Depot, Winterville Center for Community and Culture and the Auditorium. For more information visit our Rental page.



Open House - Firefly Trail (Winterville Section) - Wed., April 18, 6-8 PM at Winterville Depot

A public information open house is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 at the Winterville Depot from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for interested parties to view the Preliminary Plans for the Winterville Section of the Firefly Trail (TSPLOST 2018 Project #06). The public is encouraged to attend the input session and discuss the proposed revisions with staff. This is a drop-in format with no formal presentation. Residents who are unable to attend may take advantage of input opportunities available online. For more information, please visit the department’s Park Planning website at or call 706-613-3801. Firefly Trail Expansion Open House - Winterville Section Wed., April 18 6:00-8:00 p.m. Winterville Depot Near corner of N. Main Street & Parkview Road in Winterville, GA



Come help us plant Marigolds for the festival. We will meet tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Winterville Police Department.
Hope to see you there!
Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

4/11/18 Dear Wintervillians,
Please make plans to attend a drop-in session to discuss future plans surrounding the Firefly Trail in Winterville. The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m  in the Historic Train Depot. Staff from Athens Clarke County, SPLOST and W&A Engineering will be on hand to answer questions and listen to your comments.
I hope to see you there!
Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

4/3/18 -

2018 Winterville Comprehensive Plan


3/28/18 - 

2nd Annual Winterville Tree Tour - Details


3/25/18 - From the Community Garden:  Wonderful workday yesterday!  Thank you to everyone who came - a great turnout!  And a big thank you to the Hilsman students who joined us and worked so hard.  Together we achieved a lot and the gardens are looking clean and tidy - and beautiful.  More...

3/12/18 - Volunteers needed for Firefly Trail Oversight Committee.  

3/5/18 -  Our own Dr. Philip Durden of the Winterville Dental Office will be participating in the "Dancing with the Athens Stars" to benefit Project Safe.  Vote for Team 4!  More info...


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The Mayor's Musings

Weather Alert

Dear Wintervillians,
Strong storms will be coming through our area this evening so take precaution. The Community Center will be our emergency shelter in case you are displaced from your home. If you need help or shelter and it is not an emergency please call 706-742-7348 for information. Be safe!
Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

Fox Theater Institute's BIG CHECK presentation to the City of Winterville

Dear Friends,
I would like to extend a special invitation to you for the Fox Theater Institute's BIG CHECK presentation to the City of Winterville.  This funding comes from a grant we applied for and won in 2017.  Just like funds we raise from our Marigold Festival sponsors like you, this money will go toward improving our city's historic buildings and more specifically, the Auditorium.  Please join us Friday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Winterville Auditorium for a special event that would not be possible without you and your organizations.  More details will come over the next month or two, but for now please save the date. knew this was coming.  Please consider a donation this year to our 2018 Winterville Marigold Festival.  I have attached the sponsor form here!  
I can't wait for you to see what your generosity and the generosity of your organizations through the years has done for our city.

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

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