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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



The City of Winterville today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 4.35 percent.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the city.  When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the city indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and increase the assessment.  This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s new digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the City of Winterville requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate.  Therefore, before the City of Winterville may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the following locations at the indicated times:

All public hearings will be held at Winterville City Hall, 125 N. Church Street Winterville, Georgia.

Hearing #1 – Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Hearing #2 – Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:30 am

Hearing #3 – Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm


June 15, 2018 - 


            The City of Winterville, acting by and through the Mayor and City Council of Winterville, desires to amend of the Charter of the City of Winterville pursuant to its authority conferred by the Constitution and the Laws of Georgia.  The purpose of this amendment is to remove the Charter’s restrictions that prevent the Mayor and City Council from granting licenses to sell spirituous, vinous, malt or other intoxicating liquors within the City of Winterville.  Therefore,   the Mayor and City Council of Winterville propose that Section 25 of the Charter of the City of Winterville be amended to delete the following from Section 25 in its entirety:

The Mayor and City Council shall be forever prohibited from granting license in any form to anyone to sell spirituous, vinous, malt or other intoxicating liquors within said City of Winterville, and the said Mayor and City Council shall have right and authority to pass an ordinance prohibiting anyone from keeping any kind of intoxicants for the purpose of illegal sale within the corporate limits of said city.

And to substitute the following words in lieu thereof:

The Mayor and City Council shall be authorized to grant licenses or permits to persons to sell or manufacture distilled spirits, malt beverages, or wine within the City of Winterville in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia and any rules, regulations and ordinances enacted by the City of Winterville.

Any portion of that Charter in conflict with this ordinance amending the Charter of the City of Winterville will be repealed upon final adoption of the amending ordinance. 

Public Hearings on the ordinance amending the Charter of the City of Winterville will be held at the Mayor and City Council’s regular meetings on July 10, 2018 on August 14, 2018 both of which will be held at Winterville City Hall, 125 N. Church Street, Winterville, Georgia 30683 at 6:30 PM.  A copy of this ordinance is on file with the Winterville City Clerk and the Clerk of Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County for purposes of examination and inspection by the public.  A copy of the proposed amendment is available upon written request to the Winterville City Clerk, Wendy Bond, 125 N. Church Street, P.O. Box 306, Winterville, GA 30683.

Proposed Ordinance to Amend Charter



Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

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!


Part II | Fox Theatre Institute Big Check Ceremony for the Winterville Auditorium

View more photos on our Facebook page

"Winterville celebrates $55K grant for auditorium"​-Online Athens 

Make a tax-deductible donation for continued renovation of the Auditorium to the Winterville Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3

Part I | Winterville, GA | An Independent Little Historic Train Town

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.



Celebrate the Winterville Library's 44th Birthday & Bookstore Remodel!

June 9th
12pm - 2 pm

Join us at the library for cake!

Snacks, baked goods, and punch provided by FOWL and the Library Advisory Board.

Then at 6 pm a concert will be provided by Blind Orphan Kitty.

6-6-18 - Final City of Winterville Comprehensive Plan (PDF)

View Marigold Festival photos at More News story link below

more news stories...

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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