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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

City Council Tentative Agenda

City of Winterville
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:30 pm – City Hall

Regular Meeting

A.            Call to Order – Mayor Ferrelle

B.            Pledge

C.            Approval of Minutes – January 8, 2018 & Called Meeting January 22, 2019

D.            Unfinished Business

E.            New Business

1.        HPC Ordinance Amendment (VOTE)

2.        Winterville Volunteer Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (VOTE)

3.        Design Guidelines HPC Winterville Historic District.  The total cost of the project is $8,000.  $7,000 will be offset by the NEGRC planning contract from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  The City is responsible for the $1000.00 upon completion of the project. (VOTE)

4.        HVAC Service Quotes (VOTE)

5.        2019 TSPLOST/2021 SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee (VOTE)

6.        Gambler’s Ride/Twilight Event April 27th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (VOTE)

7.        Police Car 04 (Vote to approve sale)

8.        Fire Department Truck Sale (Vote to approve sale)

9.        Ordinance Discussion with City Attorney

a.          Food Service Ordinance

b.         Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

c.          Int’l Mechanical Code Ordinance

d.         Int’l Pool and Spa Code

F.           Committee Reports:

                1.            Public Finance – Councilpersons Snow & Quinn

                2.            Community Center – JoAnn Snow

                3.            Public Safety – Councilpersons Farmer & Keen

4.            Public Works – Councilpersons Farmer & Keen

G.           Library Report – Deirdre Murray

H.            Clerk’s Report – Wendy Bond

I.             City Attorney’s Report – David Ellison

J.             Mayor’s Report – Dodd Ferrelle

K.            Public Comments

L.             Announcements

M            Adjournment

Wendy L. Bond     
City of Winterville
PO Box 306
125 North Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 FAX

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!


Town Hall with Mayor Ferrelle

Dear Wintervillians, 

Let's talk!

Please join me in the Train Depot Monday, January 28th at 6 p.m. 

We have a very busy 2019 ahead of us so come find out what's coming our way and how you can be a part of planning the future. 

Topics will include 2021 SPLOST, Firefly Trail, Safe Routes to School, Farmer's Market, Auditorium, Historic Preservation, Education and much more. 


Dodd I, Ferrelle, Mayor

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

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

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.

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2019 Read the January - March Gazette





Santa Photos Are Here!

Santa photos taken at the Christmas in the Park night.



12/14/18  - 

The City of Winterville has 2 vacancies on the Planning & Zoning Committee. Anyone wishing to fill any vacancy is encouraged to submit an application to Winterville City Hall.  Read more here.

HGTV's House Hunter Episode with the Mayor & Family

The Mayor's Musings

A House Fit for the Mayor HGTV Episode

The HGTV House Hunter's Episode featuring Mayor Dodd and his family will air Tuesday, November 27th at 10 PM.  

She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.

Updated Weather Alert for October10th & 11th

Dear Wintervillians,
Strong storms will be coming through our area this evening and tomorrow so take precaution. The Community Center will be our emergency shelter in case you are displaced from your home. 
 If you need to shelter at the Winterville Center, please remember to bring essentials with you:  medicines, pillows, blankets, flashlights, radios, bottled water,light packaged foods, etc.  Enough for a few days.
If you need help or shelter and it is not an emergency please call 706-742-7348 for information. Be safe!
Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

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