Welcome to Lamar County!



Welcome to Lamar County, Georgia, a place of growth and development filled with tradition and small town values. Lamar County, with rolling landscapes and pecan and pine trees, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry. Home is Just Better Here!

EMERGENCY ALERTS 

The Executive Order

2020_08_31_Public Health SOE through October 10

2020_08_31(02)_Empowering a Health Georgia through September 15

Testing Site Upson County  (1-800-847-4262) 

 Lamar County Notifications

Call your doctor before going to see them if you think you are at risk for COVID-19. That allows them to take precautions before you arrive to protect others in the waiting room. The same measures that are urged to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus are increasingly important for all Georgians:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For  More Information Contact Debbie Heard: Executive Assist./BOH Liaison301 Main Street Ph. 706-298-7727 Follow us on Twitter http://www/twitter.com/D4publichealthWebsite http://www.district4health.organd Facebook http://facebook.com/District4Health and https://www.facebook.com/CCBOH/Visit our website http://www.district4health.org and www.claytoncountypublichealth.org Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/D4publichealth and https://twitter.com/CCBOH Facebook http://www/facebook.com/District4Health debbi.heard@dph.ga.gov LaGrange, GA 30240 District 4 Public Health
Human Trafficking Hotline Number
1-888-373-7888

For immediate assistance, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can reach the Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in more than 200 languages. All calls are confidential and answered live by highly trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates.
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Notice of Property Tax Increase The Lamar County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 2.55 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA on August 11th, 9 AM, and 6:00 PM. Times and place of additional public hearing on this tax increase are at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA on August 18th at 6:00 PM. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 13.157 mills, an increase of .327 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $12.43 and the proposed increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $39.24.
  PRESS RELEASE  McKenzie Road at Martin Dairy Road is closed down to one lane of traffic until repairs can be scheduled.
Transit Buses are running on schedule!!! Pavielle Ludlow, M.S.  Transit Program Manager Three Rivers Regional Commission P.O. Box 818 120 North Hill Street Griffin, GA  30224 Phone:  678-692-0510 Cell: 678-972-7803 FAX:  678-692-0513  
BOARD OF ELECTIONS ANNOUCEMENT  Voting Information for the November 3, 2020 General/Special Election The voter registration deadline for the November 3, 2020 General Election and the City of Milner Special Election is Monday, October 5, 2020. Advance Voting: Lamar County Board of Elections and Registration Office, 408 Thomaston Street Suite D, Barnesville, GA 30204: Monday, October 12, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday voting will be held on October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Remember, there is no voting the Monday before the election. All polling precincts will be open on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Absentee ballots can be requested online at https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov. For more information please call us at (770) 358-5235.
Lamar County Board of Commissioners Regular Scheduled Meetings: September 15th, 2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84128048556?pwd=WXQxNDRJZlkxWStrdmVOVGJTWUhMZz09 Meeting ID: 841 2804 8556 Password: 067509
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE The Lamar County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.55 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the Assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county 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 adjust 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 years’ digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred. The budget tentatively adopted by the Lamar County Board of Commissioners requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback rate, therefore, before the Lamar County Board of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase. Millage Rollback  2020 5yr history   
ANIMAL CONTROL  For All Animal Control Calls Please Contact 770-358-5090   Image result for Dog And Cats
Lamar County Announcement  Lamar County has Masks Available for Pickup.  One (1) Pack per Family and while supplies last. Pickup Location Lamar County Board of Commissioners 408 Thomaston Street Barnesville, Ga. 30204    
Notice to Property Owners and Occupants concerning visits to your Property. Georgia Law (OCGA § 48-5-264.1) requires property owners and occupants be provided reasonable notice prior to a site visit conducted by or on behalf of the Lamar County Board of Assessors. In accordance with this law, please be advised that the Lamar County Appraisal Staff will be visiting properties in the NORTH END OF THE COUNTY FOR THE REST OF 2020 AND 2021. The purpose of this visit will be to verify correctness of the improvements in our records. The appraiser will only gather necessary property information about the outside of any improvements and take photographs. The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If the appraiser is not allowed access to your property, estimations will be performed. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, or if there are any questions regarding the visit, do not hesitate to contact the Lamar County Assessor’s Office at 770-358-5161. As a courtesy the appraiser will knock on the door first and then if there is no answer, he will walk around the outside of any improvements on the property. It is not required that someone must be home, or someone answer the door. The appraiser’s name currently is James Thomas Williams (Tom) and he drives a 2017 White GMC Sierra Pickup with tag # RUV8593 Hart County, GA. With a Lamar County emblem on the side of the door.    
Please click on the link below to access the form for the Blue Reflective Light Signs: Blue 911 sign letter 2019

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing our children, families and community.

Welcome to the Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative: Region 4 122 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204-1526

Kellie Mercer:  Executive Director lamarcountyfcc@gmail.com 678-572-8286, Phone 770-358-5020, Fax

Deidra Fitzpatrick: Chair dfitzpatrick@augusta.edu

  LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING  COVID-19 What we are doing: ·         Lamar County is monitoring national and local recommendations and will continue to update the site above with the latest information and updates. ·         Plans are in place to respond should any of our communities be directly affected. What you can do: ·         Please review and follow all CDC recommendations listed on their website and on our website above.      
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until October  10th,  2020 because the Health Department has recommended that Senior Citizens take extra measures to lesson the risk of exposure.  All Meals on Wheels Clients will continue to receive their scheduled meals as well as the Senior Citizens during this time.  The Senior Center Director, Antionette Watts and Staff will report to work as usual during this time. FOR MORE INFORMATON PLEASE CONTACT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 770-358-5361.    

The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The project adds two, non-tolled, truck-only lanes along I-75 in the northbound direction from the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to SR 155 in the  McDonough area. The lanes will be separated from the general purpose lanes by concrete barriers. Delivery of this project in 2028 incorporates the 2017 Executive Order of One Federal Decision/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) acceleration. While we have yet to realize the true impact of the new process, we are confident that this streamlining will have positive impacts on the delivery of all major projects. Questions can be sent to 75CVL@dot.ga.gov or by calling the project hotline at 678-528-7275. Thank you for your participation and support.