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Lynn Saxon
Finance Director


We are located at the Telecom Administration Building, 230 N. McIntosh Street, Elberton, Georgia. Our phone number is 706-213-3100 or fax 706-213-3125. Our Finance Director is Lynn Saxon you can contact her at

The Finance Department, among other duties, collects revenues and pays bills for the City of Elberton, including payroll for more than 150 employees. Payments, made in person, may be made by Visa/MasterCard credit or automatic bank draft from any bank location. The City will accept credit card payments by phone for electricity, water, sewer, gas, solid waste, internet, and/or any miscellaneous payment. For our customer's convenience, the City of Elberton provides a "one page" billing for all services provided by the City of Elberton.

The Finance Office is completely computerized, utilizing state of the art hardware and software.


The City of Elberton welcomes new business and urges them to use the following procedures for obtaining an Occupational (Business) License. Prior to applying for the license, the applicant should have the following:

1. The exact address of the business (including suite# or apt#) and the location's zoning. Please contact the City's Planning and Zoning Department for determination of zoning.

2. If the business requires new construction, renovation, or sign permits, please contact the City's Building Department for the appropriate code requirements and necessary permits.

3. A completed application is then submitted to the Finance Department.

Prior to issuance of the Occupational License, the following must be complied with:

A. If state licenses are required, copies of those licenses showing dates of expiration must be presented.

B. If building construction is needed, a certificate of occupancy must be on file.

C. If a business is incorporated, a certificate of good standing or if a now-Georgia corporation corporation, a certificate of authority. Both certificates can be obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State.

D. If the business is a partnership, the full name and address of all partners must be filed.

E. All fees must be paid in full.

Occupational taxes are based on a tax rate according to type of business (SIC Code) multiplied by annual gross receipts (estimated for new businesses).

The Finance Department organizes and coordinates the budget process, produces a budget for the City Manager, and provides information to the Council during the adoption process. The Council has final authority for adopting the Annual Budget as well as establishing the ad valorem property tax levy. Currently, Elberton establishes a tax rate, rolls back the rate in accordance with state law procedures for utilization of the Local Option Sales Tax, and in reality does not levy a property tax. The General Fund operations are primarily funded through Local Option Sales Tax, Fines and Forfeits, charges for services, and utility fund subsidies.


Contact Us

City of Elberton
P.O. Box 70
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-3100

Elberton Utilities
234 N. McIntosh St.
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-3278
Customer Service
P.O. Box 70
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-3278


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