Hancock County, Georgia
The Hidden Jewel of Georgia
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
May 28 2020 Mask Giveaway
HANCOCK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND HANCOCK COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR WILL BE DISTRIBUTING MASKS TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST ON MAY 28, 2020 AT 11:00 A.M. WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE CITIZENS OF HANCOCK COUNTY AND DOING WHAT WE CAN TO ASSIST DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. SINCERELY HANCOCK COUNTY COMMISSION AND EMA SERVICES
EARLY VOTING CHANGE OF LOCATION
Please be advised that due to the state of emergency resulting from COVID-19, and in order to promote safety through social distancing, the Hancock Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) has decided to change the location for Early Voting for the Presidential Preference and the Local Primary Election. Early Voting will be held May 18, 2020 thru June 05, 2020. This change is for EARLY VOTING ONLY.
The new location will be:
The Hancock County Youth Center
12560 Augusta Hwy. E., Sparta Ga
(The Skating Rink)
Voter Registration Deadline: May 11, 2020
Early Voting: May 18, 2020 – June 05, 2020
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at: 706-444-5259 and we will address your concerns. Thank You.
DROP BOX FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS
A "Drop Box" for Absentee Ballots is available in the BOER lobby for our voters.
COVID 19 Testing Public Notice
Hancock County Board of Commissioners and Hancock County Board of Education are very excited about partnering with the National Guard and Augusta University Health System to provide COVID-19 testing in the Hancock County Community. Please click here to learn more.
Board of Commissioners Meeting Cancellation/Rescheduling
This is a notice cancelling/rescheduling the April 22, 2020 Regular Meeting. In preparation for future meetings, measures are being explored to ensure safety for all. Click here for more information.
Hancock County Election & Voter Registration Updates
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there have been changes in regards to the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary, Nonpartisan and Special Election. Please click here for the updated dates and times.
Hancock County Courthouse and County Office Closures
Hancock County Courthouse and County Offices will be closed the week of March 23 – March 27 as precautionary measures to possible COVID 19 contamination. Hancock Senior Center/Transit and Road Department will be operational. Senior Center is closed through May 1, 2020 and only will be delivering congregate meals to seniors during this period.
Hancock County Senior Center Temporary Closure
In conjunction with CSRA Regional Commission COVID – 19 Emergency Preparedness Plan and as recommended, the Hancock County Senior Center will close for two weeks. Beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Senior congregate meals will be delivered by Hancock County Transit. Hancock County Transit will be operational until further notice.
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Make sure you know how to protect yourself and your community from getting or spreading illnesses like COVID-19.
What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19 CDC
Click here to learn more about what to do if you contract COVID-19.
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Georgia
Click here to learn more about the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia.
COMPLIANCE OF OUR SECTION 5311 RURAL TRANSIT SYSTEM WITH ADA
Is our Section 5311 Rural Transit System Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
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Sparta Hancock Historic Preservation Commission
Meetings are scheduled for the Second Thursday of Each Month at 5:30 P.M.
Sparta City Council Chambers
12912 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020
- MONDAY JANUARY 20, 2020 – MARTIN LUTHER KING
- MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2020 – PRESIDENT’S DAY
- FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020 – GOOD FRIDAY
- MONDAY MAY 25, 2020 – MEMORIAL DAY
- FRIDAY JULY 3, 2020 – INDEPENDENCE DAY
- MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 – LABOR DAY
- MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2020 – COLUMBUS DAY
- WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2020 – VETERAN’S DAY
- THURSDAY & FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 -27, 2020 – THANKSGIVING
- THURSDAY & FRIDAY DECEMBER 24 -25, 2020 – CHRISTMAS
- FRIDAY JANUARY 1, 2021 – NEW YEARS DAY
September-November 2019 Informative Report
Hancock County Board of Commissioners Informative Report Prepared By: Borderick D. Foster, County Clerk – Road Administrator
Budget Adoption Information
- 2019 Proposed General Fund Budget Hearing - Adoption of 2019 General Fund Budget - Notice of Property Tax Increase Click here to see Public Notice
CURRENT 2019 PROPERTY TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY
Click here to see the CURRENT 2019 PROPERTY TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY in PDF
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Are You Homeless or At Risk?
Have You Served in the Military?
Let the SSVF Program Help.
Back Rent, Utility and Rent Deposits, Utility and Rent Payment, Childcare, Emergency Assistance, Transportation
Click here for more information
Free Resource for Senior Citizens
Find out about a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support, organizations, and available care options that are in every city in Georgia that can help senior citizens stay connected with their community.
Hancock County Public Notice of Current 2018 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy
The Hancock County Board of Commissioners does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held in the Hancock County Board room on the third floor on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The millage rate adoption will be held in the Hancock County Board room on August 24, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.
Human Resources Policies
Starting a new job is sometimes unsettling and a little confusing. This employee handbook has been developed to help get acquainted and answer many of your questions.
Announcing Hancock County's Transit System, affordable basic transportation for All Hancock County Citizens! For more information, call: (706) 444-7767
Announcing Hancock County's Transit System, affordable basic transportation for All Hancock County Citizens! Daily round trip fairs of $15 per rider to Sandersville, Milledgeville, Eatonton, Warrenton and Greensboro, as well as other locations/ types of transport at other rates. For more information, call: (706) 444-7767.
Hancock County Public Notice of Past Years History Tax Digest
Hancock County GA public notice of past five years history of tax digest and levy, years 2012 through 2017.
Buy A Brick: Hancock County American Legion Post No. 83 War Veteran Memorial Project
The Hancock County American Legion Post No. 83 announces the second phase or their project to remember Hancock County veterans. They are selling engraved bricks to be used as paving in new walkways in War Memorial Square in front of the Courthouse, replacing crumbling concrete walkways. The bricks will be sold for $30 each. The person remembered has to: • Be on active duty or received an honorable discharge from any branch of service, from any time period; • Can be living or deceased • Can be purchased for yourself, family, or friends. For more information or to Buy a Brick, contact the Hancock County American Legion Post 83: Rick Joslyn/ (706) 444-7412
Hancock County Planing & Zoning Office Relocation
The Hancock County Planning and Zoning Office will be relocating to its new location of 40 Courthouse Square, formerly the Magistrate Court behind the Hancock County Courthouse, new address is effective August 7, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Esther Dotson, Planning & Zoning Administrator: 706-444-0978 or Borderick D. Foster, County Clerk- Road Administrator: 706-444-5746, EXT 2003.
Water Well Trust Seeks Low Income Households to Qualify for Remaining Grant Monies
Application deadline for the Water Well Project is approaching; Hancock county households are eligible to apply for a WWT loan for receiving a new water well or rehab an existing one. Applicant must be the owner/ occupant of the home as the primary resident among other requirements. To learn more or apply, visit the Water Well Trust site by clicking here.
Accommodations for Individuals with disabilities are available upon request at Public meetings.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us: Borderick Foster County Clerk- Road Administrator Hancock County Board of Commisssioners Office: (706) 444-5746 EXT 2003
Click here to see the Hancock County 2014 Budget
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Welcome to Hancock County!
Welcome to the Hidden Jewel of Georgia, Hancock County. One cannot visit our beautiful county without immediately inquiring about our county’s rich history that makes us what we are. Just the approach from Hwy. 15 North, with the magnificent courthouse at the top of the hill, rivals any other in the State of Georgia. Many travelers have marveled at the sight, and many writers have mentioned Sparta and Hancock County.
Hancock County was created in 1793 as Georgia’s 15th County, and the City of Sparta was chartered in 1805. Hancock County was originally part of Greene and Washington Counties, and was named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Major Charles Abercrombie, a Revolutionary War solider was granted extensive land grants and from his land grant in Hancock County, he “laid out the lots” for the City of Sparta, including the “public lots” for the courthouse and the square.
Four Georgia governors have hailed from Hancock County: William Rabun, James McDonald, Nathaniel Harris, and William Northern.
Hancock County is one of the most historic counties in Georgia, with over 600 historic sites and structures. It has been noted that Hancock County has “a concentration of historic architecture you won’t see anywhere else in the State of Georgia.”
We welcome you to our newly redesigned website, and urge to take a “step back in time” and personally visit us when you can!
County seat: Sparta
Date of county incorporation: December 17, 1793.
Population (2012 estimates of US Census Bureau): 8,996
Land area (2010, US Census Bureau): 471.84 square miles
Persons per square mile (2010, US Census Bureau): 20.0