Hancock County, Georgia

The Hidden Jewel of Georgia

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Notice to the Public

On Monday, October 26, 2020, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-386(a)(3) the Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration shall begin Early processing of Absentee Ballots.

Early processing shall take place at the BOER office located at 9091 E. Broad St., Sparta, GA at 5:00pm.

If there are any questions please contact the BOER at (706)-444-5259. Thank You.

PUBLIC NOTICE

HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
12630 BROAD STREET
SPARTA, GEORGIA 31087
July 5, 2020

DUE TO POSSIBLE COVID – 19 CONTAMINATION

HANCOCK COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONERS OFFICE
9031 BROAD STREET
SPARTA GA 31087
- WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE INCLUDING THE DRIVE THRU.
- WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE BUT IT IS OUR DUTY TO PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES AND CITIZENS TO BEST OF OUR ABILITY.
- ALL TAX OFFICE RELATED CONCERNS WILL BE ADDRESSED ACCORDINGLY & DIRECTED TO THE PROPER DEPARTMENT
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING HANCOCK COUNTY CLERK – ROAD AMINISTRATOR BORDERICK FOSTER


Ordinance to Establish a Historic Preservation Commission in the City of Sparta and Hancock County

An ordinance to establish a historic preservation commission in the City of Sparta and Hancock County to provide for designation of historic properties or historic districts; to provide for issuance of certificates of appropriateness; to provide for an appeals procedure; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes.

Codes of Ordinances

Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance Pages 1 to 3
Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance Pages 4 to 6
Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance Pages 7 to 9
Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance Pages 10 to 12
Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance Pages 13 to 16

DROP BOX FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS

A "Drop Box" for Absentee Ballots is available in the BOER lobby for our voters.

The Importance of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

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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.

Ordinance to Establish a Historic Preservation Commission in the City of Sparta and Hancock County

An ordinance to establish a historic preservation commission in the City of Sparta and Hancock County to provide for designation of historic properties or historic districts; to provide for issuance of certificates of appropriateness; to provide for an appeals of procedure; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes.

Sparta Hancock Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings are scheduled for the Second Thursday of Each Month at 5:30 P.M.

Location:
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


2019 Informative Reports

Hancock County Board of Commissioners Informative Report Prepared By: Borderick D. Foster, County Clerk – Road Administrator

January 2019 Informative Report

February - April 2019 Informative Report

May 2019 - June 2019 Informative Report

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


2014 BUDGET

budget Click here to see the Hancock County 2014 Budget


Announcements

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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!


Statistics

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

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County History

Hancock County (est. Dec 17, 1793) was named after John Hancock of Mass., the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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Commissioners

The Hancock County Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration of the county business.

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Tax Commissioners

The Hancock County Tax Commission provides the most efficient tax collection system for the citizens of Hancock County.

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Probate Court

Probate court has jurisdiction over issuing marriage licenses, firearm licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual,

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