2019 Adopted Budget

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Stephens County, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, is known for its friendly people, progressive government, quality schools, ruggedness and scenic beauty. Among the most scenic areas of the county are the 900-foot-high Currahee Mountain, the last mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, and 186-foot-high Toccoa Falls.

This area of Georgia was Originally inhabited by American Indians and the first non-Indians in the area were Revolutionary War veterans who settled here just after that war. The Cherokee Indians called these mountains Sah-ka-na'-ga - "The Great Blue Hills of God." Part of Currahee Mountain is included in the 750,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest.

Explore our website and find out why Stephens County is a great place to start a business or industry, live and work and raise a family.

Holiday Schedule

  • New Years Day - January 1, 2019
  • MLK Jr Day - January 21, 2019
  • Good Friday - April 19, 2019
  • Memorial Day - May 27, 2019
  • Independence Day - July 4, 2019
  • Labor Day - September 2, 2019
  • Veterans Day - November 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day - November 28 and 29, 2019
  • Christmas - December 24 and 25, 2019

Stephens County is in compliance with Georgia Code (O.C.G.A. Section 13-10-91), which requires that all public employers register and participate with E-Verify. Stephens County has been participating in the E-Verify system since March 12, 2008. The Stephens County ID number is 106677.

Anyone wishing to speak at a Stephens County Board of Commission meeting must fill out a Meeting Appearance Form and turn into the County Clerk, 37 W. Tugalo Street, no later than the Friday prior to the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting.

An announcement will be made prior to the beginning of the work session that if you have not filled out the Meeting Appearance Form and wish to speak, your request will be heard and taken into consideration but no answer will be provided during the meeting of the request.

2018 Current Year Digest and 5 Year History

Request to Speak at Meetings Form

SPLOST Expenditures 2009

SPLOST Expenditures 2014

FY 2017 Financial Report