The City of Cedartown will be closed for Thanksgiving holidays on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m.

A conditional use PUBLIC NOTICE for 1031 South Main Street can be viewed here.

Three students graduate from Cedartown Biz Builder Program

Three students graduate from Cedartown Biz Builder Program

Cedartown, Ga. – November 16, 2015:  Students enrolled in the City of Cedartown’s 2015 Biz Builder program were all smiles last Thursday night, as they received their certificates of completion in front of city leaders, friends and family. Students Elizabeth Erwin, Cindy Roberson and Colleetoe Sanders received their certificates after completing the five-month business educationContinue Reading

Employee Spotlight: Bruce Lay

Employee Spotlight: Bruce Lay

We want to introduce you to Bruce Lay. Bruce works at the Cedartown Water Plant on Wissahickon Avenue. A City of Cedartown employee since 1990, Bruce has worked for 25 years in varying roles including water meter reader and water maintenance. Currently, Bruce serves as an operator at the water plant, making sure that Cedartown’s waterContinue Reading

Two blighted structures demolished; City continues work as a Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) participant

Two blighted structures demolished; City continues work as a Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) participant

  Cedartown, Ga. – November 9, 2015:  The City of Cedartown has made notable advancements in its effort to clean up neighborhoods marred by blight. In the last three months, two structures – 211 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 214 Turner Street — have been demolished. The two recent demolitions can be deemed asContinue Reading

Public invited to Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11

Public invited to Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11

  Cedartown, Ga. – November 5, 2015:  Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats will be the keynote speaker at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Cedartown this coming Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at the Cedartown Veterans Park on East Avenue at 11 a.m. Organized by the Veterans Committee, the ceremony will also include anContinue Reading

What are City Hall’s normal business hours?

Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

We do not close for lunch.

Our telephone number is 770-748-3220 and our fax number is 770-748-8962. We are located at 201 East Avenue.

What utility services does the City of Cedartown provide?

We provide commercial and residential water, sewer and garbage service. The City’s water is provided by Big Spring, the second largest limestone spring in the southeast. We pride ourselves on the quality of our water. Click here to access the latest water quality report.

The City contracts through a private company to provide garbage pick-up. When you apply for garbage service, a polycart will be delivered to your residence. Only household trash placed in that polycart will be serviced. Pick-ups take place early Friday morning, and the City recommends taking out your trash on Thursday evening (holiday schedules are an exception to this recommendation).

Click here for a utility services form.

How do I apply for these services?

All new utility accounts must be applied for in person at City Hall, 201 East Avenue. You can speed up the process by downloading and filling out the utility services form online. Be prepared to show your driver’s license or State-issued ID. If you are renting or leasing the property where water service is requested, you are required to show a copy of the rental or lease agreement and must include the property owner’s name, signature and telephone number.

To access a PDF of our Water Service Policy and Optional Leak Protection.

How will I be charged for these services?

Water fees are assessed based on household usage. Meters are read by a uniformed city employee every month. Leak Protection is strongly recommended.

Garbage fees are billed at $12.50 per month per polycart for residential service and $25.50 per month per polycart for commercial service.

When is my water bill due?

All water bills are due and payable the 10th day of each month.

I need to know zoning information for a specific piece of property. How do I find that out?

Click here for a zoning map of Cedartown. Use your computer’s Ctrl key or Open Apple key and your plus and minus keys to zoom in and out for easier viewing.

If you have further questions, please contact Joseph Martin at 770-748-3220, ext. 216.


I am building a home in Cedartown. How do I secure a building permit?

Building permits are issued by our code enforcement officer, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or make an appointment with our Building Inspector by calling 770-748-3220, ext. 216. For more information on the process and a link to our codes and ordinances, click here.

How do I report a pothole or a street that needs attention?

You can call our City Shop at 770-748-6977 or file an online work order here.

When are City property taxes due and how are they assessed?

City taxes are due on December 1st of every year. Property values on land are assessed by the Polk County Tax Assessors office.