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Downtown Cedartown Association presents Façade Grant to Holmes Clothing

Downtown Cedartown Association presents Façade Grant to Holmes Clothing

            Cedartown, Ga. – April 21, 2016: Holmes Clothing recently replaced an aging awning cover thanks to a Downtown Cedartown Association Façade Grant. Alex Segura, chair-elect of the Downtown Cedartown Association Board of Directors, was on hand to present the $692.35 check to Ron Casey of Holmes Clothing on Tuesday.Continue Reading

Guzman settling into new role as auditorium director

Guzman settling into new role as auditorium director

Cedartown, Ga. – April 20, 2016: Oscar Guzman has spent the past few months settling into his new role as director of the Cedartown Civic Auditorium. He was appointed in January 2016 by unanimous vote of the Cedartown City Commission. As director, Guzman oversees the general operation of the auditorium, including budget management. He bringsContinue Reading

City undercharging residents on water bill; updated rates take effect in May

City undercharging residents on water bill; updated rates take effect in May

Cedartown, Ga. – April 8, 2016: For the last six years, City of Cedartown water customers have been undercharged for water service due to an administrative oversight that took place in 2010. Correcting the oversight means that city officials must raise the water billing rates of some of their customers starting in May. In 2010,Continue Reading

Residents hoping to form neighborhood watch group

Residents hoping to form neighborhood watch group

Cedartown, Ga. — April 6, 2016: The residents of Peppertown (sometimes called Southside) are coming together in hopes of forming a neighborhood watch group. If you are a resident of that area, please make plans to join them on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Southside Baptist Church, 409 CobbContinue 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.