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The City Manager maintains an open-door policy. If you have a compliment or a concern, call (706) 752-7957 for an appointment or drop by to visit with him when he is in his office, located at 132 North Main Street.
If you would like to make a presentation or have more than a brief public comment, please contact the City Clerk at (706) 342-1251 x1205.
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The board applies its design standards (Zoning Ordinance, Section 642) and generally uses the historic standards as a reference.
For conceptual review, a preliminary site plan addressing impervious surfaces (access, parking, impervious surface ratio) and pervious surfaces (landscape, perimeter, islands, stormwater facitilites) and a front elevation or photographs of a proposed structure will be sufficient.
For final review, a site plan, landscape plan with lighting plan, and all elevations are required.
Madison has another special tax district out at the General Commercial Corridor, the Interstate 20 (I20-STD), established to offset the cost of Interchange lighting in order to attract night customers and travelers. CBD-STD Map
The millage rate for the City of Madison for 2010 was 4.794, or $4.794 per $1,000 of taxable value.
If you live anywhere else in the county, call Georgia Forestry at 1-877-OK2BURN (652-2876).
If a fire is being investigated, the final report could be delayed as long as it takes to complete the investigation. State reports are available 30 days after the incident.
Yes. The Madison Historic Preservation Commission uses both national and local design standards. The Madison Historic Preservation Manual, as well as the Design Criteria, are available online. The Madison Preservation Manual, reprinted in 2001, is also available for $20 by contacting (706) 752-7952.
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Yes. Georgia's Department of Community Affairs (DCA) operates the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program, which provides first mortgage loans, down payment assistance, and home buyer education to eligible home buyers. There are also Federal Housing Administration Loans, and others. See our site here for more First Time Homebuyers Resources
First, share your concern in writing with your landlord. Second, file a complaint because the City can address some items (link below). Third, visit the Quick Links on our Housing Home Page to connect to Georgia's Department of Community Affairs (DCA) publication, Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook.
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Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook
If you believe you have experienced discrimination in housing, the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity | Fair Housing Division (FHD) has an online complaint form. Fair Housing Complaint Form
No, each of the four municipalities in Morgan County has its own zoning regulations. The inverse is also true - the City of Madison does not regulate zoning in Morgan County and can not answer questions about Morgan County’s zoning regulations. You may either visit our offices at 162 N. Main Street or call (706) 342-1251 x1226 if you are uncertain as to whether your property is located in the City of Madison’s jurisdiction. When asking for free zoning verification, please assist us by having the street address and/or tax parcel of the property.
The Planning Department maintains the City of Madison's official zoning map. An unofficial copy is updated regularly and is on display in the Main Street & Planning offices at City Hall, and the official signed copy is held by the City Clerk. You may either visit our offices or call (706) 342-1251 x1226 to find out what a parcel of land is zoned. When asking for free zoning verification, please assist us by having the street address and/or tax parcel number of the property.
For plat review, please bring four original signed copies (maximum size - 11 inches by 17 inches) for review and recording purposes. There is no charge for plat review if the plat creates no new buildable lots of record. [NOTE: Bring additional copies if you would like signed copies for yourself.] Once a plat is approved, please take the plat for recording to the Clerk of Superior Court. For recording fees, please check with Morgan County at (706) 342-3605.
Please contact Karen Roberston at (706) 342-1251 ext. 1206 for the limitations and policy regarding use of the municipal logo.
To report missed garbage pickups, please contact City Hall at (706) 342-1251 then dial 0.
Service shifts slightly when a city holiday falls. Every effort is made to shift forward so that if customers forget, they can leave their cart out for the pick-up next day. However, some holidays like Thanksgiving require pick-up earlier in the week.
For holidays on a Monday (MLK Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day): Monday customers will have a Tuesday pick-up and Tuesday customers will have a Wednesday pick-up. All other routes remain the same.
For the Good Friday Holiday:Thursday customers will have a Wednesday pick-up and Friday customers will have a Thursday pick-up. All other routes remain the same.
For the Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday & Friday customers will have a Wednesday pick-up. All other routes remain the same.
For the New Years Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, and Christmas Holidays: These holidays change each year with respect to day of the week, please check the Alert Center for route changes.
Note: Our recycling vendor picks up on Mondays, holiday or not, unless Christmas falls on a Monday in which case recycling shifts to Tuesday.
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Using this tool, Madison ensures that the best available package of State incentives is available to both new and expanding businesses, thereby encouraging economic development and redevelopment in the targeted area and that the city will remain competitive with surrounding communities. All About Our Opportunity Zones