Resposible for assigning new addresses and responding to concerns from citizens that affect the quality of life within the county, such as illegal dumping, overgrown lots or yards, inoperable vehicles, illegal moving, junkyards, dilapidated buildings, and etc. by enforcing the codes in accordance with the Burke County Land Development Code.
Responsible for Payroll, Accounts Payable, Financial Management and General Administration for the County and the Board of Commissioners. SPLOST PROJECTS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Burke County participates in the E-Verify Program: ID Number 102864, Registered February 26, 2008.
The Waynesboro Burke County Airport(BXG) is located at 475 Airport Road, just off of Hwy 25 South. Currently there is a 3500' runway and a pilots lounge with limited facilities.
Burke County does not provide Animal Control Services however it does contract with Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue to provide Spay and Neuter Services for County residents.
The Burke County Archives Building is a repository for County, Family and Church records. It is a great place to do genealogical and historical research. The Board of Commissioners has contracted with the Burke County Genealogical Society to operate the facility.
Information on the Burke Medical Center. A hospital owned and operated by the Burke County Hospital Authority.
Provides Rural Transportation Service on a per call basis
Services include Civil & Criminal Records For Superior & State Court, Domestic Relations Cases, Juvenile Cases, Military Discharges, Notary Public Applications & Renewals, Passport Applications & Real Estate Transactions
Burke County Cooperative Extension is a cooperative program between the University of Georgia and Burke County. The Extension program provides Ag producers with information on the latest technology, research, and marketing strategies; helps parents balance the pressures of home, work and children; and provides families with information on nutrition and food safety as well as providing youth with a variety of educational opportunities.
Recruits new industry and supports expansion of existing industry for the Waynesboro/Burke County Industrial Park.
The Board of Elections and Registration conducts all elections and maintains voter registration records, list and regulations governing both.
Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management
Maintain buildings owned by the Burke County Board of Commissioners.
• Building Maintenance
• Lawn/Landscape Maintenance
• Janitorial Maintenance
• Parking Lot Maintenance
• Rental Supervision
• Delivering Voting Machines
"To Empower our Youth with Positive Knowledge"
Juvenile Court is the primary agency for the judicial functions relating to persons under the age of seventeen years. The Court is required to recieve and dispose of complaints in a manner that is in the best interest of the child and the community. Complaints are recieved from the Sheriff's Department, Board of Education and the community. Charges may be disposed of by Dismissal, Informal Probation, Formal Probation, or placing the youth in custody of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
The Court receives and disposes of all traffic citations issued to a person under the age of seventeen and hear cases referred by the Department of Family and Children Services. Those cases referred by the Department of Family and Children Services are reviewed for progress by the Citizen Panel for foster care review under the jurisdiction of Juvenile Court.
The Court provides an opportunity for accountability and rehabilitation through a variety of programs, such as Anger Management, Decision Making, Character Education, Adolescent Safe Passage, Substance Abuse and Life Skills Program,and Truancy Reduction Program.
Judge Flanagan and staff from the Juvenile Court are available to speak at all schools. Our purpose is to enlighten all students of the process and procedures of Juvenile Court and choices and consequences. Hopefully, through these presentations, students will be empowered to make wise decisions.
JUVENILE COURT: HOW IT WORKS
Who are the people in Juvenile Court?
1. JUDGE: The Judge hears cases and decides questions of law in court.
2. STATE'S ATTORNEY: Usually the District Attorney (the "D.A." or "Prosecutor") is the one accusing the juvenile.
3. DEFENSE ATTORNEY: This person's job is to ask for what the juvenile wants. For example, he or she may help the juvenile get out of detention, or avoid having to pay a fine.
4. THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM(sometimes): When a child has been abused or neglected, sometimes the child has a guardian ad litem(GAL). The GAL asks for what is "in the child's best interest, for example, staying with grandma instead of mom.
5. PROBATION OFFICER OR SOCIAL WORKER(DFCS): This person is responsible for a juvenile's case, to make sure the juvenile gets the treatment they need, and to make sure they fulfill their community service hours or other court orders.
6. CLERKS: Sit in court and record everything that people say.
7. BAILIFFS: These are usually county sheriff deputies. A juvenile could get in trouble with the bailiff if they are rude to the Judge.
**IF A JUVENILE RECEIVES A TRAFFIC CITATION**
Call the Department of Juvenile Justice office at 706-437-6845 to find out when their court date will be. The juvenile and parent will receive a notice to appear for traffic court in the mail approximately 3 weeks before their court appearance. A parent must accompany the juvenile to court on this date. If the juvenile is found guilty of the traffic violation, he/she may have to pay a fine, supervision fee, attend T.I.P.(Traffic Intervention Program),and/or suspension of drivers license. The Judge may impose more or less sanctions depending on the charge and circumstances.
A person age 17 or older who was previously adjudicated as delinquent or unruly in juvenile court may file a request for sealing of records. The special procedure for sealing is available only if, after a minimum two year interim period following the final discharge of a juvenile from any official restraint, he/she has not been convicted of any criminal, delinquent, or unruly offense, nor are any such charges currently pending against him/her.
Magistrate Court's jurisdiction civil claims of $15,000.00 or less, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord, tenant and civil cases are made to the Superior and State Court.
Magistrate Judges & Administration
Sterling Wimberly, Chief Magistrate
Gloria Johnson, Magistrate
Emanuel Larkin, Jr., Magistrate
Clifford Carter, Jr., Magistrate
Cynthia D. Kelley, Deputy Clerk/Magistrate
Charlese Washington, Deputy Clerk
Lena Travis, Deputy Clerk
Museum of local history for Burke County and Waynesboro. Open by appointment and staffed by volunteers.
This department is responsible for:
* Planning and Zoning for Burke County
* Issuing Building Permits
* Issuing Electrical Permits
* Issuing Mechanical Permits
* Performing Inspections on new and exisiting construction
Proudly providing recreation opportunities and facilities for the residents of Burke County.
Hephzibah-Keysville Road will remain closed at McBean Creek due to construction. It is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
Some of the Responsibilites:
* Grade roads
* Install driveway pipe on county roads
* Put up road name signs, stop signs, & etc.
* Issue timber permits
* Cut grass on shoulders of the road
* Cut bushes along the road
Burke County Contracts with the CSRA EOA to operate its Senior Centers
Provides Law Enforcement services for Burke County, supports the Court System and operates the County Jail
Jackson E. Cox is the Solicitor General for the State Court of Burke County.
Responsible for collection of solid waste from dumpsters around the county and disposal of waste via the Burke County Transfer Station. The Department operates the Solid Waste Transfer Station, the Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill.
STORM DEBRIS FROM THE RECENT TORNADO CAN BE BROUGHT THE THE LANDFILL FOR DISPOSAL. SET UP AN ACCOUNT AT THE SCALEHOUSE AND THE ACCOUNTS WILL BE SETTLED ONCE THE SITES HAVE BEEN CLEARED.
BURKE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IS PART OF THE AUGUSTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
For more information and for parcel maps and information go to http://qpublic.net/ga/burke/
Periodically Field Appraisers visit various properties throughout the county to verify information we have on file. The Field Appraiser will be driving an appropriately marked county vehicle and present proper identification to the property owner when requested. At present the only field appraisers representing the Tax Assessors Office are Ken Moses & Phillip Wren.
If you have concerns about the identity of anyone claiming to represent our office, please call us at 706.554.2607 for verification.
Bills and Collects Property Taxes, Issues Tags and Titles, Issues Mobile Home Decals, Issues Mobile Home Moving Permits, Collects Fees for Beer & Wine Licenses, Issues Disabled Persons Parking Placards