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Article 1, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. The Census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau.
A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation and more. The disbursement of more than $900 is at stake for 325 federal programs including Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Education, etc.
(Governments, businesses, communities, and nonprofits all rely on the data that these questions produce to make critical decisions.)
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:
For the first time, the Census Bureau will have online questionnaires. Residents may use their computers or mobile phones to complete the Census. For those who don’t go online or call in their responses, paper forms will be distributed and Census workers will go to homes not counted.
No. So, we must ask everyone to participate.
We will work hardest in hard-to-count areas, which are areas where less than 30 percent of the population self-reports.
Hard-to-Count communities are typically comprised of families living on lower incomes, renters, minorities, veterans, and others who are more transient.
The hiring goal for Fulton County is 7,100. Roughly 4,000 have been hired and we are working to help recruit 3,000 more.
Positions for the 2020 Census are temporary with most lasting until September 2020. However, you can visit the Census Careers page or USA Jobs site to search for permanent employment with the Census Bureau.
Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages, which are paid weekly, as well as paid training. In addition, employees doing fieldwork are reimbursed for authorized work-related expenses such as mileage. For more detailed information on specific pay rates, please visit our Pay & Locations page. Fulton County (and most metro Atlanta counties) average is $22 per hour.
Only U.S. citizens are eligible to be hired.
If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. With veterans’ preference, you may receive preference over nonveteran applicants in the hiring process.
When claiming veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10-point preference will need to submit Form SF-15 and related supporting documentation. You can find the SF-15 here.
For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.
No. (And federal SSI or other federal payments will NOT be affected by the Census payments.) The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. All people are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance applying, please contact your area census office for more information. Call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 3; when prompted, enter your ZIP code to be routed to your area census office. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII. If you are interviewed, you can also inquire about accommodations during the interview process.
Applicants who are bilingual in English and other languages are encouraged to apply. However, all hires in the 50 states and Washington, D.C., must be able to speak, read, and write in English.
In Puerto Rico, applicants who do not speak English, but do speak Spanish, can be hired as census takers. However, other positions in Puerto Rico require applicants to be fluent in English and Spanish.
There is no cap on the age for employment. However, you must be at least 18 years or older to be hired for all positions.
Temporary 2020 Census employees are paid weekly through direct deposit or a paycheck in the mail. They can expect to receive their first paycheck 10 to 14 days after their first day of work, and they will receive subsequent paychecks every 7 days.
Yes, field employees will be reimbursed for authorized work expenses such as mileage incurred while conducting census work.
An open record is any documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photos, computer-based, or generated information or similar material prepared and maintained or received in the course of operation of a public office. A person seeking records may fill out an Open Record Request Form.
Open Records Request Form
Describe the address of the problem
If you do not know the address, be prepared to give directions or describe your location
Describe the type of problem
Describe the situation/what is happening
Property tax records are maintained by the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office. To permanently change your mailing address you must submit a written request to the Board of Tax Assessors. This may be done by mail, fax, or in person. The fax number is 404-893-6626. The mailing address is 235 Peachtree Street, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303. You may also visit one of the following convenient locations: South Service Center 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, GA 30349 North Service Center 7741 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350 Alpharetta Service Center 3155 Royal Drive, Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022
City of Fairburn property tax bills are mailed at the end of October of each year. Payment must be received on or before the due date of December 15 to avoid penalty and interest. Payments can be made in person or mailed to Fairburn City Hall, 56 Malone Street, Fairburn, GA 30213.
1% interest is added on January 1 and each month thereafter until paid.
A 10% penalty is added on March 16 which is 90 days after the due date of December 15.
Collections fees are charged as they are incurred.
Tax liens are sold on the first Tuesday in September of each year. The location of the sale is the Council Chambers in the Fairburn City Hall.
The 2018 millage rate is 9.566 mills, and is comprised of 8.1 mills for M&O and 1.466 mills for G.O. Bonds.
Please contact Adam Rose Property Tax / Accountant I City of Fairburn 770-964-2244 Ext. 115
Yes; from October 1 through April 30. Individuals should call the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Visit Georgia Forestry Commission for Burn Permit Information
Emergency lights and siren are activated when responding to a call only. Sometimes several units are dispatched to the same incident. When the first unit arrives on the scene, they may assess the situation and inform the dispatcher they can handle the emergency. All other responding units are then canceled and put back into service, ready to take another call.
You should call or visit the Court Clerk’s Office in advance to have your court date reset. If you are located out of state, your arraignment date can be reset via e-mail or fax. Once received, you must fax or e-mail the signed copy of your reset notice to the court clerk, in lieu of signing in person.
You may complete your community service through any Georgia non-profit (501c3). This includes, but is not limited to: churches, Goodwill, animal rescues, Salvation Army, etc. Please communicate any issues or questions through the Court Services Office. In order for our office to accept the community service hours, you must turn in an official letter from the organization with your name and the hours you completed with them. The letter must be on official letterhead and you must turn it in to the Court Clerk’s Office, with a time sheet, signed by representative of organization. It must include contact information and/or business card. Please do not contact Mr. Stokes if you are completing community service through a non-profit. Please note: this office does not accept 2-for-1 credit for community service hours.
Single-family and residentially zoned properties are allowed to be used for short term rentals. This includes the following zoning districts: AG (Agricultural) , R-1 (Single-family Residential), R-2 (Single-family Residential), R-3 (Single-family Residential) and R-4 (Single-family Residential).
The complete ordinance can be found at the end of this guidebook, or you can find it online on Fairburn’s website: www.fairburn.com.
Your first step will be to meet with the Planning and Zoning Office to obtain a short term rental affidavit for your property. The next step will be to set up a site inspection with the Building Official and Fire Marshall. Finally, you will apply for your STR permit and occupational tax license.
The number of people who can rent your home, or occupancy, will be set by the Building Official. The occupancy rate shall be limited to two (2) adults per bedroom plus an additional three (3) adults for the short term rental property. The occupancy rate only applies to short term rentals. The bedroom(s) shall be inspected by Building Official prior to issuance of the issuance of the short term rental permit.
Each owner of a short term rental is required to designate a Local Contact Person (must be age 25 or older) who has access and authority to assume management of the property. The Local Contact Person is the primary liaison between the city officials, including code and law enforcement, and will be required to provide their contact information. Local Contact Persons are required to respond to violation notifications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and within two (2) hour of being notified of a complaint.
No, owners may retain a managing agent, managing agency, operator or representative to serve as the Local Contact Person. However, the owner is ultimately responsible for compliance with all the requirements of the law governing short term rentals.
No problem. Notify the City of Fairburn Occupational Tax License Office in writing immediately upon a change in the contact information for the Local Contact Person.
No vehicles of any type shall be parked on the City right of way or along any roadways at any time. Vehicles shall be parked on designated hard surface areas including gravel, concrete and asphalt; no parking on the grass or dirt. Parking in enclosed garages is permitted. A breach of these parking requirements may result in a violation under the ordinance.
A notice from the STR owner must be mailed to the closest ten (10) surrounding property owners that are located on both sides, directly to the rear, and directly across the public right-of-way of the STR property to inform the property owners of the STR. This letter will include the name and contact information for the Local Contact Person and the 24 hour hotline that citizens can call to report a complaint. The hotline will document the complaint and contact the Local Contact Person to help resolve the concern. If the complaint is not resolved within two (2) hours of being notified the short term rental may be issued a violation.
Judicial penalties for violations cited by the City of Fairburn are outlined in detail in the STR Ordinance and include citations issued in any twelve month period: 1st violation = $250 fine; 2nd violation = $500 fine; 3rd violation = $1,000 fine and revocation of the business license for 24 months.
Residences found to be in non-compliance with the regulations will be issued a citation that is subject to a judicial penalty of $500 with the fine compounding daily for every day the property is marketed or rented after the citation.
If your property presently is under appeal you will receive a temporary tax bill with a value set at the higher of the taxpayer return value or 85% of the proposed value set by the Board of Tax Assessors. This bill must be paid by the due date in order to avoid interest, penalty, collection fees, and tax lien. A refund or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is settled.
All taxes remaining unpaid after the city and county due dates are delinquent and are subject to interest and penalties. Interest accrues on the day after the due date and each following month thereafter. The interest rate as of July 1, 2016 changed to "an annual rate equal to the bank prime loan rate as posited by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in statistical release H.15 or any publication that may supersede it, plus 3% to accrue monthly." Interest accrued prior to July 1, 2016 will remain at one (1%) per month.
The penalty schedule also changed on July 1, 2016 as follows:
1) Within 120 days after the due date, then a first penalty of 5% of the amount the tax due and unpaid is assessed;
2) After 120 days of the date of imposition of the first penalty, a second penalty of 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed;
3) After 120 days of the dates of imposition of the second penalty, a third penalty of the 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed; and
4) After 120 days of the date of imposition of the third penalty, a fourth penalty of 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed.
The 2019 millage rate is 9.73 mills and is comprised of 8.1 mills for M&O and 1.63 mills for G.O. Bonds.
Please contact Adam Rose Property Tax / Sr.Accountant City of Fairburn 770-964-2244 Ext. 115
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm., call the City of Fairburn Utilities at 770-969-3481. After-hours, please contact 770-854-0110 to report any power outages.
Please visit City Hall at 56 Malone Street S.W. Fairburn, GA 30213 to start new service or make payments on your account. Learn more and access the Application for New Residential Service (PDF) or Application for New Commercial Services (PDF) in Fairburn.
After reporting the outage to the Utility Department at 770-969-3481 during business hours or the after-hours number at 770-854-0110, unplug all non-essential appliances. Also, keep refrigerators and freezer doors closed. Continually opening and closing these doors will result in faster loss of cold air.
Yes, credit card payments are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal, and American Express. Pay utility bills online here.
The City maintains the water lines in the street up to the curb box. The curb box is the shut off valve located near the sidewalk or street. The property owner is responsible for water lateral repairs from the curb box to the house. The water meter is maintained by the City. The City maintains the sewer mains in the street. The property owner is responsible for repairs to the sewer from its connection to the main into the house.
To request a new container please contact 770.969.3481