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Decatur County Georgia Seal Decatur County Georgia
Area Code (229)
County Office 248-3030
Bd of Registrars 248-3009
Building/Planning 248-3018
Elections Office 243-2087
Environm. Health 248-3058
Family/Children's Ser 248-2420
Fire & Rescue 248-3011
Health Dept 248-3055
Jail 248-3049
County Landfill 465-3188
Library 248-2665
Magistrate 248-3015
Superior Court 248-3025
Probate Court 248-3016
Sheriff's Office 248-3044
Sup Court Clerk 248-3025
Tax Assessor 248-3008

Decatur County Georgia, located in the southwest corner of Georgia, is a major agriculture producer for the state and the nation.

Home to Bainbridge, Attapulgus, Brinson and Climax Georgia

Decatur County was created in 1823 from portions of Early County. The county was named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur who defeated the Barbary Coast pirates at Tripoli in 1815. Bainbridge, the county seat, was named for Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the U.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides."

The Decatur County area was the site of several battles between Indians and early settlers. In the early 1700s, both the Spanish and English fought with Creek Indians. In 1818, General Andrew Jackson led troops from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia to victory over the Seminole Indians.

Decatur County is divided by the Flint River, which flows to meet the Chattahoochee. Together they form the Apalachicola River which flows to the Gulf of Mexico. At the junction of the two rivers, the Jim Woodruff Dam forms Lake Seminole. A system of locks at the dam allows barge traffic to travel between the inland port at Bainbridge and the Gulf of Mexico.

Decatur County Administration offices are located at 203 W Broughton Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817
Decatur County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 726, Bainbridge, GA 39818

Decatur County Hunting
Hunting and fishing in Decatur County rank as some of the best in the Country while Lake Seminole and the Flint River create great recreation opportunities.

Purchase Georgia DNR Recreational Licenses on line

The Decatur County governing body consists of 6 County Commissioners.
Our County Administrator is Colonel Gary Breedlove.


The Tax Assessor's Current Published Tax Digest

2014 proposed SPLOST Breakdown

Decatur County and Georgia Environmental Protection Division, EPD Consent Order, April 2011

Planning Director's Variance Authority Effective June 9, 2009

Nonprofit Food Sales And Food Services Ordinance Effective Aug 1, 2009

Decatur County Nuisance Ordinance

Decatur County Animal Control Ordinance

Solid Waste And Scrap Tire Ordinance

2008 SPLOST Breakdown

DCA Georgia Wage And Salary Survey

2007 Comprehensive Plan for Decatur County Georgia, including Attapulgus, Brinson and Climax.

Decatur County Election Districts Map.

One item that area business could use is the specific returned check form
from the Magistrate that local business should use.
Go here for the Returned Check Letter (Word Doc)
(Once opened, you may choose to click "File" and "Save As" on your computer)


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