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Oconee County is responsible for the placement and cost of operation for street lights within the unincorporated area; however, all maintenance, including bulb replacement, is performed by the power provider. You may call Public Works at 706-769-2937 to report a street light that is not working.
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The Public Works office is open to the public 8 A.M to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday.
The County does not remove any tree or limbs on private property.
If the dead animal is on public property and is a non-domesticated (wild) animal, call the Road Department Office: 706-769-3912.
If the dead animal is on public property and is a domesticated animal (cat, dog or other pet), call the Animal Services Office: 706-769-3956.
If the dead animal is on a State highway, call the GDOT Athens Area Office at 706-583-2644.
If the dead animal is on private property, it is the landowner’s responsibility to dispose of the animal properly.
Please submit a service request to the Public Works Department or call Public Works at 706-769-2937. After hours (8:00am-5:00pm), please call 911.
Oconee County does not allow speed bumps/humps/tables on public roads. Speed bumps do not significantly reduce vehicle speeds once the vehicle leaves the speed bump. Speed bumps present a potential hazard to all vehicles and an immediate danger to bicyclists, motorcyclists, and emergency vehicles. They are best employed in parking lots, not roads.
Please call the Road Department at 706-769-3912. Messages left after hours will be addressed the following work day.
The Oconee County development code requires the owner of the property on which the drainage easement lies to be responsible for maintenance and the Home Owner’s Association (HOA) of the subdivision to be responsible for maintaining the detention ponds.