Relocation to Union County
Welcome new residents! We're glad you decided to relocate to the Blairsville-Union County area. To help make your transition easier, here is a listing of our local contact numbers and websites.
|Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
|Water Authority - City of Blairsville
|Water Authority - Coosa
|Water Authority - Notla
|Better Business Bureau
|Blairsville City Hall
|Blairsville Municipal Airport
|Board of Education
|Dept. of Family & Children's Serv
|Dept. of Veteran's Serv
|Downtown Development Authority
|Post Office - Blairsville
|Post Office - Suches
|Union County Commissioners Office
|Union County Development Authority
|Union County Schools
|Union County Transportation
|US Forest Service
Other Helpful Numbers
|GA Mountain Research & Education Center
|Library - Union County Public
|Lifelong Learning Center
|Mountain Education Center
|Union County Historical Society
|Union General Hospital
|Woody Gap School/Suches
|City of Blairsville Police
|County Sheriff's Department
ElectricityThe Blairsville-Union County area is serviced by the Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation. You can contact them at 706-379-3121 or for further information visit their website. www.brmemc.com
Water and Sewer
The City of Blairsville has a public water and sewer system within the city limits. The Blairsville Water Department can be reached through City Hall.
Union County has two water districts, Coosa Water and Notla water. Not all areas of the county are serviced by these water providers. Private wells and septic tanks require a permit and can be obtained through the Union County Environmental Health Department.
|City of Blairsville Water
|U.C. Environmental Health Dept.
Telephone and Cable TelevisionThe telephone and cable service for the Union County area is provided by Windstream. They can be contacted at 706-781-3717 or toll-free 800-501-1754. There are also several cell phone and satellite providers in the county. http://www.windstream.net
Union County has a driver's license facility located at 149 Chase Drive in Blairsville. Operating hours are from 8:00am-6:00pm Thursday-Friday. You can contact them at 706-781-2426. Available services include issuing and renewing licenses, automobile and motorcycle testing and providing photo identification.
Union County does not have a natural gas provider. There are several LP gas providers in the county.
Union County has a Transfer and Recycling Station located on Deep South Farm Road. For hours of operation and other information call 706-439-6102. Private companies are available for trash pick up for a monthly fee.
Union County has the third lowest property rate in the state. The most current tax rate information is available from the county's website http://www.unioncountyga.gov
Sales Tax: Union County sales tax is currently 7%. This consists of the 4% state tax and 3% county tax which includes a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).
State Income Tax: Rates range from 1%-6% of taxable income. Income and deductions generally follow Federal regulations. For more information, call the Tax Commissioner's Office at 706-639-6018.
Property Tax: Property tax is assessed at 40% of fair market value. Property taxes are payable at the Union County Courthouse. Blairsville City taxes can be paid at City Hall.
Union County Property taxes assessed in 2009
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Census StatisticsThe U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 population estimate for Union County was 21,356, 5% of which are minorities. This is a 23.5% increase over the 2000 census for the area. Seventy nine percent of families in the county own their homes and median value of homes in the area is $183,600.
Union County ranges in elevation from 1,600 ft. to 4,784 ft. above sea level. Because of its unique topography, the county offers residents four distinct seasons. Winters are generally mild, with an occasional dusting of snow. The average annual snowfall is 3 inches. Spring brings new life to the mountains in the form of vibrant yellow-green leaves and many colorful wildflowers. Summers are mostly comfortable, with cool evenings. Autumns bring vibrant colorful changes in the leaves, making this area one of the most popular for leaf-watching. The county's average annual rainfall is 65 inches.