City Clerk                                    

   Lori Pierce

City Clerk/Finance Officer
197 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA  30540
706-635-4711 ext 3
706-635-4712 (fax)                                                 


The office of the City Clerk/Finance Officer is responsible for a diverse set of internal administrative functions that encompass:

  • Keeping accurate records  and minutes of all meetings of the City Council.

  • Custodian of the city seal and is required to affix the seal to all official documents of the city and to attest signatures of the Mayor and Council.

  • Maintains  all contracts, ordinances, resolutions and agreements.

  • Oversees the adoption and publication of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

  • Accepts and reviews open records requests, in accordance with Georgia’s Open Records Act, and issuance of all requested records.

  • Collects all taxes, licenses, fees and other money belonging to the city. Most taxes, fees and licenses can be paid on-line by clicking this link

  • Budget Administration

  • Accounts Payable

  • Human Resources

  • Payroll Administration

  • Bank Reconciliations