Freedom of Information Requests

Georgia Open Records Act, the “Act”
(O.C.G.A. Section 50-18-70)


The City Clerk is designated as the Open Records Officer and the Records Clerk is designated as the Alternate Open Records Officer to act in the Open Records Officer’s absence, both act for the City of Ellijay and all of related and subsidiary entities, herein the “City”;


The term “City and all of it related and subsidiary entities” includes the following City departments and entities:

City Hall

Code Enforcement

Police Department

Fire Department

Street Department

Better Hometown Program


Written requests for records made under the Act directed to the City shall be made to the Open Records Officer,

or in his or her absence, to the alternate


Open Records Officer:                                          Alternate:

Sharon S. Nelson                                                  Wyonette May

City Clerk/Finance Officer                                    Court Clerk

197 North Main Street                                           197 North Main Street

Ellijay, GA 30540                                                  Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 635-4711 X3                                                 (706) 635-7430 X100                                  


Copying and/or administrative costs incurred in fulfilling requests (to the extent permitted by Georgia law) will be charged to the requester. Such costs may include copying charges of $.10 per page and administrative charges for search, retrieval, redaction, and other direct costs, such administrative charges not to exceed the salary of the lowest paid full-time employee who, in the discretion of the custodian of the records, has the necessary skill and training to perform the request. The requester is not charged for the first fifteen minutes of time.


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