Welcome to Chatham County

Over the past two years, Chatham County officials, Chatham Emergency Services representatives, and I have been meeting to discuss how best to provide fire protection services in unincorporated Chatham County. These conversations became necessary due to non-payment of the annual fire subscription fee by property owners, resulting in funding challenges for the fire department. To cover the cost, the Board of Commission propose to enact a Fire Protection Service Fee.

Commissioners held several town hall meetings and surveyed the community to gain feedback from citizens of unincorporated Chatham County. As a result, Commissioners voted favorably in December 2021, to enter into a contract with Chatham Emergency Services to provide the necessary fire protections for residents.

To find out more about the Fire Protection Service Fee, and how it will affect you, please visit our Fire Service Fee webpage .

Lee Smith
County Manager

News and Public Notices

News Updates and Required Public Notices

Public Notice Chatham County Animal Services Virtual Public Engagement Meeting
  • 2022
Chatham County Animal Services Public Engagement Meeting

Chatham County Animal Services is hosting an in-person and virtual public engagement meeting to discuss potential changes to the Animal Services Ordinance and gather input for strategic direction. The meeting will be Monday, May 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM.

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News Chatham County District Maps are Changing!
  • 2022
Chatham County District Maps are Changing!

Click here to see if you are moving to a new district.

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News Image of firefighters on ladder at a fire
  • 2022
Fire Service Fee for property owners in the unincorporated County.

If you live in unincorporated Chatham County and were previously billed by Chatham Emergency Services for a fire subscription fee, you will no longer receive a bill from them and instead be billed a Fire Services Fee by Chatham County.

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Public Notice American Rescue Plan Act
  • 2021
American Rescue Plan Act

How will the American Rescue Plan Act funds be invested in Chatham County?


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Helplines & Emergency Services
  • Sonya L. Jackson
  • 222 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
  • (912) 652-7115
  • (912) 652-7101
  • Email Department
  • Wendy Williamson
  • 133 Montgomery Street
  • (912) 652-7265
  • (912) 652-7262
  • Email Department
  • Carolyn A. Smalls
  • 123 Abercorn St.
  • (912) 652-7925
  • (912) 652-7849
  • 124 Bull Street
  • (912) 652-7878
  • (912) 652-7880
  • Roderick Conley
  • 222 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
  • (912) 652-7271
  • (912) 652-7301
  • Email Department