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The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories—once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more.
It's also mandated by the Constitution: The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Yes. Not only is the information protected by Federal Law, but the Census Bureau is charged to keep your information confidential. Census information is only used to create factual statistics and can not be used against you. Online responses are protected with the highest form of internet protection.
Loose dogs are a public health and safety hazard. Since it is impossible to determine how well trained any individual dog is, Camden County requires all dogs be leashed and under the care & control of a competent person. Please remember when walking your dog(s) you are required to remove and dispose of any feces your animal deposits.
Pick up any uneaten animal food within 30 minutes, and do not throw scraps or leftovers in the yard or areas near your residence.
To help prevent wildlife from being attracted to your house or yard, do not leave food of any kind outside. If you feed cats/dogs outside, remove uneaten food after 30 minutes.
Placing screens over chimneys, and attic vents help reduce the risks associated with bat colonies, squirrels and other wildlife entering the home through those openings.
Do not let yard waste/debris stay piled up in your yard; it could attract rodents which will attract snakes.
The removal of nuisance wildlife should only be done by a licensed trapper or the Department of Natural Resources. Their number is: 912-264-7237
Contact Animal Control during regular business hours to receive information regarding the procedure to begin a barking dog complaint.
Wildlife inadvertently caught will be released on site. We do not remove wildlife.
The Camden County Citizens' Academy is a free program.
Camden County Citizens' Academy participants must be a resident of Camden County, a business owner in Camden County, or employed full-time in Camden County.
Participants in the Camden County Citizens' Academy must be at least 18 years old.
The Camden County Board of County Commissioners encourage public participation during regular, special called, and public hearing meetings. Citizens have a number of ways in which to address the Board; during one of the two public comments sections of a regular or special called meeting or by a written statement. The first Public Comment section is dedicated to comments specifically related to items on the agenda. The second Public Comments section is dedicated to anything the public wishes to address. Written comments may be submitted for inclusion in the official record. These comments will not be read aloud, but will be included in the meeting minutes.
Public Hearings are allotted time to speak in favor or in opposition of a specific item, as well as a rebuttal. You may submit a speaker request form online or in person prior to the start of the meeting. This form provides the Commissioners or staff with the ability to follow up with a speaker on his or her concerns. Of course, if a speaker does not complete the form, he or she will not be barred from speaking.
Those who complete a form will be called first and the Chairman will ask if there is anyone else wishing to address the board prior to the close of the Public Comments section. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the County Clerk’s office at (912) 576-5651.
This map shows the five geographic districts in Camden County. If you are unsure of your district, you may find it on the district map or you may call the Office of the County Clerk at (912) 576-5651 for assistance.
Camden County Board of Commissioner meeting agendas and minutes are available online.
If you would like more details regarding an agenda, a specific item featured on an agenda, or need a certified copy of official minutes please call the Office of the County Clerk at (912) 576-5651 for assistance.
The Official Code of Camden County, Georgia, including the Unified Development Code, Impact Fees, and the Capital Improvement Element are all available online.
Camden County Board of Commissioner meeting agendas and minutes are available online.
Complete the Citizen Board Application Form. Please note that applications will only be considered at specified times. Please contact Katie Bishop, County Clerk, at 912-576-5651 with questions.
The State of Georgia's Online Voter Registration System allows users to register to vote, check your registration status, or make changes to your current registration record. Visit their website at: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov.
Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote:
Visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) website to learn more about obtaining a Voter ID.
More information about becoming a poll worker, including an application, is available on the Poll Worker Information page on the Camden County website. Contact the Elections & Registration Office at 912-576-3245 if you have any questions.
The Georgia Secretary of State's office maintains a website with a list of Georgia's statewide elected state and federal officials.
Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID including a FREE voter ID Card issued by your county's Elections and Registration office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). A Georgia Driver's License is also accepted or a valid employee ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state. Other acceptable forms of identification include a valid U.S. passport, valid U.S. military ID card with photo, and a valid tribal ID card with photo.
Georgia Highway 40 is westbound route for most residents in the southern part of Camden County. For those in the Woodbine area, Highway 110 south will lead them west and south to join Highway 40 west into Charlton County. Evacuees in the middle part of the County may also take Highway 252 south and west into Charlton County. Highway 259 leads west from Tarboro into Brantley County, while Highway 110 north will take them west to Highway 82 in Brantley County. Highway 17 and Interstate 95 are North-South corridors.
Information about Evacuation Routes (including maps) is available online.
1) Divide the targeted area into sections and take a sample from each section
2) Sample depth should be 4 inches for lawns and 6 inches for gardens, ornamentals, fruit trees and wildlife plots
3) Tools used should be clean of any soil, fertilizer or lime before additional submissions are attempted and
4) Clear the ground surface of thatch and mulch before sampling
Call office for more specific details, (912) -576-3219
The Finance & Budget Department is located at 200 East 4th Street in Woodbine on the 2nd floor of the Government Services Complex.
Camden County General Fund – 13.405
Camden County Fire District - .655 (unincorporated)
State of Georgia – 0
Camden County School Board – 16.00
Yes, the County's audit is performed every year by an outside independent auditor. The complete report, including the auditor's opinion letter on the County's financial position, financial statements, and other financial information are included in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), available on the Financial Reports web page.
The Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR) includes the annual audit and other useful information that describes current year milestones and future outlook for the County's activities. It is due to the State of Georgia within six months of the close of the County's fiscal year so it will normally be available by December 30. The CAFR is available on the Financial Reports web page.
For unincorporated Camden County, please obtain a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission. Burn Permits may be obtained by phone at 1-877-OK2-BURN (1-877-652-2876) or online at: https://gatrees.org/fire-prevention-suppression/burn-permits.
NOTE: Permits are good only for the day they are issued. If you obtain your permit after dark, your permit will be good for the following day.
Please contact our Camden County Fire Rescue Headquarters at (912) 729-3911.
Yes. The Prevention Division will install a free smoke alarm to those residents that are in need. Please contact CCFR Headquarters at 912-729-3911 for more information.
To be considered for any Camden County job opportunity, there must be an open position. All applications must be submitted online through the link on the Employment Opportunities page.
All resumes must be submitted online through the Employment Opportunities page in order to be considered for a position.
All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. of the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the position.
Applications should be submitted online through the "Apply Now" link on the Employment Opportunities page.
1 - To cancel the writ of FiFa, if issued;2 - To mark the judgment satisfied on the court docket.
Failure to timely comply may subject the judgment creditor to monetary damages. See O.C.G.A. 9-13-80.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. Please visit the Calendar to check the next meeting date.
The Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) maintains parks throughout Camden County. Visit the PSA website to find more information about the location of parks in Camden County.
Visit the Camden County Schools website for more information.
If you live in unincorporated Camden County, one recycling bin is provided and additional recycling may be left in brown paper bags (if desired).
Will collect the following recyclables: Plastic 1 & 2; Glass bottles & Jars (emptied, rinsed and lids removed); Brown bags; Metal Cans (crushed); Aluminum cans (crushed); Newspaper & Inserts; Phone Books; Corrugated cardboard (flattened & cut in 2' by 3' pieces for placement under the recycle bin).
The following items will not be picked up: pizza boxes; plastic bags; butter tubs; juice and milk cardboard cartons; egg cartons; styrofoam; magazines; catalogs; pool or other chemical containers.
If you live in the city limits of Kingsland, St. Marys, or Woodbine, please contact your municipality.
If you live in unincorporated Camden County, please contact the Curbside Collections office at 912-510-6881 for more information. If you live inside the city limits of Kingsland, St. Marys, or Woodbine, please contact your municipality.
The Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) website has information for Camden County residents.
In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Please note, if you need assistance that is not an emergency use the non-emergency number, 912-729-1442.
Please contact the Probate Court at 912 576-3785 for more information about marriage licenses.
Most vital records, including birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses are handled by the Probate Court. For divorce records, please contact the Clerk of Superior Court.
You will be issued an address for your property when you apply for a building permit.
For all new projects, applications and plans must be in to the office by 5:00 pm on Thursday. A review committee meets the following Wednesday to review all applications. If approved, the permit can be issued immediately.
The meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Camden County Annex Building, 107 N Gross Rd, Kingsland, GA 31548.
No, you must request a certified copy of a birth certificate. Requests may be made in person or by mail. The Probate Court can assist you with this process.
Yes, the Probate Court can perform your marriage ceremony by appointment only.
These appointments are scheduled on Thursdays, except for holidays. Please contact the Probate Court at 912-576-3785 to schedule an appointment.
Application and payment for certified copies of Marriage Certificates may be obtained through EZCourtPay.
Free testing for COVID-19 is available through the Coastal Health District. Anyone can be tested, even without symptoms of COVID-19. Camden County residents may now schedule an appointment online for COVID-19 testing at the Camden County Health Department in St. Marys. The self-service portal may be accessed through a link at gachd.org/covidtest.
Call the Coastal Health District COVID-19 Testing Call Center: 1-912-230-9744
Call Center Hours:Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Visit the Coastal Health District’s COVID-19 webpage for other upcoming testing events.
Additionally, testing may be available through your local physician’s office.
Antibody (blood) testing for COVID-19 is not available through the health department at this time.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares the following information about what to do if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it. Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html for more detailed information.
Questions? Need an appointment?
Call Center Hours:Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free testing for COVID-19 is available through the Coastal Health District. Anyone can be tested, even without symptoms of COVID-19.
Please follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.
Camden County residents may now schedule an appointment online for COVID-19 testing at the Camden County Health Department in St. Marys. The self-service portal may be accessed through a link at gachd.org/covidtest.
A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is a county-wide tax used to fund capital outlay projects proposed by the county government and participating municipal governments. It may not be used for operating expenses. The tax is imposed when the County Board of Commissioners calls a local referendum and the referendum is subsequently passed by the voters within the county. The tax is collected on all items subject to sales tax.
Yes. In March 2019, Camden County voters renewed the SPLOST estimated to bring in $55 million. The SPLOST was approved to be collected for 6 years (the maximum amount of time permitted by law) and will expire June 30, 2025.
No. A SPLOST is a consumption tax, not a property tax. It is charged on goods purchased in Camden County, regardless of where the purchaser resides.
No. It is be a continuation of the existing sales tax, remaining at the current level of seven percent. The SPLOST VII one percent sales tax ended on June 30, 2019, and the SPLOST VIII one percent sales tax began collection on July 1, 2019.