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9-1-1 Center

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1. When should I call 9-1-1?
2. What if I’m not sure whether my situation is an emergency or not?
3. Why are callers sometimes provided another number to call when 9-1-1 is dialed?
4. I have a hearing impairment and cannot communicate over a regular telephone. What should I do if I need help in an emergency?
5. How does 9-1-1 work?
6. Can I call 9-1-1 from my cellular or PCS phone?
7. What is a 9-1-1 address?
8. How can I find out what my 9-1-1 address is?
9. Where do I get a new 9-1-1 address from?
10. What is a 9-1-1 surcharge?

Animal Control

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1. When is the vet there?
2. How long do you keep your animals?
3. Is there a leash law?

Assessor's Office

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1. Why did my tax bill go up?
2. How do I appeal my assessment?
3. What happens after I file my appeal?
4. What is the date that I am liable for ownership?
5. The ownership listed on the Assessment Notice is incorrect. I no longer own this property or I recently purchased this property. What do I do?
6. How do I find out ownership of property?
7. Did my mortgage company pay my taxes?
8. When and how do I file for homestead exemptions?
9. What are the requirements for regular homestead exemption?
10. What are the requirements for the elderly exemptions?
11. What are the requirements for veteran’s exemptions?
12. What are the requirements for low income exemptions?
13. What is a special assessment and how do I apply?
14. How do you value my mobile home / manufactured home?
15. What is personal property?
16. What do I include on my personal property return?
17. What personal property is exempt?
18. What is an appraisal?
19. How was my property appraised?
20. What is an annual property value update?
21. Why is it necessary to annually update property values in Murray County?
22. Will all property values change?
23. Who performed the value update appraisal work?
24. What is market value?
25. What if there hasn't been a recent arm's-length sale of my property?
26. What if there are no reasonably comparable sales?
27. I have recently built my house. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
28. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
29. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
30. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
31. Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
32. Why do we have a property tax?

Commissioner's Office

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1. How can I get my driveway graded or graveled?
2. How do I report maintenance issues on a public roadway?
3. How do I file a complaint / concern?
4. When is the next commissioner's meeting?
5. How can I get agendas and minutes for meetings?
6. Where are you located?
7. What hours are you open?
8. Do I need a business license in Murray County?

Coroner's Office

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1. Why doesn't the coroner investigate every death?
2. Who determines if an autopsy is needed?
3. What responsibilities and authority does the deputy coroner have?
4. How can I get copies of a death certificate?
5. How can I reach the coroner's office?

Elections

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1. What are the voting hours on election day?
2. How far ahead must I be registered in order to vote?
3. What can I do if I am not certain where I vote?
4. Do I need to bring the voter card I received in the mail to the polls?
5. What identification do I need to bring to the polls?
6. Why am I not able to vote for people in different parties on primary election day?
7. Can I change parties if there is a runoff primary?
8. Can I vote in a primary runoff if I did not vote in the primary?
9. When is absentee voting available?
10. When is early voting open?

Employment

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1. How do I find out what jobs are available with Murray County?
2. How do I apply for a job with Murray County?
3. How long does my application stay on file with Murray County?
4. Do I have to have a high school diploma or GED to apply for a job with Murray County?

Environmental Health

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1. My child or myself has been bitten by an animal. What should I do?
2. Where can I find out the most recent score my favorite restaurant received on its most recent food service score?
3. How do I obtain a permit to install a new septic system?
4. My septic system is not working properly and I think it needs some repair work - what will I need to do?
5. How can I find out if a person is certified to install septic systems?
6. How can I find a certified soil classifier?
7. How do I become a certified septic contractor?

Fire Department

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1. Why does a fire truck show up when I call for EMS?
2. What can I legally burn, and when can I burn it?
3. Can the Fire Department burn the old house on my property?
4. How can I request firefighters for a school visit or public event?
5. How do I become a firefighter?

Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful (KCMB)

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1. What can I recycle?
2. How much does it cost to adopt a mile or a spot?
3. Do I have to wear a vest for litter pickup and what is the difference in the color of the vests?
4. Where are you located?
5. What are your hours of operation?

Magistrate Court

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1. Can I use self help to evict the tenant from the rental property without the commencement of a dispossessory?
2. I am the defendant and have been served with a lawsuit, what do I need to do?
3. I am the judgment creditor and my judgment has been paid, what do I need to do?
4. What are the requirements for a landlord filing a dispossessory action?
5. Can I appeal my civil case if I lose?
6. The tenant has filed his or her answer, so when will the hearing be held?
7. Can I reduce my claim to $15,000 and file it in Magistrate Court?
8. How do I file my civil case?
9. What services are not handled by Magistrate Court?
10. Where should I file my case?

Probate Court

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1. Where are you located?
2. What are your office hours?
3. How many points are on my license or if my licenses are suspended?
4. What other states honor a Georgia firearms license?
5. How do I register my boat?
6. How do I obtain my Georgia hunters safety card?
7. What do I need to do to postpone my court date?

Public Works

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1. How do I get a pothole repaired?
2. How do I obtain a driveway permit?
3. How do I get a ditch cleaned out?

Senior Center

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1. How do I become a participant of the senior center?
2. What are the hours of operation?
3. Do you provide transportation?
4. If I have my own transportation, do I have to follow a set schedule?
5. Are meals served at the center, and is there a cost?
6. What activities are offered at the center?

Sheriff’s Department

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1. How do I get information about someone that was arrested?
2. How do I report people dealing drugs?
3. How do I get assistance with evictions?
4. How do I complain about barking dogs?
5. I was away and when I came home, I found my house had been broken into. Who do I call?
6. How do I get a copy of a crime report?
7. How do I find out if a detective is working my case?
8. How do I get a restraining order?
9. How do I sue someone in small claims court?
10. How do I report my car stolen?
11. How to I report housing code violations?
12. My car is missing. I think it has been repossessed. Who can I call?
13. What are the crime statistics in my area?
14. How do I report cars speeding through my neighborhood?
15. How do I get legal papers served?
16. Who do I contact for child custody issues?
17. Why should I file a crime report?
18. I live in the city, and I need to file a crime report. How do I do this?
19. How do I report someone illegally dumping garbage or hazardous materials?
20. My neighbor and I are not getting along. What can we do?
21. How do I call for a deputy?
22. How do I request extra patrols in my neighborhood?
23. How do I report my child being assaulted on the way home from school?
24. I think someone is using my name and passing forged checks. What can I do?
25. How do I report a lost or stolen cellular phone?
26. How do I report a stolen vehicle license plate?
27. I know who stole my property. Why doesn't the Sheriff's Department arrest the person right now?

Superior Court

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1. How was I chosen for jury duty?
2. What happens when I report for jury duty?
3. How long will I serve on jury duty?
4. What should I wear for jury duty?
5. What if I have an emergency during jury duty?
6. What types of cases will I hear during jury duty?

Tax Commissioner's Office

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1. Do I pay taxes on my mobile / manufactured home?
2. How is my tax bill calculated?
3. Is there any way to reduce my tax bill?
4. What if I disagree with the Tax Assessors' value?
5. What is a millage rate?
6. What is the difference between fair market value and assessed value?
7. What is property taxation?
8. What property is taxed?
9. When is my tax bill due?
10. Where do I get a copy of my warranty deed?
11. Where do property tax dollars go?
12. Who decides how much my property is worth for tax purposes?
13. Will paying my taxes late affect my credit?

Transit

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1. How do I schedule a trip?
2. Who can ride?
3. How much does it cost?
4. What if I’m covered by Medicaid?
5. Do you still offer transit during bad weather?

P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721