Houston County, Georgia

Welcome to Houston County, Georgia

About Houston County

Houston County was the 51st county formed in Georgia and was created in 1821 through a treaty signed with the Creek Indians. The county was named for Governor John Houstoun and was originally spelled "Houstoun." Perry, the county seat and geographic center of the state of Georgia was incorporated in 1824 as Houston's first official town.

Houston County has grown in population from 105,808 in 1998 to a current population of 146,136. Eighteen public schools (K-12) have been recognized as Georgia Schools of Excellence and three schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The SPLOST Program

Short for "Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax plan," the SPLOST is a special county sales tax of 1% on items within Houston County subject to the State of Georgia sales and use tax. Georgia law allows local jurisdictions as of July 1, 1985, to use SPLOST proceeds for capital improvement projects that would otherwise be paid for with General Fund or property tax revenues.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Commissioners of Houston County will hold a public hearing at its meeting April 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room, Houston County Annex, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia, in order to discuss amending the Houston County Code of Ordinances by adding a new section to Article IV-Finance titled Sec. 2-282 Dishonored Instrument (check) Charge.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Commissioners of Houston County will hold a public hearing at its meeting April 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room, Houston County Annex, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia, in order to discuss bringing the Code of Ordinances of Houston County in compliance with a change in state law by deleting in its entirety Section 58-4-Conservation Use Assessment.