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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the County Administration Building?

The Putnam County Administration Building is located at 117 Putnam Drive, Eatonton, GA 31024.  Most GPS systems don’t give directions properly because we renamed the road.  For complete accuracy, you may enter the following GPS coordinates: 33⁰ 20’ 48.27”N and 83⁰ 23’ 40.08”W

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Driving Directions:

From Atlanta :  I-20 E toward Augusta, take the US-129/US-441 exit, EXIT 114, toward Madison/Eatonton, turn right onto Eatonton Road/US-441/US-129/GA-24, continue to follow US-441 S/US-129 S/GA-24 S for approximately 17 miles, turn right at traffic light onto Putnam Drive (Eagle One Truck Stop (Citgo) will be at the light), the road will bend to the left, just after the bend the road forks with Sara Lee Drive going to the right and Putnam Drive continuing straight ahead.

 

From Augusta:  I-20 W toward Atlanta, take the US-129/US-441 exit, EXIT 114, toward Madison/Eatonton, turn left onto Eatonton Road/US-441/US-129/GA-24, continue to follow US-441 S/US-129 S/GA-24 S for approximately 17 miles, turn right at traffic light onto Putnam Drive (Eagle One Truck Stop (Citgo) will be at the light), the road will bend to the left, just after the bend the road forks with Sara Lee Drive going to the right and Putnam Drive continuing straight ahead.

 

From Macon:  US-129/GA-44 toward Jones/Putnam County, turn left onto US-441 N/US-129 N/GA-24 N/West Bypass, go approximately 4 miles, turn left at traffic light onto Putnam Drive (Eagle One Truck Stop (Citgo) will be at the light), the road will bend to the left, just after the bend the road forks with Sara Lee Drive going to the right and Putnam Drive continuing straight ahead.

 

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How do I pick up trash on a roadway?

Putnam County administers an Adopt-A-Roadway program for litter removal on county roads.  If you or your business is interested in adopting a roadway and assisting with trash pick up, review the enclosed program information and apply today.

How do I apply for an alcohol license?

Putnam County issues alcohol licenses in accordance with Chapter 6 of its Official Code of Ordinances.  You can apply for a new alcohol license or renew your existing license by completing the application package below and submitting all necessary documentation to the County Clerk at 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.

Alcohol License Application Package – New

Alcohol License Application Package – Renewal

Temporary Caterer Application Package

Permanent Caterer Application Package

How do I apply for a special event permit?

Putnam County issues special event permits in accordance with Appendix B of its Official Code of Ordinances.  You can apply for a special event permit by completing the application package below and submitting all necessary documentation to the County Clerk at 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.

Special Event Application Package

How do I apply to serve on a board or committee?

The Board of Commissioners makes appointments to various advisory boards and committees serving Putnam County.  If you are interested in serving as an appointed representative on one of these boards, please fill out the application below and submit it to the County Clerk at 117 Putnam Drive, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.

How do I register to vote?
How do I update my driver’s license?

Within 30 days after moving to Georgia, schedule an appointment with the Department of Driver Services and gather your current license, social security number, proof of Georgia residency (bank statement, utility bill, or rental contract) and secure and verifiable identification. Visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services to learn more.

At the appointment, you’ll hand over your former license, pay the license fee, and receive a temporary license. You may also register to vote. A few weeks later, your permanent license will arrive by mail.

How do I find out what Commissioner district I'm in?

Search for your address on our interactive Commission district map at the bottom of the Commissioner’s page.  Click Here.

How do I apply for a Hotel/Motel permit?

Putnam County issues hotel/motel permits in accordance with Chapter 54 of its Official Code of Ordinances.  You can apply for a new hotel/motel permit or renew your existing permit by completing the application package below and submitting all necessary documentation to the County Clerk at 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.

Hotel Motel Application Package – New

Hotel Motel Application Package – Renewal

How do I apply for a job with Putnam County?

Visit our Human Resources page where you can view our latest employment opportunities, subscribe to our employment news feed, and download our employment application.

How do I file an Open Records Request?

Open records requests are filed with the Putnam County Clerk using the form below:

How do I obtain assistance with indigent burials?

The funeral home submits a bill and death certificate to the Putnam County Board of Commissioners Attn: Lynn Barber, County Clerk.

The County Clerk then sends a letter to the Putnam County Health Department requesting determination of eligibility.

If approved as indigent, the Finance Department will make payment directly to the funeral home.  If denied, the County Clerk will send a denial letter to the funeral home.

The maximum allowable cost is $600 for any indigent burial.

How do I obtain a building or construction permit?

Building permits are issued by the Putnam County Planning and Development Department.

How do I obtain a business license?

Business Licenses are issued by the Putnam County Planning and Development Department.

How do I obtain or renew a gun permit?

Firearms licenses can be obtained from the Putnam County Probate Court.

How do I obtain a Birth Record, Death Record, or Marriage License?

Vital records and marriage licenses can be obtained from the Putnam County Probate Court.

How do I rent a county facility for a special event?

Recreation facility rentals are handled through the Putnam County Recreation Department.  Visit the Recreation Department page for more information.

Rental of the Courthouse or Admin Building are handled through the County Clerk’s Office.  Forms are located under “Frequently Used Documents”

How do I pay an EMS Ambulance bill?

To pay your ambulance bill contact the Putnam County Finance Office at (706) 485-5826.