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Phone - (706) 632-5680
Toll-free (800) 899-MTNS (6867)
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
At a Glance
Fannin County At A Glance
Population (2010 Est.)
Fannin County: 23,682
Population Growth (2000-2010): 19.6%
2014 Households: 16,589
Median Household Income: $34,239
Median Disposable Income: $28,903
Per Capita Income, 2010: $19,164
Labor Force: 9,758
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
Property Tax - Effective tax rate in Fannin County is $709.76 per $100,000 of property at fair market value. This rate applies to all land, buildings, machinery, equipment, and inventory.
Sales Tax - Cities and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax. Local Hotel/Motel Excise Tax is 5%. Hotels also have a $5 per day transportation assessment.
Georgia Income Tax – is 6%.
Electric Power – Fannin County is served by Tennessee Valley Authority, distributed by Tri-State EMC and Blue Ridge Mountains EMC.
Water and Sewer
City of Blue Ridge - Water & Sewer
City of McCaysville – Water & Sewer
City of Morganton – Water Service
AT&T Communications – McCaysville & Copperhill
Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC) – Countywide
TDS Telecom – Countywide
Natural gas is available in the Blue Ridge area. For information regarding services and hook-ups, please contact Atlanta Gas Light's Energy Connection Center at 770-994-6105.
Fire Protection: 120 trained volunteer personnel, 15 fire stations, 9 rescue trucks, 12 tankers, 16 engines, Fire insurance classification 5 in city and 5-9 in county.
Emergency Services: Three 24-hour staffed ambulances and two ambulances on reserve. Five first responder rescue vehicles. Enhanced 911 systems. Lifeforce Air emergency services.
Police Protection: Fannin County Sheriff’s Department Officers: 35; Georgia State Patrol Officers: 16; Blue Ridge Police Department Officers: 15; McCaysville Police Department Officers: 5 full time.
Garbage: Service provided by private contractors.
Zoning: Blue Ridge has zoning ordinance. Fannin County has land use plan.
For detailed information and demographics, see: Fannin Development Authority