FAQ

Currently, it will be located at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd in Atlanta, 30336. To save money and focus on more urgent issues, we will continue using existing government buildings for now. Many Fulton County departments like Police, Fire and Zoning we are taking control of are currently housed in the office park at Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

We are also negotiating for office space at the South Fulton Annex, 5600 Stonewall Tell, so District 4, 5, 6 & 7 may meet with constituents closer to home.

Council Meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7PM. All Council Meetings are open to the public, including Council Work Sessions, which are currently scheduled for 5PM every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, just before the Council Meetings. Work Sessions are used to debate Issues, but votes on any given issue are only taken at Council Meetings.

The first 30 minutes of each meeting are open for Public Comment. The first few meetings are expected to be filled to capacity, so citizens are encouraged to arrive early! Seniors & disabled citizens are encouraged to schedule rides with MARTA Mobility by calling (404) 848-5826. To sign up for this service, please call (404) 848-5389 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. Trips must be scheduled by 5pm the day before.

Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Code Enforcement, Public Works, Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development would be transferred us. The jail, schools and most courts (except for our new, Municipal Court) will remain run by Fulton County.

Probably Not. Unincorporated Fulton county has been paying for Police, Fire & other county services on our own since 2007 (when cities like Sandy Springs & Milton “broke away” and formed their own departments). Should residents decide we want more services than we have now, you culd see a slight increase in your property taxes. However, a provision of GA House Bill 514 (our city’s charter) prohibits City Council from raising property taxes more than 1 mil (1/1000th) without a citywide vote. For a $100,000 house whose Assessed Value is $40,000, such an increase would be $40 more per year.
ALL Senior Homestead Exemptions that currently apply to your county property taxes will automatically transfer to the new City.

Work is underway to reconfigure the Fulton County offices at 5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard into the City of South Fulton’s first City Hall.

Fulton County Police, Fire, Planning & Zoning and code enforcement — all of which will be transitioning to city control this year — are already housed in this building. Fulton County has agreed to transfer the building’s lease to the City of South Fulton; and to keep us in the building, its owner has agreed to lease & build out an additional 10,000 square feet of space at hugely discounted rates.

All this means huge savings of money and time for the City, which allows us to focus on building other city infrastructure and improving our services. Most new cities wait 7-10 years before building a city hall “from scratch,” so they can build their financial reserves. This was the case with John’s Creek and Sandy Springs.