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Important Information


The general public is hereby informed that the City of Nelson, Georgia has received a Zoning Amendment request application from Marie Freeman of Nelson, Georgia. The property is located in Land Lot 224, District 4 and further described as tax map parcel number NE01 032 in the City limits of Nelson, GA. The applicant is requesting rezoning fromR-40 to R-15 to allow the applicant to build a house on the subject property. The City Council will hold a public hearing on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 1985 Kennesaw Avenue to decide whether to grant this variance. This meeting is open to the public. Note: Georgia law requires that any opponent of a rezoning action who has made, within two (2) years immediately preceding the filing of the rezoning action, campaign contributions aggregating $250.00 or more to a local government official of the local government which will consider the application, file a campaign contributions disclosure with the governing authority of the respective local government at least five (5) calendar days prior to the first hearing by the local government on the rezoning application. As set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the City of Nelson does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and will assist citizens with special needs if given seven (7) working days advance notice. For information, please call 770-735-2211.


The city is aware of late night activity in the park area and has notified proper officials as a safety precaution.  The city will be taking steps to increase the security and safety of the community, including installing cameras and limiting use of the park after dark.  If you observe anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately so that the authorities can properly handle the situation.

8 Smart Ideas to keep your house warm during the cold winter months

We have officially entered that time of year when the temperatures drop and the heating bills sky rocket.  Here are eight simple ideas to keep your house warm during the cold winter months which will also help to keep down heating costs.

1) Close off unused rooms.

2) Let the sun shine in.

3) Keep your heating system in good working order.

4) Seal your air ducts and hot water system.

5) Insulate, insulate, insulate.

6) Check window and vent openings. 

7) Weatherstrip your doors. 

8) Change out your old thermostat. 

(More information can be found at

*NOTICE: City of Nelson's Cherokee County Side Residents will pay their 2016 City Property Taxes when Paying their Cherokee County Property Taxes to Cherokee County. This is due to a consolidating agreement between Cherokee County and the City of Nelson.  By doing so it reduces the paperwork, saves on cost and provides easier processing.

Next Council Meeting:

Regular Council Meeting/Work Session Council Meeting 
February 16, 2017 at 7:00pm
Nelson City Hall
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151



Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties including Pickens and Cherokee.

A Level 1 Drought Response requires that public water systems implement a public information campaign that shall include, at a minimum, public notice regarding drought conditions and drought-specific public service messages in one or more of the following ways: newspaper advertisements, bill inserts, website homepage, social media, and notices in public libraries.  Implementation of this campaign should begin within five days of receipt of this letter.

A Level 1 Drought Response public information campaign should:

  • Target all commercial and residential water use, not just outdoor watering; and
  • Emphasize what customers should do and what they may do to be good stewards of our water resources.  It should not focus on what they can’t do.
  • Examples of things to emphasize that residents should do include the following:
    • Regularly check for, and repair, leaks inside and outside their home.
    • Don’t leave the tap running. When shaving, brushing teeth, washing face, turn off the tap.
    • Only water your landscape when necessary and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.
  • For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Drought Response Level 1:
    • Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
    • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation;
    • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day; and
    • Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
  • General landscape watering may be done between 4pm and 10am each day.

More water conservation information is available at

E-Verify #392442-
Since February 14, 2011   

 Our staff is available during regular business hours to assist the public with applications for business license, code enforcement, municipal court, sanitation account establishment, payments, zoning, and all other items of business to be conducted with the City of Nelson.


Nelson, GA


City Hall Is Located At:
1985 Kennesaw Ave.  Nelson, Georgia  30151

Business Hours:
Monday  - Friday
   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. for lunch

Phone Number: 770-735-2211
Fax Number: 770-735-3957





Mission Statement
    To Partner With Our Community To Deliver Services, Preserve,
Protect And Enhance The Quality Of Life And Plan For The Future.

Our Leadership Team is committed to be fiscally responsible; to work in tandem with both Cherokee and Picken's Counties and neighboring governments; and always demonstrate integrity and respect in carrying out our shared responsibilities. We will strive to behave in a manner that reflects the above values with being accountable to our Citizens whom we serve and to each other in promoting a team spirit for the betterment of our City.

Nelson City Council Meeting Dates

Monday, January 2, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017

**All meetings start at 7 pm.**
**Dates subject to change.**

Nelson City Council Work Session Dates

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017

**All meetings start at 7 pm.**
**Dates subject to change.**