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Athens/Clarke County Emergency Management

Dear Wintervillians,
In the event you are ever displaced from your home or residence due to weather etc., please seek shelter at the 
Winterville Center for Community & Culture located at 371 N. Church St. 

The link above to the ACC Emergency Management web page will tell you how to prepare for weather-related emergencies.

Stay safe! 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

2019 Master Calendar

Stay updated with Winterville's Master Calendar! 

For full view, click here

Contact the City

125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 (FAX)

P.O. Box 306
Winterville, GA 30683-0306

Open Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch

The Depot
101 Marigold Lane

Pittard Park
N. Church St.


Emergency: 911

Police Dept.

Public Works

Public Utilities

Street Lights

Leaf & Limb Pick Up
706-613-3501 x 318

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair


ACC Animal Control

Cable Service & Bundles
855-604-4154 (Charter)
866-445-5880 (Windstream)

Winterville Center for Community and Culture

Winterville Post Office

Winterville Library

Winterville Election

Please remember to vote at the Winterville Train Depot tomorrow/Tuesday, November 5th.  

2 city council seats, Mayor and SPLOST are all on the Winterville Ballot. 

Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Leaf and Limb Disposal Ordinance

With the arrival of Fall, Athens-Clarke County Stormwater would like to remind everyone about properly disposing of leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, and other landscape materials to prevent debris from clogging storm drains, flooding roads, or polluting our waterways. We want all homeowners and lawn care businesses serving the Athens and Winterville areas to be informed of relevant county ordinances so you can avoid costly fines which may otherwise result from a simple lack of awareness. Code Enforcement Officers and the Stormwater Inspector actively monitor for these types of illicit discharges.

Athens-Clarke County ordinances concerning the disposal of leaf and limb debris include:

ACC Ordinance Sec. 5-2-7(d) “Limbs cut and placed near the street for collection by any person other than the owner of the property shall not be collected or hauled by Athens-Clarke County. Individuals or companies under contract to collect leaves and limbs shall haul and dispose of all such refuse.”

ACC Ordinance Sec. 7-3-1 “It shall be unlawful for any person to throw paper, organic waste, grass cuttings, or any other trash or garbage onto another person's property, or on any of the streets, sidewalks, and rights-of-way, or any public or semipublic parking facility within Athens-Clarke County.”

ACC Ordinance Sec. 7-3-2 “It shall be unlawful to throw, place or otherwise cause to be placed any tree limbs or leaves in or on any public street inside the curb line or on the sidewalks in Athens-Clarke County.”

ACC Ordinance Sec. 5-4-22(a) “It shall be a violation of this article for any person to throw, drain, or otherwise discharge, cause, or allow others under its control to throw, drain, or otherwise discharge into the county separate storm sewer system any pollutants or waters containing any pollutants, other than stormwater.”

Remember that clippings, pine straw, small brush, and leaves should be mulched or composted on site, or hauled to a composting site or landfill. If lawn material needs to be removed from the site, it should be bagged in paper lawn refuse bags and loaded into a covered vehicle. If you have any questions, please contact the ACCGOV Stormwater Management Program at 706-613-3440.

Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

We’re glad you stopped by!

Winterville is the only incorporated municipality located entirely within Athens-Clarke County. We’re located in the Buck Branch Militia District of Clarke County, about six miles from the town of Athens. Check out the navigation links above to find out more about our city, how to start a business here, rent one of our facilities, or discover our library and historic buildings, including the former Winterville High School and Carter-Coile Doctor’s Museum. Our family-friendly annual events and Pittard Park are sure to please everyone. Plan a visit to our Community Garden, or better still, plant your own! We’re proud of our Fire and Police Departments… come and get to know them!


Part III - Winterville, GA | Where Music, Art and Public Service Intersect

Part 3 in a series of Winterville, Georgia focused videos, Mayor Dodd Ferrelle shares how he rediscovered his love for music, the arts and performing through his public service. Through music, he's found a way to help rebuild the Winterville Auditorium, establish a new revenue stream for the city he loves, and partner with the Fox Theatre Institute to accomplish this feat.

Video filmed, edited and produced by Scott Duvall of Jawavi Films

Special Thanks goes out to: The Fox Theatre and the Fox Theatre Institute

The City of Winterville

Additional footage provided by: Jennifer Cooper & Mike Melia | Cooperworks Inc.

Matt Brewster | Marigold Solutions

Part I | Winterville, GA | An Independent Little Historic Train Town

Part II | Fox Theatre Institute Big Check Ceremony for the Winterville Auditorium

View more photos on our Facebook page

"Winterville celebrates $55K grant for auditorium"​-Online Athens 

Make a tax-deductible donation for continued renovation of the Auditorium to the Winterville Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3

Public Notices

Please note that the City Council voted at the January meeting to change their meeting time from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all future meetings.

For additional information, please view the City of Winterville’s Public Notices.

Licenses & Permits

To obtain a Business License in the City of Winterville, the place of business must be located within the City Limits of Winterville and must comply to provisions of Section 32-102 of the City Charter.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed. For more information and downloadable license application view Licenses & Permits.

Zoning Ordinance

2017 Zoning Map

Building Permit

2016 Zoning & Sign Ordinance

Planning on bulding something on your property?  Always check in with Winterville's Planning & Zoning Committee to secure the poper permits.  Call City Hall at 706-742-8600 or check here

Rental Facilities

The City has five facilities available for public rental use - the large Pittard Park Pavilion, a small park pavilion, the Depot, Winterville Center for Community and Culture and the Auditorium. For more information visit our Rental page.

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The Mayor's Musings


Monday, October 21st at 7 pm

The next Winterville Town Hall meeting will cover the Firefly Trail, SPLOST 2020 and 2011, TSPLOST, Historic Preservation, CCSD, Infrastructure and more.

Winterville Civitan Election Forum

Tuesday, October 29th at 7 pm

Meet the candidates for Winterville mayor and city council in a moderated forum at the Winterville Auditorium on Tuesday, October 29th at 7 p.m. All Winterville residents are encouraged to attend.

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

Mayor’s Town Hall meeting to be Monday, October 21, 2019, 7 pm

Join me on Monday, October 21st at 7 p.m. in the Depot. 

It is time to catch up on all things Winterville. 
Come discuss the 2020 SPLOST, TSPLOST, Firefly Trail, Farmers Market and much more!!

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor

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Fox Theatre Institute

Mayor Dodd's Music & Interview

HGTV House Hunters

Watch this video at

Pay per view $1.99. 
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Season 153, Episode 12
A House Fit for the Mayor
She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.


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