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Union County was created on Dec. 3, 1832, and is governed by a sole County Commissioner, who is elected county-wide and serves a four-year term. The Commissioner serves on a full-time basis and supervises all non-elected County Departments.

65 Courthouse Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Phone: (706) 439-6000
Fax: (706) 439-6004

City of Blairsville Government
The City of Blairsville is governed by a Mayor and five-person City Council, each who are elected city wide and serve staggered two-year terms. The Mayor is elected by city-wide voters and works part-time. All City Council members serve on a part-time basis

62 Blue Ridge Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Phone: (706) 745-2000
Fax: (706) 745-7326

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The County Commissioner and the City Council hold regular meetings as follows:

  • County: Third Thursday 6:00 p.m.
  • Blairsville: First Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

State & U.S. Officials

Union County is located in:

  • Georgia State Senatorial District 51
  • Georgia State Representative District 8
  • U.S. 9th Congressional District of Georgia


Broadband Internet & IT Transport Services Union County is served with robust, redundant and reliable fiber optic networks that provide outstanding broadband capabilities for technology-oriented business. IT services available locally include wireless Internet (802.11x), fiber-optic (Ethernet & SONET), DSL, various levels of broadband (T-1, T-3, etc.), and dial-up. Union County boasts multiple Certificated Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) providing middle-mile transport. Strong last-mile Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate within the footprint of Union County. Most of these networks can deliver VoIP, IPTV and other IT-based products. Union County providers offer middle-mile transport via redundant underground fiber to multiple POPs including Atlanta (56 Marietta), Chattanooga, Charlotte, and others.

  • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.NET is a major local Internet Service Provider (ISP) operating fiber-optic (underground and redundant), DSL, wireless (802.11x), and dial-up networks, and offering bundled middle and last-mile Internet services. (706) 379.3121
  • Windstream Communications. (800) 251.6412


A site within Union County could be served by one of two primary water systems:

  • Water Authority – City of Blairsville 706-745-2000
  • Water Authority – Coosa 706-745-6773
  • Water Authority – Notla 706-745-4598


Sewer service is available within the City of Blairsville. Capacity is 0.4 MGD, expanding to 1.0 MGD

Wireless (Cellular)

Excellent Wireless (cell) telephone service is available from either AT&T or Verizon Wireless throughout the Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Young Harris, and Hiawassee area. Numerous cellular towers serve customers in the area. Both providers operate sales outlets across the region.


Landline telephone service for Union County is provided by Windstream Communications, which offers direct-dial digital service and a DMS 100 switch located in Blairsville. Windstream Communications offers trained service technicians to maintain almost any business system sold. Windstream Communications cooperates with all other long-lines systems. Trunks and other facilities are available upon request.

Helpful Numbers

  • 404-766-0875
  • 706-745-2000
  • 706-745-4307
  • 706-745-2322
  • 706-781-2381
  • 706-745-6341
  • 706-994-4837
  • 706-745-6292
  • 706-745-2541
  • 706-747-2611
  • 706-439-6000
  • 706-745-4500
  • 706-745-2322
  • 706-439-6050
  • 706-745-6928

Other Helpful Numbers

  • 706-781-2398
  • 706-745-2655
  • 706-781-3843
  • 706-745-7491
  • 706-781-6342
  • 706-745-9575
  • 706-745-5493
  • 706-745-2111
  • 706-747-2401

All Emergencies

  • 706-439-6038
  • 706-835-1692
  • 706-439-6066
  • 800-282-5846

Driver’s License

Union County has a driver’s license facility located at 149 Chase Drive in Blairsville.  You can contact them at 706-781-2426. Available services include issuing and renewing licenses, automobile and motorcycle testing and providing photo identification.

LP Gas

Union County does not have a natural gas provider. There are several LP gas providers in the county.

Trash Service

Union County has a Transfer and Recycling Station located on Deep South Farm Road. For hours of operation and other information call 706-439-6102. Private companies are available for trash pick up for a monthly fee.


Children entering the Georgia Public Schools for the first time must present proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus. Kindergartners and first graders must also have birth certificates and show proof of ear, eye and dental examinations. Other students should present their past report cards or transcripts.


Union County Board of Education
124 Hughes Street
Blairsville, GA 30512


Phone: (706) 745-2322
Fax: (706) 745-5025

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Colleges & Technical Schools

North Georgia Technical College

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University of North Georgia

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Young Harris College

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Piedmont College

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Message from Union County Commissioner's Office:

A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street,
Courtroom A, Blairsville, Georgia

The purpose of this hearing will be for Union County to provide information and answer questions regarding the abandonment of Old Lows Mill Road and Old Ivy Log Road as they no longer serve a useful public purpose. Please send your comments via regular mail or to the email address listed on our website.

Union County Commissioner
Posted: July 2, 2024