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Board of Commissioners

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1. Do the Commissioners have an office in the Courthouse?

Circuit Public Defender

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1. What types of cases does the Office of the Circuit Public Defender provide representation for?
2. What types of cases are not covered by the Office of the Circuit Public Defender?

Clerk of Superior / State Court

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1. What are your civil filing fees?
2. How much does it cost for a passport?
3. Are there any other fees associated with this office?

Court/Courthouse Security

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1. I have received a notice about a civil paper, what do I need to do?

Environmental Health

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1. What can I do about mold in my home / apartment?
2. I found a dead bat in my house. What should I do?
3. Do I need a food service permit to start a catering business?
4. Do I need a permit to repair my septic system?

Family and Children Services

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1. Who do I report child abuse to?
2. How do I apply for food stamps?
3. How do I apply for Medicaid?

Finance

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1. When are vendor payments made?

Fire

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1. What is the non-emergency number to call for information regarding the Fire Department?
2. What services does the Sumter County Fire Department provide?

Human Resources

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1. I want to apply for a job, but what if there are no positions open?
2. Can I submit a resume?

Investigations

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1. What investigator is assigned to my case?

Juvenile Court

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1. How do I file a complaint against a child?
2. How do I report the neglect / deprivation of a child?
3. How do I legitimate a child?
4. How do I get custody / guardianship of a child, or how do I terminate custody / guardianship?
5. How do I report truancy or a runaway?
6. How do I become emancipated?
7. What happens if I miss a court date?

Magistrate Court

Parks and Recreation

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1. Do I have to pay the registration fee at the time of registration?
2. Can I register if I live and attend school outside of Sumter County?
3. Do you have All-Star teams?

Public Works

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1. Who do I call to repair road problems such as potholes and scraping?
2. Who is responsible for mowing County rights of way?
3. How do I find out if my road is on the list of roads to be paved?
4. Who do I call to report a dead animal in the roadway?

Sheriff's Office

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1. How do I obtain an accident report?
2. How much does it cost to obtain a Criminal History and where do I go to get it?

Tax Assessor

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1. How is my property value determined?
2. What property exemptions are available?
3. How can I appeal my assessment?

Tax Commissioner

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1. Who decides how much my property is worth for tax purposes?
2. What is a millage rate?
3. When is my tax bill due?

Sumter County
500 W. Lamar St.
P.O. Box 295
Americus, Georgia 31709
Ph: (229) 928-4500
Fax: (229) 928-4503
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm