Planning and Zoning
City Manager's Office - Gail Hammock
The city manager's office handles the planning and zoning functions for the city. Citizens should contact Gail Hammock at:
City Police Department - Office Bobby Ellington
The city police department is responsible for code enforcement for the city.Officer Ellington enforces city codes in regards to existing or demolitional structures.
City Clerk - Dennis Truitt
The City of Thomaston Finance Department is located in the Thomaston-Upson County Government Complex. Personnel are responsible for maintaining utility accounts for approximately 4,500 electric customers and 5,000 water customers. They perform a wide range of important duties in the areas of customer service, accounts payable, payroll, utility billing and financial reporting. Other duties include issuing business licenses and various permits and selling cemetery lots in Southview Cemetery. The diversity of services provided by the Finance Department gives its personnel the opportunity to serve residents in a knowledgeable and timely manner.
Phone: (706) 647-6633
Fax: (706) 647-6583
Thomaston Fire Department
Chief - James E. Lifsey
The Thomaston Fire Department is made up of 19 employees making up three 24 hour shifts. They have two fire engines, one multi purpose ladder truck, one rescue squad, and one pickup truck. The department takes about 300 calls per year and also responds to selective EMS calls, those involving cardiac problems or auto accidents. The department has a mutual aid agreement with the county volunteer departments. If either needs help and the other has the resources free, they will assist each other as needed.
Non-Emergency: (706) 647-7543
Fax: (706) 646-2041
Thomaston Police Department
Chief - Dan Greathouse
The Thomaston Police department is responsible for keeping the laws, ordinances, and regulations of the State of Georgia and Thomaston. They protect the lives and property of the citizens, as well as prevent, detect, and investigate criminal activity, recover stolen property, apprehend offenders, and control traffic. The department has 16 patrol cars and two trucks. There can be as many as five patrol units, three investigation units, a captain unit, and a chief unit out at one time.
Non Emergency: (706) 647- 5455
After Hours (Non-Emergency): (706) 646- 7912
Fax: (706) 648-6557
Office Manager - Carolyn Raines
The Street Department repairs and replaces sidewalks, unstops and replaces storm drains, patches potholes, paves all city streets, clears trash and dead animals from the city right of way, sweeps all city streets, replaces all city street signs, and cuts the grass on all city streets. All roadways in the city other than state highways are the responsibility of the department. The work is done by one crew and two prison crews.
Phone: (706) 647-7144
Fax: (706) 646-3436
Electric Supt. - Cornelious Ivey
The Electrical Department is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the entire electrical system. They test residential and commercial meters and offer security lighting. Regular scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, but personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: (706) 647-3145
Fax: (706) 646-4198
Senior Area Manager- Charles Fiero
Project Manager - Victor Cozart
The City of Thomaston's Water and Wastewater Departments are operated and maintained by Severn Trent Environmental Services. Severn Trent's operations are divided into four sections: water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collections, and electrical and mechanical maintenance.
Severn Trent oversees operations of one water treatment plant, two wastewater treatment plants, three raw water pump stations, two reservoir pump stations, five elevated water tanks, one ground water tank, and 4,817 metered service connections. Severn Trent performs all of the routine operations, analysis, and preventative and corrective reports from our central utility office located at 340 N. Center St. Normal operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 24-Hour Emergency Service is also provided. For access to the City of Thomaston's 2011 Water Quality Report, please refer to our electronic brochure . (NOTE: The preceding link is a pdf file for a brochure and will need to be rotated to read all information.) For access to the City of Thomaston's full Annual Water Quality Report, please click here .
Phone: (706) 647-9694
Fax: (706) 647-9630
Director - Kay King
Community Development is responsible for improving the substandard housing in the city. The department uses grant funds from the Community Development Block Grant to help pay for projects involving acquisition, relocation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, demolition, and infrastructure (i.e. street improvements). The units are private and based on affordability. Section 8 vouchers are acceptable. Currently, Community Development maintains 43 rental units for the city.
Phone: (706) 646-4878
Fax: (706) 646-4898
Building Inspections and Permits
Building Official - Douglas G.Currier II
The Building Department is in charge of all building permits in the city and county. The department uses the 2000 Edition of the State of Georgia Uniform Codes and Amendments and the 2002 Edition of the National Electric Code. The department also handles all building inspections for new construction, and will conduct inspections for the city on existing buildings for safety that lasts for two years. Other county responsibilities include county zoning, rezoning, special exceptions, variances, and public information about zoning.
Phone: (706) 647-1297
Fax: (706) 647-2693
Archivist-Executive Director - Penny Cliff
The Thomaston-Upson Archives stores, collects, protects, and makes available for research the local government records of Upson County, Thomaston, and the Thomaston-Upson School System; and manuscript, micro forms, audio visual, and printed materials relating to the history of Upson County, Thomaston, and Western Middle Georgia. It is this institutions mission to preserve, manage, and maximize access to recorded local history for our county, our city, and its people
Phone: (706) 646-2437
Fax: (706) 646-3524
Thomaston-Upson Recreation Department
Director - Mindy Daniel
The Thomaston-Upson Recreation Department offers many programs for the community, including parks, recreational facilities, athletic programs, and instructional programs. The Department is jointly funded by the City of Thomaston and Upson County. For more information on the programs and services offered please visit their website at http://www.thomastonupsonrec.com/ .
Phone: (706) 647-9691
Fax: (706) 647-2771
Sports Hotline: (706) 647-4002
Thomaston-Upson County Airport
Airport Manager - Mitch Ellerbee
The Thomaston-Upson County Airport currently has a 3000 square foot terminal building with a conference room, pilot lounge, and flight planning. There is one 400'x400' ramp for transient flights at the terminal building. There is a 400'x500' ramp adjacent to 8 corporate hangars with 4 additional corporate hangar spaces available. The airport has 96 T-Hanger spaces with 3 access points to the main taxiway. There are 40 acres of undeveloped space with access to the main taxiway. There is 12,000 gallons of storage each for Avgas and JetA with designated fuel trucks for each. The 100' wide runways and 35' taxiways are all stressed for 55,000# dual wheel gear with precision approach ILS on Rwy 30 and WAAS GPS approach for Rwy 12.
Phone: (706) 647-4500
Fax: (706) 646-3066