Welcome to Colbert, GA

                             City of the Red Cannas

City HallThe City of Colbert was first chartered as Five Forks in 1899. The roads from Diamond Hill, Danielsville, Comer, Crawford and Athens came together at a point near where the traffic signal is now located. The name of Five Forks was changed to Colbert in 1909 in honor of the Colbert Family, one of the early residents. The railroad was built thru Five Forks in 1891. The depot was constructed in 1892 and now serves as the Colbert City Hall. Up until the 1950’s, cotton was king in the area. In 1970 the Colbert July 4th celebration and barbeque began. We have observed our 46th annual event.  Red Cannas have been our official flower since the 1960’s.

A 150-page History of Colbert book is available at the Colbert City Hall for a cost of $20.00. Colbert has grown over the years and our latest census report was 592 residents.  

 

COUNCIL MEETINGS HELD FIRST MONDAY NIGHT IN EACH MONTH 7:00 P.M.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT:  WATER LINE REPLACEMENT GOING ON IN AREAS OF DIAMOND HILL-COLBERT ROAD TO    FIRST AVENUE AND TREE LANE AND ALL OF LEON STREET.  PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND AWARE!

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THE CITY OF COLBERT IS NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN AND CEMETERY CUTTING.  CALL CITY HALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OBTAINING A BID FORM. 

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SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE ISSUED A WARNING ON A POSSIBLE SCAM CONCERNING TELEPHONE CALLS TO REGISTER TO VOTE POSING AS THE SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE.  PLEASE BE AWARE.

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WASTEPRO WILL NO LONGER HANDLE RECYCLED ITEMS.  PLEASE TAKE YOUR RECYCLE TO MADISON COUNTY RECYCLING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECYCLING.    

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Sec.10-21 Business License Requirements - Any person, firm, or corporation using the street of the city for the purpose of making sales of any product or merchandise, or any person making loans or in any way carrying on a business of description, whether profitable or not, will be required to obtain a license from the mayor and counvcil before operating a business. 

 The City of Colbert requires a business license for any person, firm, or corporation using the streets of the City for the purpose of making sales of any product or merchandise to any firm or any place of business that offer for sale or trade, any product or merchandise, or any person making loans or in any way carrying on a business description, whether profitable or not. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - WATER WILL BE TURNED OFF DECEMBER 27, 2018 IN ORDER TO SWITCH OVER TO NEW WATER LINE. ESTIMATED TIME FRAME IS 9:00 - 3:00. Thank you for your patience.