Address

480 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: (706) 632-2091
Fax: (706) 632-3278

Population: 1,290
Senate District: 17
House District: 99
Congressional District: 9
Classification: Second Class City
18 Volunteer Fire Fighters
City Fire Rating: Class 7

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The City of Blue Ridge is pleased to offer an enhanced option for online util ity and tax payments called MyGovHub....
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 City Council Meeting Minutes 

Ada Street, LLC v. City of Blue Ridge Lawsuit Final Ruling

Ada Street, LLC v. City of Blue Ridge, Georgia, et al. Trial Transcript: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

Help Stop Water Theft 

                              

If you choose to view the solar eclipse, below are NASA’s recommendations for safe viewing

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun. To date four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. 

  • Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter. Always supervise children using solar filters.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright Sun. After glancing at the Sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the Sun. 
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. Similarly, do not look at the Sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. 
  • If you are within the path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe), remove your solar filter only when the Moon completely covers the Sun’s bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark. Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright Sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to glance at the remaining partial phases. 

About Blue Ridge, Georgia

Incorporated in 1886 and located in the northeast corner of Georgia, the City of Blue Ridge is the county seat of Fannin County. The City consists of 2.2 square miles and has a population of 1,290, according to the 2010 census. Named for the southern reach of the Appalachian Mountain Range that stretches into the area, the City of Blue Ridge boasts beautiful mountain views. With key water features, such as Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River, Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia. As well as being surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and near the southern tip of the Appalachian Trail, the area draws tourists and outdoorsmen from all over. 

The downtown area boasts quaint shops and eclectic restaurants along with festivals and plenty of activities for residents and tourists all in a small town setting. Tracks for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway bisect the downtown area, with the Scenic Railway itself operating out of the town's historic 100 year old Depot. The downtown area also serves as host for multiple festivals and the City is home to one of the few drive-ins in North Georgia, the Swan Drive-In Theatre.

The City of Blue Ridge operates under the direction of the City Council, which consists of the Mayor and five Council Members, all elected at large. The Council represents the interests of the citizens by adopting public policies and determining the scope of services and tax levels. The Council also approves ordinances, new projects and programs, and adopts the annual budget.

The Water and Sewer Department services approximately 2,500 customers and the Street Department maintains approximately 33 miles of City streets.

As of January 2017, water rates increased by $1.00 per 1000 gallons of usage.

This increase is needed for maintenance and replacement of the aging infrastructure in the water system.

This increase will be reflected on the bills due February 15, 2017. Here are some examples:

  1. If your usage is 500 gallons then you would see a $.50 increase on your bill.
  2. If your usage is 3000 gallons then you would see a $3.00 increase on your bill.
  3. If your usage is 5000 gallons you would see a $5.00 increase on your bill.

Please be advised there is a 2.9% convenience fee for credit card payments greater than $100.  There is no charge for E-check or credit cards payments less than $100.


Payments made online will be credited next business day
Payments made online will be credited same business day

Payments made online will be credited same business day
 
To increase the speed and accuracy when you add an account, enter only the first three digits of your service address and then your account number.

Federally issued identification number: 151205 9-11-08.