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Athens/Clarke County Emergency Management

Dear Wintervillians,
In the event you are ever displaced from your home or residence due to weather etc., please seek shelter at the 
Winterville Center for Community & Culture located at 371 N. Church St. 

The link above to the ACC Emergency Management web page will tell you how to prepare for weather-related emergencies.

Stay safe! 

Dodd Ferrelle, Mayor


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Contact the City

125 N. Church St.
Winterville, GA 30683
706-742-5476 (FAX)

P.O. Box 306
Winterville, GA 30683-0306

Open Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch

The Depot
101 Marigold Lane

Pittard Park
N. Church St.


Emergency: 911

Police Dept.

Public Works

Public Utilities

Street Lights

Leaf & Limb Pick Up
706-613-3501 x 318

Street Drainage
Pothole Repair


ACC Animal Control

Cable Service & Bundles
855-604-4154 (Charter)
866-445-5880 (Windstream)

Winterville Center for Community and Culture

Winterville Post Office

Winterville Library

New Email List

The Yahoo listserv is no longer available due to changes with the service, so we are creating a new email list to send announcements by email. The Yahoo addresses will receive a confirmation that they would like to continue using the Yahoo email address to receive announcements from the city of Winterville, or you may choose to decline and add your regular email address here.


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Winterville Updates

Statement on COVID19

The City of Winterville continues to monitor our local Covid-19 numbers and subsequent strain on our healthcare workers and hospitals.

As you are most likely aware, our numbers locally and state-wide continue to rise at an alarming rate. Members of our community are strongly encouraged to continue avoiding crowds, maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and others who do not live in your household, wash your hands, and wear a mask/face covering when in public (per our newly passed mask ordinance, which can be found here:

As a city, we will continue to follow the guidance of our local and state leadership and the CDC and pass helpful information on to all of you.  For information about the Covid-19 vaccine phased rollout, please visit the District 10 Department of Public Health website at

Together we will get through this.  Stay safe, stay healthy. Thank you for reading and for your continued efforts in helping to slow the spread and lessen the burden on our frontline workers.

Mayor Dodd I. Ferrelle

City of Winterville

125 North Church Street

Winterville, Georgia 30683

Winterville Firefly Local Action Committee Kickoff Meeting

Date: January 19th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
This is the first meeting of the Winterville Firefly Local Action Committee (LAC). 
The primary objective of the LAC is to encourage local residents to take ownership of the Firefly Trail and fully realize all the potential the trail holds for community betterment and benefits to individuals, families, and visitors. 

If you would like to attend, please contact the LAC at   
  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Bruce Johnson

Public Input Session 1/21 - Crosswalk & Henry Meyer Intersection Improvements

Dear Wintervillians,

Please join us for a Public Input Session Thursday, January 21st from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m..

The session will take place in Pittard Park under the large pavilion to enable social distancing.  Please wear a mask if you plan to attend.

Representatives from the City of Winterville and WA Engineering will be present to answer questions and record comments.

The following projects will be discussed:

1. Intersection Improvements: Main Street and Henry Meyer

2. Crosswalk safety improvements: Main Street and Parkview (in front of the Train Depot)

We look forward to seeing you there!


Dodd I. Ferrelle, Mayor

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Public Information: Charter Amendment

Part I | Winterville, GA | An Independent Little Historic Train Town

Part II | Fox Theatre Institute Big Check Ceremony for the Winterville Auditorium

Part III - Winterville, GA | Where Music, Art and Public Service Intersect

Part 3 in a series of Winterville, Georgia focused videos, Mayor Dodd Ferrelle shares how he rediscovered his love for music, the arts and performing through his public service. Through music, he's found a way to help rebuild the Winterville Auditorium, establish a new revenue stream for the city he loves, and partner with the Fox Theatre Institute to accomplish this feat.

Video filmed, edited and produced by Scott Duvall of Jawavi Films

Special Thanks goes out to: The Fox Theatre and the Fox Theatre Institute

The City of Winterville

Additional footage provided by: Jennifer Cooper & Mike Melia | Cooperworks Inc.

Matt Brewster | Marigold Solutions

Welcome to the City of Winterville, GA Website!

We’re glad you stopped by!

Winterville is the only incorporated municipality located entirely within Athens-Clarke County. We’re located in the Buck Branch Militia District of Clarke County, about six miles from the town of Athens. Check out the navigation links above to find out more about our city, how to start a business here, rent one of our facilities, or discover our library and historic buildings, including the former Winterville High School and Carter-Coile Doctor’s Museum. Our family-friendly annual events and Pittard Park are sure to please everyone. Plan a visit to our Community Garden, or better still, plant your own! We’re proud of our Fire and Police Departments… come and get to know them!


View more photos on our Facebook page

"Winterville celebrates $55K grant for auditorium"​-Online Athens 

Make a tax-deductible donation for continued renovation of the Auditorium to the Winterville Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3



Read the
January-March 2021 Gazette


Currently rentals are suspended at Pittard Park and the Depot until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Public bathroom facilities will also be closed.



GA Flood Map Program (DFIRM) website

Download a PDF version




Important Links

Search Blog

Fox Theatre Institute

Mayor Dodd's Music & Interview

HGTV House Hunters

Watch this video at

Pay per view $1.99. 
You must have a YouTube account to view.

Season 153, Episode 12
A House Fit for the Mayor
She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.


Athens Area Community Guide

Public Notices

Please note that the City Council voted at the January meeting to change their meeting time from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm for all future meetings.

For additional information, please view the City of Winterville’s Public Notices.

Licenses & Permits

To obtain a Business License in the City of Winterville, the place of business must be located within the City Limits of Winterville and must comply to provisions of Section 32-102 of the City Charter.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed. For more information and downloadable license application view Licenses & Permits.

Zoning Ordinance

2017 Zoning Map

Building Permit

2016 Zoning & Sign Ordinance

Planning on bulding something on your property?  Always check in with Winterville's Planning & Zoning Committee to secure the poper permits.  Call City Hall at 706-742-8600 or check here

Rental Facilities

The City has five facilities available for public rental use - the large Pittard Park Pavilion, a small park pavilion, the Depot, Winterville Center for Community and Culture and the Auditorium. For more information visit our Rental page.