Fulton County News...
Homestead Exemption Deadline is April 2
If you live in a home you own, you may be able to reduce your property taxes by making sure you are taking advantage of all exemptions. This is especially important as property values continue to rise across Fulton County and the metro area.
To qualify for homestead exemptions, the property owner claiming the exemption must own, occupy, and claim the property as their legal residence on January 1 of the year in which they first qualify for the exemption.
In addition to basic homestea d exemptions, there are other exemptions available for seniors.  These exemptions have requirements for both age and income. Some require the homeowner be at least 62 years of age and others stipulate that the applicant is age 65 or 70.  Exemptions are available for people qualifying for full disability and other sp ecial circumstances.
Homeowners must apply for exemptions – they do not take effect automatically. Basic homestead exemptions renew each year automatically as long as you own the home. Most senior exemptions also remain in place as long as you own the home. If any changes are made to the deed, even if the occupants remain the same, you will need to re-file for homestead exemption. 

The 2018 homestead exemption deadline is Monday, April 2. Fulton County residents can learn more online at www.fultonassessor.org or by calling 404-612-6440 X 4.

Fire and Rescue Department Transition
The City of South Fulton has now taken control of the former Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. Fulton County officials handed over operations in a ceremony on Monday, February 26, 2018. Fire Chief Larry Few, who had been with the department for 18 years, will continue to lead the men and women of the new South Fulton Fire Rescue Department. C  lick on the video link above to watch FGTV's #BehindTheFGTVLens on the transition.
Job Openings
There are a number of employment opportunities with Fulton County Government in a several departments including IT, Health Services, Administration, Public Works, and more. Application deadlines vary. Click Here for the latest job openings.
WorkSource Fulton Offers Short-Term Training for High Demand Careers
WorkSource Fulton urges citizens to consider the potential advantages of short-term training for careers in industries in need of trained employees. Fulton County offers training for residents who meet the following criteria:
  • Residents laid off by an employer in the County within the last 12 months
  • Underemployed residents who make minimum wage, and need better employment
WorkSource Fulton can provide participants with Individual Training Accounts (ITA) for attendance at an education institution approved by the state of Georgia. Training can be provided within 4 to 12 weeks in career fields with abundant opportunities. Potential Career Training Options include:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician and Radiology Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Culinary Arts
  • Construction – General Construction and Highway Construction
  • Maintenance Technician
  • HVAC
  • CDL, Forklift, Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Welding
  • Logistics
  • Project Management
Applicants may contact WorkSource Fulton’s Adamsville Workforce Center at 404-613-6381 to learn more.
Fulton County to Qualify Republican Candidates for 2018 Elections
The Fulton County Republican Party has enlisted the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections to qualify their candidates for 2018 elections. All interested candidates can begin qualifying Monday, March 5th at the Fulton County Board of Elections office located at 130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303. Candidate qualifying period begins 9:00 a.m. March 5, 2018 through 12:00 Noon March 9, 2018.

All party affiliates need to qualify at the following locations:
 
DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FULTON COUNTY)
501 Pulliam St., Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 770.548.0923
 
REPUBLICAN PARTY (FULTON COUNTY)
Fulton County Board of Elections
130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303
Cell: 770-363-6479
 
Non-Partisan Candidates
Fulton County Board of Elections
130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information, call 404-612-7020 or visit www.fultonelections.com .
Atlanta Homeless Receive Influenza Vaccinations from Fulton Board of Health 
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Because of a spike in influenza or “flu” activity in the United States in recent weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has renewed its recommendation to get vaccinated against influenza. 

In response, the Fulton County Board of Health recently implemented a proactive strategy to help stop the spread of influenza among some of Fulton’s most vulnerable population – the homeless. A team of
3 outreach workers from the TB Clinic joined 8 Board of Health nurses to reach out to 7 metro Atlanta homeless shelters. The teams set up special influenza vaccine clinics and educated the clients about how to recognize and prevent influenza. The vaccination campaign took place over a seven-day period in early February.  Over 130 clients living in shelters were vaccinated. 

Click Here for FAQ's about the Flu.
Upcoming Summer Programs
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