COVID-19 Related Updates
- Council will return to its regular meeting schedule beginning May 18, 2020 to include all work session and pre-council meetings.
- Meeting are held at the Perry Art Center located at 1121 Macon Road, Perry.
- Meetings will continue to be streamed on the City's Facebook page and through teleconference.
* Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(g), this meeting is available to the public via teleconference and Facebook live streaming.
To join the meeting by phone: Dial 425-436-6367 Access Code: 850369#
If you choose this option, you will ONLY be able to hear the meeting and will not be able to participate in any public comment.
To join the meeting by Facebook: Use this URL - facebook.com/cityofperryga
This will allow you to view and hear the meeting and be able to participate in the citizens input and general public items/comments. Your questions will be read to the Mayor and Council by the Host.
The Perry City Council is the legislative body of the Perry local government.
The City Council is responsible for adopting all ordinances and resolutions, approving the annual operating and capital budgets, setting all tax rates, approving the five-year Capital Improvement Program, setting all user fees, making land use and zoning decisions, and establishing long range plans and policies.
- The Council, in its legislative role, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and establishes the general policies of the City. The Council also sets the real estate tax rate and approves and adopts the annual operating budget.
- The City Council meets in regular session the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 1211 Washington Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Public hearings are held to provide an opportunity for citizen input on actions taken by City Council. Public notices of hearings are published in The Houston Home Journal 15 days prior to the public hearing date. Announcements of public hearings are also displayed in the Municipal Building Lobby and on our website.
The City conducts non-partisan elections every other odd year. The mayor and three (3) council members run in one election. The other three (3) council members run two (2) years later. Each office has a four (4) year term. The election process is as provided for in state law, with the election date set on the first Tuesday in November. Therefore, all seats are not up for election during the same election year. Citizens age 18 and over may register to vote at the Houston County Voter Registration Office, Houston County Government Building, Perry, GA; at the DMV when applying for a motor vehicle driver’s license; by mail (applications available at the Perry-Houston County Library, and the DMV); or in person at special registration locations set-up prior to elections. Perry has one polling place for local election: the Perry Community Center (Rozar Park).