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 Courthouse, Perry, GA; at the DMV when applying for a motor vehicle driver’s license; by mail (applications available at the Perry-Houston County Library, Perry Post Office, and the DMV); or in person at special registration locations set-up prior to elections. Perry has three polling places for local elections: the Perry Community Center, the National Guard Armory and Morningside Elementary School.