The City of Villa Rica generally uses www.GovDeals.com to dispose of certain personal property once declared surplus by the City Council or City Manager. GovDeals is an online auction service provider. Registration is required for bidding. All items are sold “as is” and the acceptable methods of payment are cash, money order, cashier’s check and credit card. Please review the terms and conditions before bidding. For questions about using the GovDeals website, please contact GovDeals at (800) 613-0156.
Each child needs to attend at least one skill
evaluation to aide in the dividing of teams. Kids that
do not attend will be placed on teams at random.
Teams are divided by skill level and every effort is
made to make teams as even as possible.
We register coaches during the same time as
registration for kids. Coaches must complete
background check and sport specific certification.
Age control dates are:
Basketball Jan. 1
Baseball May 1
Soccer Aug. 1
Cheerleading Aug. 1
Rain-out line is 678-835-1073
Out-of-city fee is $10 and out-of-county fee is $45
Uniforms, officials, and equipment expenses will be
covered by registration fees.
Our teams could play against and travel to: Carroll
County Rec. Dept., Bowdon, Temple, Mt. Zion,
Bremen, Haralson Co., Tallapoosa, Heard Co.,
Cedartown, and Carrollton
Please see this link which describes the instances when a permit is required:
Yes, water heaters are under the purview of the plumbing and gas codes requiring permits and inspections to ensure a safe installation. State licensing is also required if a tradesman is doing the job.
The length of time to obtain a building permit depends on the scope of the project. Typically, residential plan reviews are ready within 2 to 3 days. A commercial project can take considerably longer since a fire marshal review is also required. The plan review process can take 7-10 days for a commercial project.
Sign permits are required for all signs, temporary and permanent, except window signs. Temporary sign permits are issued for 30 days and are renewable up to three times for a total of 120 days. The cost of a temporary sign permit is $35. The cost of a permanent sign permit is based on the size with a minimum of $50. Please contact Community Development for an exact cost.
The Comprehensive Plan is a municipality’s road map for the future. This official, living, city-wide public document provides long range policy direction for land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public facilities, intergovernmental agreements along with its natural and cultural resources. It serves as a guide for elected and public officials by providing the framework for evaluating development proposals. Included in the Comprehensive Plan are strategies for program funding for all city departments.
You must first complete the Vendor Registration Packet,
which requires basic information about your business that
we must have on file. Click here to download the Vendor
Registration packet or contact the purchasing clerk at
Contact the purchasing clerk with any changes to be
made to your vendor file, such as a company name
change, an address change, or a change in the goods or
services you provide. Requested changes are to be made
When will I receive my 1099? 1099s are mailed out by January 31st as required by the
See the bids page
to learn about current bid and contract
opportunities available to consultants, service providers,
contractors, vendors or suppliers.
The city accepts invoices at 571 W Bankhead Hwy, Villa
Rica, GA 30180, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and by fax at 770-459-
7003. All invoices must have the name of the company,
mailing address, date of service or delivery, invoice
number and purchase order if issued.
You may contact the accounts payable clerk at 678-840-
1218 for any invoice payment questions.
If you live in Carroll County, contact the Carroll County
Tax Commissioner’s Office at 770-830-5843.
If you live in Douglas County, contact the Douglas County
Tax Commissioner’s Office at 770-920-7272.
Each application will be considered on its own merits and within the context of the properly involved and its surroundings. However, the Commission is likely to look unfavorably on:
Demolition (purposefully or through neglect)
Removing Original Features (doors and windows)
Installing Plastic Illuminated Signs
Installing a Satellite (TV) Dish or Tall Antenna in a Visible Location
- Complete the "Application for Certificate of Appropriateness" application form. You can obtain a copy from the Community Development Department.
- For minor changes you need only provide a written description of the proposed changes.
- For major changes and new construction, drawings, plans, and/or photographs may also be required in order to give the Commission a clear idea of your proposed change.
- Submit the completed form to the Community Development Department.
At least seven days prior to review of the application, the Commission will inform the owners of any property likely to be affected and will give the application and such owners an opportunity to be heard. When necessary, the Commission may hold a public hearing. The Commission evaluates the proposed change using the Design Guidelines
as objective criteria for their decision. the commission must approve or reject the application once it is field within 45 days. Failure of the Commission to act withing 45 days will constitute approval. If the application is denied, the Commission will state reason for denial and may give alternative suggestions. Upon denial, the applicant may make modifications to the plans and resubmit the application at any time.
The courts have recognized the importance of preserving the character of a community. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the legality of preservation as a planning tool. It stated, "The objective of preserving areas with specific historic or cultural significance is an entirely permissible goal. States and towns may enact land use restrictions or controls to enhance the quality of life by preserving the desirable aesthetic features of a town."
Any changes that requires a building permit requires approval from the Historic Preservation Commission. Within the Historic District, a building permit may be issued only after the proposed project has been approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.
While ordinary maintenance does not require approval, you will need to seek approval for any changes to the exterior of the building. Seemingly unimportant changes, like adding a chain link fence or enclosing a porch, can have a dramatic effect on the visual character of the District. The following is a list of changes that should be brought before the Commission:
adding a dormer or bay window creating parking
installing storm windows demolition
paint color selection and placement relocation
erecting a sign
Before going ahead with a project it is always best to check with the Community Development Director or his/her designee to see if approval is necessary.
Community cooperation and knowledge are important if the Commission is to accomplish its purpose. If the project is still in-progress a stop work order may be issued. If the Commission becomes aware of a change within the District which was made without approval, it will, as a matter of policy, notify the owner and request an explanation. Depending on the specifics of the project, the City of Villa Rica may take remedial action. This could take the form of a fine or could result in an order to restore the original condition of the building.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is a permit to allow the construction, demolition, or alteration of any property that is designated in a Historic Preservation District. A Certificate of Appropriateness helps ensure the preservation of the historic character and architectural integrity of these buildings and sites. The Villa Rica Historic Preservation Commission (VRHPC) makes a recommendation to the Community Development Director or his designee who is the Review Authority for the Certificate of Appropriateness. The Community Development Staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the requirements, fees, or procedures for a Certificate of Appropriateness.
A National Register District Identifies; a Local District Protects.
Both National Register district and locally designated historic districts can be used as effective
preservation tools, either independently or together, to help preserve a community’s historic
resources. For example, the National Register program might be used as a convenient and
credible way to identify a community’s historic resources, followed by local district designation,
which would further protect and enhance those resources through the process of design review.
Conversely, a local survey to establish a local historic district might also be used as the basis for
a National Register district nomination, which would afford additional preservation incentives,
including rehabilitation tax credits, to properties protected in the local district. Local district
designation might also be used to selectively protect portions of National Register districts
considered especially significant to a community or subject to particularly strong development
pressures. Local designation also might be afforded to an area larger than a National Register
district to provide an even greater degree of protection to the historic resources within the
National Register district.
Some community’s preservation needs may be met entirely with either a locally designated district
or a National Register district; there are many examples in Georgia of both situations.
Other communities may believe that a package involving both types of districts works best.
Remember: local districts and National Register districts are different, but complementary, and
can work effectively by themselves or together to meet a community’s historic preservation needs.
An application may be submitted at any time, but for it to be considered at the next regular meeting of the VRHPC is should be in the hands of the Community Development Director or his/her designee 45 to 20 days prior to the next scheduled meeting. This will provide enough time for the notification process. Meetings are held monthly at the Holt-Bishop Justice Center, at 101 Main Street. Contact the Community Development Department for the schedule. Occassionally, the Commission calls a special meeting.
In specific cases where affordability becomes an important issue to the application, the Commission will seek alternatives that should be satisfactory to all.
Yes. Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at 404-968-0480.
Dogs are allowed in most parks. They must be on a 6ft leash and cleaned up after. Dogs are NOT allowed during large events.
There are no discounts for any programs or sports activities.
No, the parks are open to the public unless stated otherwise.
Yes, with the exception of a couple of classes. Proration will be done from the day you start, but only for the first month. If you are to miss a class it should be made up within the same month.
We do not give refunds unless an activity has been cancelled. Under certain circumstances a refund may be requested, but must be approved by that programs coordinator.
The City offers a discount to Senior Citizens who live
inside the City limits. Customer has to be 65 years of
age and location has to be their primary residence.
In person or online at our website, www.villarica.org.
In person at 571 W Bankhead Hwy.
By phone at 678 785 1000, select the first option
which is to press #.
Online at www.villarica.org. There is no charge to
customer for paying bill by phone or online.
Drop box on side of building at drive thru window.
By mail, address is 571 W Bankhead Hwy, Villa Rica,
Ga, 30180. An envelope is included with your
monthly bill for the purpose of mailing your payment.
Please include payment stub to insure that your
payment is properly posted to your account.
The City’s policy states that you need to fill out an
application requesting service for location, plus show
proof of ownership or a lease agreement, bring a
picture ID and pay a deposit.
Water and sewer. For inside City residential
customers only, household garbage, free recycling in
conjunction with household garbage service, and
curbside/bulk pickup are offered.
The deposit can be refunded or applied to your
account after 12 consecutive billings cycles are paid
before or by the due date. This needs to be
requested by customer as it is not automatically
done; or it will be applied to your final bill when you
terminate service with the City.
Bills are mailed out at the end of each month and are
due on the 15th of each month unless the 15th falls on
a weekend, then the Monday following the 15th will be
the due date.
In the City Hall building at 571 West Bankhead Hwy.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am until 5:00pm.
All auto parts stores located in Villa Rica will recycle
your used motor oil free of charge.
Stormwater runoff is the water that flows from
rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, streets, driveways,
yards and other surfaces into our creeks and streams
untreated degrading the water quality.
refers to the components of the storm
drainage system maintained by the City. The public
drainage system are public streets and right-of-way
and public property.
The city has developed and implemented and IDDE
program (Illicit discharge detection elimination) that
prohibits non-stormwater discharges to the municipal
separate storm sewer system (MS4). If you see or
suspect an illicit discharge call the Watershed
Protection Department @ 678-840-1214.
If the drainage structure is located anywhere on
private property it is the homeowner’s responsibility
for maintenance and repairs.