Public Safety


The Eatonton Police Department at 214 West Marion houses the City Jail, the police Department and the Municipal Court.  Our crew of 29 police officers handles about 2,000 traffic citations per year and about 1,000 other incidents.  Recently awarded a Wal-Mart Community Grant, we have used this grant to conduct community information sessions.  Using a Special Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, we have been able to bring uniformity to our fleet of Police vehicles so that visitors and residents alike will know that the Eatonton Police is on the job.  The silver gray fleet is boldly emblazoned with Eatonton Police.  If you need assistance please cal the Police at 706-485-3551.  You can pay traffic citations on line at


The Eatonton Fire Department has both a paid and a volunteer force located at 214 West Marion Street beside the Police Department.  Our crews can be seen training each month throughout the City.  By using a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST,  each firefighter in the City of Eatonton's fire fighting force has been outfitted with all new turn-out gear and new breathing apparatus.  Additionally we have added to our fleet of fire trucks.  To go along with the new E-ONE pumper engine already in service, we have been able to add another E-ONE pumper and a 65 foot ladder truck that is more than able to reach the top of the tallest structure in town or out in the county.


It is the City Marshalís job to issue Occupational tax certificates and collect occupational taxes and fees.  In addition the Marshall enforces city ordinances concerning buildings, trash and solid waste including the accumulation of junk cars and other nuisance ordinances.  The Marshal also issues burn permits and inspects burn sites in the City. No burn permits are issued from May 1st until October 31st of each year.  The Marshal is NPDES certified and works with the Putnam County Planning and Zoning staff on land disturbance and sedimentation control issues.









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