City of Helen 100 years

Remember to Vote

The City of Helen has two Commission seats open for the Tuesday, November 5, 2019 elections. Three candidates are running for the two seats: Incombents Jeff Ash and Cinnamon Spurlock, and former commissioner Fred Garmon. Voting beginning at 7:00 a.m. and polls close at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Calls for Water Conservation

Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).  As a result, most of the counties in Georgia must follow the Level 1 Drought Response requirements. This includes White County and the water customers of the City of Helen.

“This Public Notice serves as a reminder for all water customers of the City of Helen to use water wisely,” and to remember the importance of water conservation. In addition, the outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.  There are several exceptions to this limitation listed at

For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Level 1 Drought Response:

  • Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation;
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day; and
  • Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
  • Regularly check for, and repair, leaks inside and outside your business or home.
  • Don't leave tap running when shaving, brushing teeth, and face washing.
  • Only water your landscape when necessary. Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered, and not the house, sidewalk, or street.

If you have any questions in regards to this Public Notice please do not hesitate to call City of Helen City Hall 706-878-2733.

Helen to Hardman Trail Reopening

With much anticipation and great pleasure, we would like to announce that the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail will RE-OPEN the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25th. Thank you for all your support and patience during this time of rebuilding.

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins to Visit Helen

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins will be in Helen, GA April 16, 2019. Representative Collins will be at Helen's Veteran Park at 726 Brucken Strasse where he will present the family of Private Rondall H. Glaze with metals for the private's military service. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Please join us as we honor the memory of White County, Georgia's most decorated soldier. If you have any questions, please call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closure for Inclement Weather

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Helen City Hall and the Administrative Office of the Police Department will be closed Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Weather permitting, the offices will reopen Wednesday if the roads are safe for travel. During the time the offices are closed, if you need a police officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. We ask everyone to stay safe and do not take unnecessary trips in the event the weather turns treacherous.

Trash schedule for Martin Luther King Holiday

Residential garbage service will be scheduled as normal for Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day.  Pleae make sure trash is out by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Helen will once again offer recycling of your Christmas tree. Bring your live tree (with decorations removed) to the parking lot at the corner of Edelweiss and Chattahoochee Strasse (parking lot on the same side as the Festhalle). There will be a sign at the location to indicate where to drop your tree off, and the City will handle the recycling for you. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, Helen City Hall and the Helen Police Department Administrative Office will close Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m. If you need an officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. Any Alcohol License Renewal Applications and payments placed in the drop box over the holiday must be notarized. If your paperwork needs to be notarized, please bring it in to City Hall on Monday. Payments received on Monday will not be considered late. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.