Originally established as part of Clarke County, Oconee County, named for the nearby Oconee River, became the…More 135th county in Georgia in 1875. Upon this declaration, the Oconee County Courthouse was built. The current courthouse was completed in 1939 with a major addition to the building's rear in 1998. The courthouse is located in downtown Watkinsville, the county seat.
The Oconee Courthouse complex is a one-stop visit for most county business including the board of commissioners, courts (probate, superior, magistrate, juvenile), tax commission, finance and board of elections.
The Oconee County's mission is to "provide the highest quality services in a fiscally responsible manner to promote the health, safety and general welfare of all Oconee County citizens."
Oconee County Fire Dept 1291 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA30677 The Oconee County Fire Department, which also acts as the Oconee County Government Annex, is the governing body for all…More other volunteer fire and emergency services locations in Oconee County. The fire department is also responsible for recruitment, training, fire code inspections and storing ISO (Insurance Services Organization) documents, providing safety classes for local schools and working with other government agencies during investigations.
Oconee County:Adult Learning Center 1291 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA30677 The Oconee County Adult Learning Center is part of Athens Tech. Services include classes to complete GEDs and also ESL…More classes. The Learning Center is located at the Oconee Government Annex on Greensboro Highway.
Oconee County Civic Center 2661 Hog Mountain Rd, Watkinsville, GA30677 The Oconee County Civic Center is a government owned and operated facility. The building consists of a 500-seat theatre…More and 6,560 square-foot banquet room for public and private events, community fairs, conferences and school functions.