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Oconee County Government
23 N Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Originally established as part of Clarke County, Oconee County, named for the nearby Oconee River,  became theMore 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, GA 30677
The Oconee County Fire Department, which also acts as the Oconee County Government Annex, is the governing body for allMore 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, GA 30677
The Oconee County Adult Learning Center is part of Athens Tech. Services include classes to complete GEDs and also ESLMore classes. The Learning Center is located at the Oconee Government Annex on Greensboro Highway.
Oconee County Civic Center
2661 Hog Mountain Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
The Oconee County Civic Center is a government owned and operated facility. The building consists of a 500-seat theatreMore and 6,560 square-foot banquet room for public and private events, community fairs, conferences and school functions.
Oconee County Government Annex
1291 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677

The Oconee County Government Annex houses the following:

  • Utility Department
  • Public Works
  • More
  • Fire Chief
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • Adult Learning Center - Athens Tech
  • Soil Conservation District
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
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