Occupational licenses are $40.00. 

Rezoning, conditional use, or variance applications are $45.00 

Permits for building inside the city limits of Comer are obtained by first submitting plans for the new building or remodel to City Hall. 

New structures require a printed plat, and a to-scale drawing of the structure, showing dimensions and setbacks, along with a detailed description of building materials such as siding and roofing. Any existing structures should also be shown, with their dimensions.

These plans must then be approved by the city, at which time a permit authorization letter will be issued to Madison County Building and Zoning. Permits may then be pulled from the county, who is solely responsible for construction inspections. Property markers like pins or flags should be readily visible on the site for inspection of setbacks by the city.

Any questions may be directed to City Hall at 706-783-4552

Water & Sewer 

Minimum Monthly Water Charge for Use up to 1,500 Gallons: $14.00

Surcharge Per 1,000 Gallons Use Over 1,500 Gallons: $5.50

Minimum Sewer Charge: $14.00

Sewer Charge for Water Use Over 1,500 Gallons:   100% of Water Charge

**Rates for out of town service are calculated at 2.25 times the rates for services within the city limits**

If an account is suspended because of an overdue balance, the activation fee of $50.00 will be required along with payment in full before the account can be reactivated. Restoring water service may take up to three days.


Monthly Residential Garbage Fee, Per 96 Gallons maximum: $18.00/Container

Monthly Commercial Garbage Fee for 1 Pickup / Week: $20.00/Container

Monthly Commercial Garbage fee for 2 Pickups / Week: $30.00/Container

New Services: Residential & Commercial

Account Activation Fee: $50.00

Security Deposit for New Service: $150.00

Residential Water Tap Fee: $1500.00

Residential Sewer Tap Fee: There is a moratorium on residential sewer taps.

Water Availability Fees for Newly Constructed Residential Service: $500.00

Sewer Availability Fees for Newly Constructed Residential Service: $2500.00


Water tap fee: 2.25 X $1500.00

Water availability fee: 2.25 X $500.00

Sewer tap: 2.25 X $500.00 Sewer availability fee: 2.25 X $2500.00

There is a moratorium on residential sewer taps.

*Additional cost related fees may apply

Property Tax Millage Rate

2023 Property Tax Millage Rate: 4.0       **effective since 2017**