Frequent Questions about the City of Dacula

  1. If I move into Dacula, will I have to pay city taxes?
  2. What should I do to start trash pickup services?
  3. Does the city offer recycling?
  4. How do I get utility service to my new home?
  5. I’m new to Georgia. What should I do about my car registration and auto tags?
  6. Are jobs with the city available?
  7. What recreational activities are available for children in the summer?
  8. When are the next city elections?
  9. Where can I go to sign up for unemployment or ask other labor questions?

Q: If I move into Dacula, will I have to pay city taxes?

Yes, if you own property. Currently, the 2015 city millage rate is 5.228 on the taxable amount. For a home and property worth $100,000, the taxable amount, disregarding any homestead exemption, would be $40,000. A homeowner in this situation would pay $40,000 x .005228, or $209.00, for the year in city taxes. Gwinnett County provides tax billing services for the City of Dacula. City tax is included in the bottom line of your county tax statement. You would make one payment to the county Tax Office covering your county and city taxes. In addition, you may see a line item for residential sanitation services of $192.00 on the tax bill also. You will not receive a separate bill from the City .If you have questions about your tax bill prior to 2001, please contact City Hall.


Q: What should I do to start trash pickup services?

If you are a newcomer to Dacula, call City Hall at 770-963-7451 to arrange for garbage pickup and to receive a recycling bin. The city provides pickup, recycling, used appliance pickup, yard debris pickup and leaf removal during the fall. The basic charge is $16 per month, billed annually on the Gwinnett County Property Tax Bill. There are additional charges for appliance removal and yard debris cleanup. Call City Hall to arrange for these special services, which are usually provided on Monday, Tuesday or Friday. These fees are billed directly by the City separately from the monthly bill.

All service is provided curb side once per week either on Wednesday or Thursday. Garbage should be placed in plastic bags. Bags need not be placed in a garbage can. However, the City does recommend 95 gallon cans as the best alternative. You may purchase a 95 gallon trash can that allows assisted emptying for $55 at City Hall. Anything placed at the curb will be picked up. So don’t leave your favorite basket at curb side and expect to find it when you come home. Certain items such as poisons, building rubbish and the like will not be picked up. City ordinance requires every resident within the city limits register and pay for this city service.


Q: Does the city offer recycling?

The City contracts for recycling services. The contractor provides a recycle bin for this purpose. Recycling pickup is once per week on Fridays. Place your newspapers, aluminum cans and plastics in the bin and set it curb side for pickup. There is no additional fee for this service.


Q: How do I get utility service to my new home?

Utility Service Providers
Service Provider Telephone
Electricity Georgia Power
Jackson EMC
1-888-660-5890
770-822-3235
Natural gas City of Buford 770-945-6761
Water
Sewer (where available)
Gwinnett County Public Utilities 678-376-6800
Cable TV Charter Communications
Directv
Comcast
AT&T Customer Service
1-877-906-9121
1-855-229-4377
1-800-934-6489
1-877-862-7873


Q: I’m new to Georgia. What should I do about my car registration and auto tags?

You are allowed 30 days after residency to register your vehicles. You should contact the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner’s Tag Division at 770-822-8818 to find out what to do. The Tag Division is located in the Gwinnett County Government Annex at 750 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville. An emission inspection will probably be required. Log onto Gwinnett County on the Web. Click on the Tax Commissioner site for additional information. After you once receive a license plate, you may be able to renew online.


Q: Are jobs with the city available?

From time-to-time jobs become available. Fill out an employment application at City Hall.


Q: What recreational activities are available for children in the summer?

The Dacula Athletic Association, Hebron Christian Recreational Ministry and the Dacula Soccer Club provide summer recreational opportunities. The city’s Maple Creek Park, on McMillan Road, is available for walks, play and nature outings.


Q: When are the next city elections?

The next city election will be in 2017 when two city council posts and the mayor’s post will be up for election.

City, county, state, and federal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The polling place for municipal election is at City Hall. Polling places for all elections are found on your voter registration card. Polls are open from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.

You may complete a voter registration application for all Georgia elections at City Hall.


Q: Where can I go to sign up for unemployment or ask other labor questions?

You can apply for unemployment benefits at any Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers. The nearest Career Center is located at 2211 Beaver Ruin Rd, Suite 160, in Norcross. Log onto the Georgia Department of Labor site for information and other locations.