Wilkes County Board of Commissioners



About Us

Wilkes County was one of the original counties created from Indian lands in 1773. The legislature designated the county in 1777 and thereafter divided it many times to form other counties. Its name pays homage to John Wilkes who had championed colonists' issues in the British House of Commons prior to the Revolutionary War.

- Wilkes County Government Departments-

Board of Co Board of Commissioners 706-678-2511

Dept. Family & Children's Services 706-678-2814

EMS - Emergency Medical Service 706-678-7837

Extension Service - Univ. of GA 706-678-2332

GA Forestry Commission Wilkes/Lincoln Counties 706-678-2910

Health Dept. 706-678-2622

Magistrate Court 706-678-1881

Parks & Recreation 706-678-1454

Probate Court 706-678-2523

Road Dept. 706-678-7287

Sanitary Landfill 706-678-1655

Senior Citizens Center 706-678-2518

Sheriff's Office 706-678-2224

Superior Court Clerk 706-678-2423

Tax Commissioner's Office 706-678-2422

Voter Registration 706-678-1850


General Laborers / CDL Drivers
Category: Skilled and Trades
Full-time laborers and CDL driver needed for Wilkes County Landfill and Road Department. Please apply at Wilkes County Board of Commissioners’ Office, Room 222For questions or more information, call 706-678-2511
Contact: Richard McAvoy or Karen Burton
Phone:(706) 678-2511
Fax:(706) 678-3033
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office is now hiring full-time jailer positions.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Job duties include but are not limited to; direct and indirect supervision of inmates, inmate processing, maintaining safety and security of the facility and any visitors to the facility. Employee health insurance with optional ...read more
Contact: Adam Posey
Phone:(706) 678-2224
Fax:(706) 678-1300
Covid-19 Mitigation Specialist - Sanitation - Wilkes County
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
TITLE            COVID-19 Mitigation Specialist - Sanitation - Wilkes CountyPosition Purpose The purpose of this position is to ensure a safe and healthy environment by providing sanitation services aimed at mitigating against COVID-19. Sanitation services will be provided in and around facilities, in classrooms and common areas, on utilities, equipment, fixtures, and materials in and around the ...read more