In an effort to keep our staff safe during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Walker County Animal Control will be dispatched ONLY to respond to bite cases. Until further notice, Animal Control officers will NOT be sent out to pick up stray animals. Please do NOT call 911 and tie up vital emergency lines with stray calls. Your friends and neighbors depend on these lines being available for medical and emergency situations.
David Brown, Codes & Planning Director
122 Highway 95
Rock Spring, GA
706-638-4048 (Codes & Planning)
706-375-2100 (Animal Control)
Codes Enforcement Officers
This department handles nuisance complaints and non-construction related code violations or complaints. Examples of these types of complaints include household garbage in your yard, junk cars, overgrown lawns, scrap tires, loose animals and other issues not meeting local property standards. We carry out rules set forth in the International Property Maintenance Code, which Walker County adopted on February 19, 2015, along with the Junk Vehicle Ordinance of 1989 and Public Nuisance Ordinance of 2004.
We are located in the Walker County Local Government Services building at 122 Highway 95 in Rock Spring. Our phone number is 706-638-4048.
Did you know you can report an issue with codes, roads or animals using a smartphone app? Simply download the iWorQ Service Request mobile app and enter Walker County’s Agency Code (Wal02) to request service. Once entered, you can create an account to track the progress of your issue or continue as a guest.
Along with codes, roads and animals, users can also ask general questions, inquire about renting a county facility and alert the county of concerns with permitting and inspections, drainage and the landfill.
A key feature of the app gives users the ability to take a picture of their problem to send to Walker County and/or upload a file.
Animal Control Officers
REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR NEGLECT
Call the Walker County Animal Shelter at 706-375-2100. When reporting abuse or neglect, be prepared to give your name, address, phone number and the address where the animal in question is housed. It may be scary to give your name, but by law, the Animal Control Officer cannot respond to anonymous calls. They must have documentation from an eyewitness. The ACO is not able to answer questions in court like “How long has this animal been observed in this condition?” Also, the ACO may have questions or need to verify some information. ACO needs your support to be effective in helping abused and neglected animals
The Litter Crew works about a dozen roads each week with one county employee supervising two to three inmates. In 2017, 123,020 pounds of roadside trash and 1,313 tires.