Effective March 23rd, Fort Oglethorpe City Hall and other City Offices are temporarily closed to the general public until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   Please visit https://fortogov.com/information/ for more information.

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on the second and forth Monday of each Month at 6:00 PM.

Welcome to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Located only 5 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and about 90 minutes north of Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Oglethorpe is a fascinating city with a history rich in local and national color. We were home to the 6th Cavalry and the WAC’s. Generations of Americans serving their country entered or left their service through the gates of our city. Fort Oglethorpe also serves as the entrance to the Chickamauga National Military Park, the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War Parks.

Fort Oglethorpe, Chattanooga, and the Tennessee River Valley, are wonderful places to live, to visit, and to remember. Please enjoy our site and plan to bring your friends and family to visit us soon!

Council Meetings are typically held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The public is encouraged to attend.


The City of Fort Oglethorpe is taking every possible precaution to protect the health of our citizens as well as our employees during this time.

March 19th: Parks and Recreation Department

The Fort Oglethorpe Parks and Recreation Department has announced that all baseball and softball program activities have been suspended until further notice.  The following facilities are either closed or unable to be rented until further notice:

  •  Baseball and softball complex at Barnhardt Circle
  • Constitution Hall
  • Fort Oglethorpe City Gym and Fieldhouse
  • Gilbert Stephenson Park Large Pavilion
  • Gilbert Stephenson Park Playground (currently under construction)

March 19th: Building Department

In an effort to protect our citizens, customers and our personnel from possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Building Department is asking that whenever possible, you utilize our Building Portal at https://oglethorpe.portal.iworq.net/portalhome/oglethorpe or go to our Building Forms page at https://fortogov.com/building-2/ and print and fill out your form. Forms can then be dropped in the Water Drop Box outside of City Hall.


Catoosa County Citizens, A COVID-19 hot line number has been set up for you to call if you have any questions or concerns regarding the virus.

COVID-19/Coronavirus HOT LINE PHONE NUMBER, (844) 442-2681.


As our community is taking precautionary measures to help keep each other healthy, Fort Oglethorpe City Hall is also taking proactive measures to keep our customers and staff healthy. Sanitizing stations have been placed at the entrance and exits, along with regular disinfection of our offices. To assist us in keeping our customers and staff healthy we encourage customers to use our drop box for water/sewer payments. The drop box is located across from our front entrance with easy drive-up access. The drop box payments will be processed twice every business day. Water/sewer payments can also be made through Nexbill Pay by calling 855-747-0523 or through our website fortogov.com


In an effort to do our part to safeguard our citizens and prevent potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Fort Oglethorpe Municipal Court will be cancelling the court sessions for March 19th, March 26 and April 2,  2020.
If you have a case that is scheduled for one of these court dates, please contact the Fort Oglethorpe Court Clerk’s office at 706-866-2989 for information on your new court date. We will also mail notices of the new date to the address on your citation.
As a reminder, we do offer pay by phone and pay online services that will allow you to avoid an in person visit. We ask that you please consider this option at this time.

Johnnie Robinson
Municipal Court Clerk



For general information go to:

U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Brochure – Symptoms and how to Protect Infection https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

For more detailed information go to:

Georgia Department of Public Health

U. S. Center for Disease Control Situation Summary



Monday, March 23rd, the City of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a  regular scheduled Council Meeting  at 6:00 PM in the Council Room. 


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Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Room.  Come to the side door. This organization is open to ALL citizens and veterans!

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Contact Us

City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086