Palmetto, Georgia Information:

Palmetto is a suburb of Atlanta that is mainly in Fulton County, but has grown so it is partly in Coweta County. In the 2010 census, the population was 4,488 but estimates from 2016 show an increase to over 4,700 residents.

In 2017, Palmetto ranked #12 out of 110 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in Georgia,” #13 out of 275 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in the Atlanta Area,” #76 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in the Atlanta Area,” and #85 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Live in the Atlanta Area.”

The livability index in Palmetto is 66, which is the same as the average livability index in the U.S.; however, it is below the average livability index in the state of Georgia of 67. In terms of the factors that make up the livability index, Palmetto does well in weather, amenities, cost of living, and education; however, the city scores poorly in housing, crime, and employment.

City of Palmetto, Georgia Website:

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The Mayor of Palmetto is Mayor J. Clark Boddie. Mayor Boddie was first elected Mayor of Palmetto in 1986, after being the Chief of Police from 1977 to 1985. He was Mayor for 21 years before retiring, but after four years of retirement he ran for Mayor again and is currently serving his eighth term as Mayor. Mayor Boddie can be reached at 770-463-3377 or via email at

City of Palmetto
509 Toombs Street
P.O. Box 190
Palmetto, Georgia, 30268

Crime in Palmetto, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Palmetto was 293.7, higher than the national average of 276.7.

In order to compare crime rates between small and large cities we use a standard of 100,000 residents. Palmetto had 161 reported total crimes, which makes it sound very safe, but when you remember that the population is around 4,000 it doesn’t seem as safe. The total crime rate in Palmetto was 3,368 total crimes per 100,000 residents, which is 1% lower than the state average of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 people, but it is 19% higher than the national average of 2,837 total crimes per 100,000 residents.

When we refer to only violent crimes, Palmetto has a rate of 502 violent crimes per 100,000 people which is 26% higher than the state average in Georgia with 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. It is also 26% higher than the U.S. average of 386 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals. Property crimes in Palmetto occur at a rate of 2,866 crimes per 100,000 residents which is actually 5% lower than the Georgia state average of 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 citizens; however, it is 17% higher than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 residents.

As of February 2018, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Palmetto, Georgia, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders 196 to 1.

Quick facts about crime in Palmetto, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Palmetto is 19% higher than the national average;
  • Palmetto is safer than 21% of the cities in the U.S.: and
  • The chances of becoming a victim of a crime in Palmetto are 1 in 30.

    Palmetto, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Palmetto Police Department
    401 Carlton Road
    Palmetto, GA 30268

    Other Information about Palmetto Police:

    The Chief of Police is Randy Mundy who can be reached a 770-463-9068 or by email at

    Facebook Page for the Palmetto Police Department:

    In 2016, there were 17 full-time law enforcement officers in Palmetto, 15 of them officers. This means that the ratio of officers to residents in Palmetto was 3.14 officers per 1,000 residents, higher than the state average in Georgia of 2.50 offices for every 1,000 residents.

    Open Records Request in Palmetto, Georgia

    For records in Palmetto, you should contact the City Clerk, Cindy Hanson:

    For records from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department:

    For records from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, email the Records Custodian at:, or you can go here for more information:

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Palmetto, Georgia:

    The Sheriff of Fulton County, Georgia is Sheriff Theodore Jackson.

    Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
    185 Central Ave S.W. 9th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Colonel Mark Adger is the Chief Jailer at the Fulton County Jail.

    Fulton County Jail
    901 Rice St. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    Inmate Mail should be addressed as follows:
    Inmate’s Full Name
    Inmate’s Cell Location and SO Number
    Fulton County Jail
    901 Rice Street, NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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    The Sheriff of Coweta County is Sheriff Mike Yeager. He can be reached at

    Coweta County Sheriff’s Department
    560 Greison Trail
    Newnan, GA 30263

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    The Coweta County Jail is under the control of Major John Lewis who can be reached a

    Coweta County Jail
    560 Greison Trail
    Newnan, GA 30263

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    Most Wanted in Coweta County, Georgia:

    If you think you have a warrant in Coweta County, you should either call Captain Harry Steele a 770-253-1502 ext. 8232 or Clerk Cindy Viser a 770-253-1502 ext. 8233.

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