Galt is a city in Sacramento County, California. The city is bordered entirely by unincorporated areas of both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.
The local fire department is owned and operated by the Cosumnes Community Services District. Founded in 1893, Elk Grove's Fire Department started with a single hose cart and a small group of dedicated volunteers. From these humble beginnings, the Department has forged a lasting presence in the community. Continued growth and innovation in the fire service has prompted a diverse array of new Fire Department projects and responsibilities. Each year, the Fire Prevention Bureau conducts hundreds of new construction inspections and plan reviews and actively implements annual weed abatement and fireworks enforcement campaigns. Moreover, the Public Education Division coordinates a number of safety activities including "Change Your Clock-Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries" Campaign, the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program, the Life Jacket Loan-Out Program and Car Seat Safety Inspections. A new Special Operations Division was formed in 2007 that oversees the specialized rescue, hazardous materials, and disaster preparedness needs for the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department.
As they have done for more than 100 years, the members of the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department maintain their commitment to protecting the lives, property and environment from fire and other natural and manmade disasters and emergencies in a courteous, timely and effective manner. In 2010, Tracey M. Hansen, a 17-year veteran of the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department was named the new Fire Chief by CSD General Manager Jeff Ramos, the latest achievement in a career she began as a paramedic. Hansen named John Michelini as her Deputy Chief and the team immediately began developing strategies to effectively manage the Fire Department during the recession.
Galt has had a weekly newspaper, The Galt Herald, since 1909. It has been owned and operated by the same family since 1959, the Herburgers of Herburger Publications, Inc.
Galt is home to many civic groups and clubs. The Galt Area Historical Society is very active and has more than 500 members. The Performing Animal Welfare Society is a place where abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment. The Galt Lions Club is part of Lions International and helps the local visually impaired repair their vision. They meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at Papa's Pizzeria at 7:00 p.m.
Galt is well known for the Flea Market, also known as Galt Market. The Galt Market is traditionally wholesale type clientelle on Tuesdays with primarily new items being sold and a prominent farmers market type area in the end isles. Wednesdays are primarily more of a flea market, used items type clientelle. The wide array of new merchandise on Tuesdays attracts business owners looking for resell products to decorators looking for new inspiration from the wide array of decor merchants that Galt Market attracts.
Cosumnes River country holds a very special place among California landscapes. The Cosumnes River Preserve was created to safeguard much of that landscape. The city hosts an annual winter bird festival, in conjunction with the Cosumnes River Preserve, as many birds winter in and around the city.
Brewster House, on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Downtown Galt.
The Galt Arno Cemetery District is located in Galt.
Galt’s zip code is 95632
The areas around Galt are Acampo and Lodi to the South, Elk Grove to the North, Herald to the East and Thornton to the West.
Galt real estate consists of single family homes, condominiums and homes on acreage. Investment property in Galt consist of multi family homes, duplexes and apartments. Galt also has commercial property and business opportunities.
Galt is one of the only areas in Sacramento county where buyers looking to purchase real estate can use the USDA financing program which is one of the last remaining 100% financing options.
Incorporated in 1946, Galt is a growing community with approximately 25,000 residents located approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento along Highway 99 . The City is led by five elected council members, the Mayor being appointed.
Galt offers affordable housing with a small town atmosphere, perfect for raising young families as well as a great opportunity for new businesses. The city is known for its annual spring Strawberry Festival, summer Galt Festival and winter Bird Festival. We also offer the Galt Market, an open air market held every Tuesday and Wednesday offering great deals on fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, home furnishings and much more.
Sports and Recreation are key to Galt’s quality of life. Enhanced by its mild seasonal climate and numerous parks, Galt features a variety of activities for youth and adults such as t-ball, baseball, football, soccer, swimming and swim lessons, karate, exercise classes and many more choices to meet the needs of the community.
The City of Galt is located in the heart of the Delta Recreation Area in Northern, California. Thirty minutes away are the Sierra Foothills and the Sacramento Delta. Reno, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the CA coast are all within a 2/hr drive making Galt a recreational haven for boat lovers and outdoorsmen alike.