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Newcomers Guide to Hall County

Utilities | Emergency | Hospitals & Medical | Registration | Libraries | Voter Registration | Government | Communication

Lake Lanier Welcome to Hall County! A wonderful place to live and work, a great place to play, and definitely a place to stay. Our community offers a beautiful panorama which is always considered exceptional by the diversity of people who come to live or visit with us. From the shores of Lake Lanier to the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, we claim an identity that is unprecedented in opportunity.

So whether you've decided to call Hall County home, or are currently just considering it, we've provided the following directory of newcomer information to make your experience here easier. Thank you for letting Hall County share your life with you. We're glad to have you.

Utilities Electricity

Georgia Power Company

426 Spring St., Gainesville, Ga.
Phone: (770) 535-1525
Before You Dig: (800) 282-7411
Business Call Center: (888) 655-5888
Customer Service Center: (888) 660-5890
Power Outage Reporting: (888) 891-0938
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Habersham EMC

P.O. Box 25
6257 Hwy. 115 West
Clarkesville GA, 30523
(706) 754-2114
(800) 640-6812
Fax: (706) 754-1460
Fax: (800) 640-6813 Mail all bills to:
P.O. Box 25, Clarkesville, GA 30523
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Cleveland Branch Office

Colonial Shopping Center
Hwy. 129 South
Cleveland, GA 30528 706-865-HEMC (4362)
Fax: 706-219-3856

Jackson Electric Membership Corp.

1000 Dawsonville Road
Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: (770) 536-2415 (Gainesville)
Phone: (706) 367-5281 (Jefferson)
Phone: (770) 963-6166 (Gwinnett)
Phone: (706) 548-5362 (Neese)
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Sawnee Electric Membership

543 Atlanta Rd.
Cumming, Ga. 30028-0266
Phone: (770) 887-2363
Phone: (800) 635-9131
Fax: (770) 887-2363
Web site:

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Natural Gas

United Cities Gas

1048 Washington Street
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (877) 842-8740

Atlanta Gas Light Company

24 Hour Customer Service/Emergency Service
4271 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, GA
Phone: (770) 532-1256

Peachtree National Gas

P.O. Box 1625
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 963-6166

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Water & Sewer

Gainesville Public Utilities Department

300 Green Street
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 535-6878

Keep America Beautiful

Curbside trash pick-up.

Solid Waste

For Gainesville city residents, twice weekly pick-up of household garbage and curbside service for general rubbish and/or recycling is provided at a low monthly fee. County residents outside of Gainesville should contact private contractors or carry trash to any of ten compactor sites located throughout the area. Recycling containers are provided at the compactor sites for your convenience.

Gainesville Solid Waste Division

263 Alta Vista Road
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 532-049

Hall County Landfill

Candler Road
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 531-6851


For more information on recycling, contact the Hall County Resource Recovery Department at
Phone: (770) 535-8284

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Residential: (770) 780-2355
Business: (770) 780-2800
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Charter Communications

1102 Thompson Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, Ga. 30501
Phone: (770) 532-9961
Internet Services: (770) 532-9961
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Benchmark Cable Company

52 South Broad Street, Winder
Phone: (770) 307-4991

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Ambulance, Police, & Fire 911

Poison Control

Phone: (800) 282-5846

Georgia State Patrol

Phone: (770) 532-5051

Hall County Emergency Management Agency

Phone: (770) 536-3132

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Hospitals & Medical Centers

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

743 Spring Street NE
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 535-3553
Web site

Lanier Park Campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

675 White Sulphur Road
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (678) 343-4000
Web site

Hall County Health Department

Phone: (770) 531-5600

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Driver's License

A Georgia driver's license should be secured within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. A written exam and vision test are required for persons having a valid out-of-state license. A $15 fee is charged and must be paid in cash or money order.

Georgia Driver's License Facility

1010 Aviation Boulevard
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 532-5051

Automobile Registration

Newcomers moving from a county within Georgia need to file an address correction. Out-of-state newcomers have 30 days after establishing residency to purchase a new tag.

Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office

City / County Administration Building
300 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 531-6950

Pet Registration

Dogs, cats, and other domestic animals must be inoculated for rabies annually and wear proof of vaccination at all times.

Humane Society of Hall County

845 Ridge Road
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 532-6617

School Registration

Children entering Georgia Public Schools for the first time must present proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, diptheria, and tetanus, as well as proof of eye, ear, and dental exams. Students who were previously enrolled should present their last report card and/or transcript.

Hall County School System

711 Green Street
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 534-1080

Gainesville City Schools

508 Oak Street, Suite 2
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 536-5275

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Hall County Library - Main Office

127 Main Street
Gainesville, GA
Phone: (770) 532-3311

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Voter Registration

Hall County Registrar's Office

275 Dawsonville Highway
Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: (770) 531-6945

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General Information

City of Gainesville
Phone: (770) 535-6865

Hall County Commission Office

Phone: (770) 535-8288


Gainesville City Schools
Phone: (770) 536-5275

Hall County Schools

Phone: (770) 534-1080

Family Services

Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
Phone: (770) 532-5298

Law Enforcement

Hall County Sheriff's Office

Phone: (770) 531-6885

Gainesville Police

Phone: (770) 534-5251

Oakwood Police

Phone: (770) 534-2364

Flowery Branch Police

Phone: (770) 967-6371


Gainesville Fire Department

Phone: (770) 534-3612

Hall County Fire Department

Phone: (770) 531-6838

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Cable Television

Charter Communications

1102 Thompson Bridge Road NE
Phone: (770) 532-9961

Benchmark Cable Company

52 South Broad Street, Winder
Phone: (770) 307-4991

Newspapers (Internet)

1062 Thompson Bridge Rd. NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 536-8020
Fax: (770) 536-8082
Web site:

The Times (Daily)

Phone: (770) 532-1234

USA Today (Daily)

Phone: (770) 532-1234

Mexico Lindo (Weekly)

Phone: (770) 535-0455

Atlanta Constitution / Atlanta Journal (Daily)

Phone: (770) 522-4141

Local Television Channels

WNEG-TV / News Channel 32

Phone: (706) 886-0032

TV18 / The Government Channel

Phone: (770) 538-4775

Local Radio Stations

MAJIC 1029 FM- Best Oldies of the 60's & 70's

Phone: (770) 532-9921
Phone: (800) 273-0103
Cingular Wireless: *1029 (free call)
Web site:

WDUN News/Talk 550 AM

Phone: (770) 532-9921
Phone: (800) 552-WDUN
Cingular Wireless: *55 (free call)
Web site:

Sports Radio 1240 The Ticket AM

Phone: (770) 532-9921
Phone: (800)
Cingular Wireless: *1240 (free call)
Web site:
Email: The Gene and Tony Show
Email: The Afternoon Roundtable
with Judd Hickinbotham and Jeff Hart

WKZD-AM 1330

Phone: (770) 297-7485

WLBA-AM 1130

Phone: (770) 532-6331

WSTE-FM 106.1

Phone: (770) 534-8106

Source: Hall County Government

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