Dawson County New Resident Guide

To receive a complimentary new resident information package, please call the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 265-6278.

Local Governments

Dawson County Government
25 Justice Way
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone:  (706) 344-3501
Automated Directory: (706) 344-3500
Website:  Dawson County Contact Directory

City of Dawsonville
415 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-3256
Website: www.dawsonville-ga.gov


Utilities - Cable TV

Phone: 611  OR  (800) 777-7445
Website: www.windstream.com

Phone: (866) 810-7892
Website: www.directtvdeal.com

Utilities - Electricity

Amicalola EMC
Amicalola EMC serves most of the county west of Highway 400, with the exception of the City of Dawsonville.
Phone: (800) 992-6471
Website: www.amicalolaemc.com

Georgia Power Company
Georgia Power Company serves most of the City of Dawsonville.
Phone: (706) 864-3614
Website: www.georgiapower.com

Sawnee EMC
Sawnee EMC serves Highway 400 from Forsyth to Lumpkin County and the area east of this zone.
Phone: (770) 887-2363 or (800) 635-9131
Website: www.sawnee.com

Utilities - Natural Gas

Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light Company is responsible for the gas distribution lines that run to your home. In order to establish service, you'll need to select a supplier from the list of natural gas marketers authorized by the Public Service Commission.
Phone: (800) 427-5463
Website: www.atlantagaslight.com

Utilities - Propane Gas

Amicalola Propane
Phone: (706) 344-1427

Ferrell Gas
Phone: (706) 864-6151

Mark Heard Fuel Company
Phone: (706) 265-2994

Mills Fuel Service
Phone: (706) 265-3394

Utilities - Telephone

Nelson-Ball Ground Telephone Company
Nelson-Ball Ground Telephone Company services the area west of the Amicalola River.
Phone: (770) 735-2000

Phone: (800) 347-1991
Website: www.windstream.com

Utilities - Waste and Recycling

Dawson County Waste and Recycling Center
Phone: (706) 344-3645
Website: www.dawsoncounty.org/solid waste and recycling

Utilities - Water/Sewer

Etowah Water & Sewer
Phone: (706) 216-8474
Website: www.etowahwater.org

City of Dawsonville
Phone: (706) 265-3256
Website: www.dawsonville-ga.gov

Automobile Tags

A Georgia license tag must be purchased by out-of-state newcomers within a thirty (30) day period. For more information, visit the Dawson County Tax Commissioner's office.

Driver's License

Driver Licenses are issued by the Georgia State Patrol Office, located off of GA 400 in Forsyth County. Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 8AM - 6PM, Saturday 8AM - 12PM (closed on Mondays).

Georgia State Patrol - Post 37 License Bureau
400 Aquatic Circle
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (678) 413-8400

Voter Registration

Voter Registration is handled by the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration.

Hospitals & Emergency Care

Chestatee Regional Hospital
27 Mountain Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6136
Website: www.chestateeregionalhospital.com

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
743 Spring Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 535-3553
Website: www.nghs.com

Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming Ga 30041
Phone: (770) 667-4234
Website: www.northside.com

A list of local healthcare providers can be found on the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce site.


Dawson County Library
342 Allen Street
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 344-3690
Website: www.chestateelibrary.org


Dawson Community News
P.O. Box 1600
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-3384
Fax: (706) 265-3276
Website: www.dawsonnews.com

Dawson News & Advertiser (Legal Organ)
P.O. Box 225
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-2345
Fax: (706) 265-7842
Website: www.dawsonadvertiser.com


Children entering the Georgia Public Schools for the first time must present proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus. Kindergartners and first graders must also have birth certificates and show proof of ear, eye and dental examinations. Other students should present their past report cards or transcripts.

Dawson County Board of Education
517 Allen Street
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-3246
Fax: (706) 265-1226
Website: www.dawsoncountyschools.org

Dawson Learning Center
Phone: (706) 216-2033

Dawson Head Start
Phone: (706) 265-2980

Dawson Adult Literacy Center
Phone: (706) 265-1690

Colleges & Technical Schools

Brenau University
Website: www.brenau.edu

Gainesville College Evening Program
Website: www.gc.peachnet.edu

Georgia State University
Website: www.gsu.edu

Lanier Technical College
Website: www.laniertech.edu

North Georgia College & State University
Website: www.northgeoriga.edu

Piedmont College
Website: www.piedmont.edu

JER Group, Inc. (online courses)
Website: www.jergroup.com