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.

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). Please visit Georgia Department of Driver Services for more information.

DDS Cumming Customer Service Center #37
400 Aquatic Circle
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (678) 413-8400

Garbage Pick-Up

City of Dawsonville
415 HIghway 53 East, Suite 100
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-6256

Elite Sanitation and Waste, LLC
P.O. Box 604
Dawsonville, GA  30534
Phone: (706) 380-8414

Evans Garbage Services
27 Evans Circle
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 216-4232

Grogan Disposal
Post Office 2729
Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: (770) 887-2135

J&M Garbage
617 Jewell Slayton Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (678) 787-5736

Government Representation

Local Government

Dawson County Government
25 Justice Way
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone:  (706) 344-3501

Board of Commissioners Chairman: Billy Thurmond
District 1: Sharon Fausett
District 2: Chris Gaines
District 3: Tim Satterfield 
District 4: Julie Hughes Nix

City of Dawsonville
415 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-3256

Interim Mayor: Mike Eason
Council: Caleb Phillips
Council: Jason Power
Council: Angie Smith
Council: Mike Sosebee
City Attorney: Dana Miles

United States Senators

Johnny Isakson (R)
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3643
Atlanta Address:
One Overton Park, Suite 970
3625 Cumberland Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 661-0999

David Perdue (R)
383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3521
Atlanta Address:
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3250
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 865-0311

United States Congressman

Doug Collins (R), 9th District
513 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9893
Gainesville District Office:
111 Green Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 297-3388

State Senator

Steve Gooch (R), 51st District
421-C State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-9221
North Georgia Address:
Post Office Box 600
Dahlonega, GA 30533

State Representatives

David Ralston (R), 7th District & Speaker of the House
332 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5020
District Address:
Post Office Box 188
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: (706) 632-2221

Kevin Tanner (R), 9th District
401-E Coverdell Legislative Office Bulding
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0152
District Address:
Post Office Box 1885
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Hospitals & Emergency Care

Chestatee Regional Hospital
27 Mountain Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6136

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
743 Spring Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 535-3553

Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming Ga 30041
Phone: (770) 667-4234

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


Dawson County News (Legal Organ)
P.O. Box 1600
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-3384
Fax: (706) 265-3276

Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service
452 Georgia 53
Dawsonville, GA 30534


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

Dawson Learning Center
Phone: (706) 216-2033

Dawson Head Start
Phone: (706) 265-2980

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

Elementary Schools:
Black's Mill Elementary School
Kilough Elementary School
Riverview Elementary School
Robinson Elementary School

Middle Schools:
Dawson County Middle School

Riverview Middle School

High Schools:
Hightower Academy
Dawson County High School

Colleges & Technical Schools
Brenau University
Georgia State University

Lanier Technical College

University of North Georgia

Piedmont College

Utilities - Cable TV

Phone: 611  OR  (800) 777-7445
Phone: (866) 810-7892

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

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

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

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

Phone: (800) 347-1991


Utilities - Waste and Recycling

Dawson County Waste and Recycling Center
Phone: (706) 344-3645

Utilities - Water/Sewer

Etowah Water & Sewer
Phone: (706) 216-8474

City of Dawsonville
Phone: (706) 265-3256

Voter Registration

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