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140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6000
TTY: (770) 288-6819

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Welcome to Henry County, Georgia. We hope you find the information below helpful to you during your transition into Henry County, or for current citizens that need general information.

Animal Control

Henry County operates an Animal Care & Control facility, which houses stray or surrendered animals. Animals are also available for adoption. If you have lost your pet, please visit the facility to see if it has been picked up. All pets are required to have current vaccinations. Visit Animal Control's website for more information.


Automobile Registration

As a Georgia resident, you must register your cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles and motor homes and apply for Georgia titles, when a Georgia title is required, within thirty-days (30) of establishing residency in this state.

For new residents, you must have Georgia insurance and a Georgia drivers license before you can register your vehicle. You can pay your tag bill at several locations throughout the county. Visit the Tax Commissioner's office for additional information.

For general information (i.e. obtaining a Disability Parking permit), please visit the State of Georgia's Transportation website.


Driver's Licenses

New Georgia residents must apply for a Georgia driver's license within 30 days. All other licenses must be surrendered prior to issuance of a Georgia license. Persons 18 or over who surrender a valid out of state license will be required to successfully pass an eye examination.

If you surrender a expired out of state license, or if you are under the age of 18, you must successfully pass an eye examination, road rules test, road signs test and a driving test.

Please visit the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety's website for more information on receiving your driver's license or to find the nearest location.


 

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health department provides the following:

  • Information, evaluation and permits for sewage management and septic tanks
  • Pool site approvals
  • Food service permits and food service inspections
  • Evaluates proposed well sites, and issues permits for well locations
  • Evaluate water samples
  • Conduct West Nile virus surveillance

For further information, please call (770) 954-2078.


 

Garbage & Waste Disposal

The county does not provide yard waste pickup. If trees or tree limbs have fallen into public roads or the right of way, then contact DOT at 770-954-2087.

Henry County does not have a landfill. Clayton County's landfill is located at 11678 Hastings Bridge Road, Lovejoy, GA. (770) 473-5495.

If you live within the city limits of McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton or Locust Grove, contact the City Hall in those respective cities for rates and schedules.

If you do not live within city limits, there are several options for garbage disposal in Henry County. Any of the following options are available:

  • ADM Sanitation: (770) 914-7695
  • CLM Sanitation: (770) 474-9273
  • Curb-Side Sanitation: (770) 481-6307
  • EZ Waste Disposal: (770) 946-9595
  • Mitchell Sanitation: (770) 506-7074
  • Robertson Sanitation: (678) 432-1670
  • Rover, Inc.: (678) 432-4332
  • The Transfer Station: (770) 506-0016

Health Departments

Henry County Health Department
135 Henry Parkway
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 288-6136

Stockbridge Health Center
1018 Hospital Dr.
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Phone: (770) 389-7887


Hospitals

Henry Medical Center
1133 Eagle's Landing Pkwy (Stockbridge),
Phone: (678) 604-1000
Website: www.henrymedical.com

Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1255 Highway 54
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Phone: (770) 719-7000
Website: www.fayettehospital.org

Rockdale Medical Center
1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 918-3000
Website: www.rockdalemedicalcenter.org

Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd (Riverdale),
Phone: (770) 991-8000
Website: www.southernregional.org

Spaulding Regional Medical Center
601 South 8th Street
Griffin, GA 30224
Phone: (770) 228-2721
Website: www.spaldingregional.com

Sylvan Grove Hospital
1050 Mcdonough Rd
Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-7861
Website: www.sylvangrovehospital.com


Libraries

Cochran Public Library
174 Burke Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-389-7896
Fax: 770-389-7921

Fairview Public Library
28 Austin Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-389-6277
Fax: 770-389-6282

Fortson Public Library
14 Old Griffin Road
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 770-954-2812
Fax: 770-946-8349

Locust Grove Public Library
115 LG Griffin Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: 770-954-2810
Fax: 770-954-2811

McDonough Public Library
1001 Florence McGarity Blvd.
McDonough, GA 30252
Phone: 770-954-2806
Fax: 770-954-2808

Visit the Henry County Library System website for further information.


Maps (G.I.S.)

The GIS department handles all your mapping needs for the Henry County area. You may view some maps online, or you can call or visit GIS to purchase maps.


Newspapers

The Daily Herald is the legal organ of Henry County. It is a daily (five-day-a-week, combined weekend) subscription newspaper, owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., of Birmingham, AL. The phone number is (770) 957-9161.

The Henry County Neighbor is a free weekly newspaper, owned by Times Journal, Inc., of Marietta, GA. The phone number is (404) 363-8484.

The Henry County Times is a free weekly newspaper available in many locations around the county (home delivery available by paid subscription), owned by Mickie Jackson of McDonough, GA. The phone number is (770) 957-6314.


Permits & Licenses


Post Office

Ellenwood Post Office
5465 Highway 42
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Phone: 404-361-4415

Hampton Post Office
998 Highway 19-41
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 770-946-4669

Hudson Bridge Pharmacy C.B.
1110 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-474-0842

Locust Grove Post Office
4050 Highway 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: 770-898-6042

McDonough Post Office
100 Postmaster Dr
Mcdonough, GA 30253
Phone: 678-432-4319

Stockbridge Post Office
110 Walter Way
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-507-5483

For more information on mail forwarding, P.O. boxes, hours, and more, please visit the United State Postal Service website.


Schools

For information regarding the Henry County public school system, please visit their website or call (770) 957-6601.

Other schools in Henry County are as follows:

Bible Baptist Christian School
Hampton
Phone: (770) 946-4708

Community Christian School
Stockbridge
Phone: (678) 432-0191
Website: www.communitychristianschool.net

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
McDonough
Phone: (770) 957-2927
Website: www.elcaonline.org

Lake Dow Christian Academy
McDonough
Phone: (770) 954-1250

McDonough Presbyterian Children's Academy
McDonough
Phone: (770) 957-9890

Mount Vernon Christian School
Stockbridge
Phone: (770) 474-1313

North Henry Baptist Church
Phone: (770) 389-1591

Peoples Baptist Academy
McDonough
Phone: 770-914-7388
Website: www.peoplesbaptist.com

Stockbridge Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
Stockbridge
Phone: (770) 474-0519
Website: www.smpk.net

Strong Rock Christian School
Locust Grove
Phone: (678) 833-1200
Website: www.strong-rock.com

The Sharon School
McDonough
Phone: (770) 954-0500
Website: www.thesharonschool.com

For Pre-K programs, contact the Henry County School System at (770) 957-6601.


Traffic Reports

Contact the Henry County Police Department (for traffic reports which were processed by the Henry County Police), (770) 288-8200.

Traffic Tickets

You need to pay your Henry County traffic tickets at State Court or online at www.henrytickets.com. If you received a ticket from a city police department, contact that respective City Hall.


Utility Companies

Cable TV:

Natural Gas:

For a list of companies providing natural gas, call the Georgia Public Service Commission at: 404-656-4501 or visit their website at www.psc.state.ga.us.

Electricity:

Telephone:

(Note: There are many other local telephone companies. Please check your local phone book for more listings.)

Contact BellSouth to receive telephone books.

Water:

Henry County Water Authority: (770) 957-6659.

If you live within city limits, contact the following for water service:

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