Newcomers Information

The Dalton-Whitfield County area extends the “red carpet treatment” to new residents by letting them in on a local secret: residents here enjoy the charm and easy access of small town life, without having to forfeit big city conveniences and opportunities. Dalton-Whitfield, with its strong historical traditions and cultural diversity, welcomes you!

 

Emergency Services:
Immediate access to emergency services for fire, Georgia State Patrol, police, sheriff, and ambulance can all be reached by simply dialing 911 or:

Georgia State Patrol  (706) 272-2200
Whitfield Co. Sheriff  (706) 278-1233
Cohutta Police  (706)-694-6411
Dalton Police  (706) 278-9085
Tunnel Hill Police  (706) 673-5535
Varnell Police  (706) 694-3141
Whitfield Co. Fire  (706) 259-7433
Dalton Fire  (706) 278-7363

Automobile Tags:
The Whitfield County Tax Commissioner’s Office
205 N. Selvidge St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-7510
www.whitfieldcountyga.com

New residents are required to purchase a new tag for automobiles within 30 days of arrival. Needed information includes title or registration, lien-holder’s name and address, insurance card, and last tag receipt.


Driver’s License:
Department of Driver Services
235 Wagner Drive
Dalton, GA 30721
(678) 413-8400
www.dds.ga.gov

Newcomers from out-of-state can obtain a Georgia driver’s license through the Department of Driver Services. Hours for testing are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon. For more information, please call the DDS local office.


Voter Registration:
The Board of Elections and Registrar
205 N. Selvidge Street, Suite K
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 278-7183
https://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/boe/boe.htm


Utilities:
Dalton Utilities
1200 V. D. Parrott Jr. Parkway
P. O. Box 869
Dalton, GA 30722-0869
(706) 278-1313
www.dutil.com

North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
1850 Cleveland Highway
P. O. Box 1407
Dalton, GA 30722-1407
(706) 259-9441
www.ngemc.com

Georgia Power
(888) 660-5890
www.georgiapower.com

Internet / Telephone / Cable Providers:
Charter Spectrum
1103 S Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(866) 874-2389
www.spectrum.com/services/georgia/dalton

OptiLink/a service of Dalton Utilities
1200 V. D. Parrott Jr. Parkway
P. O. Box 869
Dalton, GA 30722-0869
(706) 529-1313
www.dutil.com/optilink

Windstream Communications
914 Vista Drive
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 279-7000
www.windstream.com


School Registration:
Dalton City Schools
300 West Waugh St.
P. O. Box 1408
Dalton, GA 30722-1408
(706) 876-4000
www.daltonpublicschools.com

Whitfield County Schools
1306 South Thornton Ave.
P. O. Box 2167
Dalton, GA 30722-2167
(706) 217-6780
www.wcsga.net

Christian Heritage
1600 MLK Jr. Blvd.
P. O. Box 2066
Dalton, GA 30722-2066
(706)277-1198
www.chslions.com


Post Office:
The Dalton Post Office (main branch)
100 South Thornton Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720
706-279-0751
www.usps.com

Post Offices are also located in:
 Cohutta
 East Side Station
 Rocky Face
 Tunnel Hill
 Varnell


Healthcare Providers:
Hamilton Health Care System
1200 Memorial Drive
P. O. Box 1900
Dalton, GA 30722-1900
706-272-6000
www.hamiltonhealth.com

Hamilton Health Care System, located in Dalton, Georgia, is the premier health care delivery system in Northwest Georgia. HHCS delivers innovative, quality services in a caring atmosphere for patients and their families. Please call to receive a free copy of a Medical Staff Guide and Map.

Whitfield County Health Department- North Georgia Health District
800 Professional Blvd.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 279-9600
http://www.nghd.org/locations/health-depts/whitfield-health.html

North Georgia Health District offers specialized services including:
 Women’s Services
 Children’s Services
 Medical Access Clinic
 Public Health Services
 Environmental Health Services


Wellness, Health and Fitness
Bradley Wellness Center
1225 Broadrick Drive
P. O. Box 2514
Dalton, GA 30722-2514
(706) 278-9355
www.bradleywell.com

Peak Fitness
1021 Riverburch Parkway
P. O. Box 867
Dalton, GA 30722-0867
(706) 529-PUMP
http://peakfitnessofdalton.com

Seo’s Martial Arts
1024 Riverburch Parkway
Dalton, GA 30721-8630
(706) 226-0855
http://www.tkdsma.com/

Tenchi Martial Arts
3975 Ruby Drive, Cohutta
P. O. Box 341
Varnell, GA 30756
(706) 260-8591
http://www.tenchifamilykarate.com/

Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing
2001 Shields Road
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 529-6378
http://wrensnestcenter.com/


Retirement Living:
Dalton Place
1300 W. Waugh St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 277-7101
http://www.enlivant.com/communities/georgia/dalton-place-dalton

Royal Oaks
1220 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-8899
https://www.royaloaksretirement.com/

Tranquility of Dalton
986 Orchard Way
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 259-LIVE (5483)
http://www.tranquilityofdalton.com/


Library Services:
Northwest Georgia Regional Library System
310 Cappes St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 876-1360
www.ngrl.org

Dalton is the headquarters for the regional library system, which serves a three-county area. The library issues library cards to residents at no charge.