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

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

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

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

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

Georgia Power
(888) 660-5890

Internet / Telephone / Cable Providers:
Charter Spectrum
1103 S Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(866) 874-2389

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

Windstream Communications
914 Vista Drive
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 279-7000

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

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

Christian Heritage
1600 MLK Jr. Blvd.
P. O. Box 2066
Dalton, GA 30722-2066

Post Office:
The Dalton Post Office (main branch)
100 South Thornton Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720

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

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

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

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

Seo’s Martial Arts
1024 Riverburch Parkway
Dalton, GA 30721-8630
(706) 226-0855

Tenchi Martial Arts
3975 Ruby Drive, Cohutta
P. O. Box 341
Varnell, GA 30756
(706) 260-8591

Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing
2001 Shields Road
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 529-6378

Retirement Living:
Dalton Place
1300 W. Waugh St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 277-7101

Royal Oaks
1220 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-8899

Tranquility of Dalton
986 Orchard Way
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 259-LIVE (5483)

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

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.

United Way Resource Information: Spanish Key Resources
Community Resources in Spanish- Spring 2020