Getting Started

Since you are our new neighbors, we want to help you get settled into your new Coweta County home. With that in mind, the numbers below are designed to help you know where to go for your utilities, government, and other needs. Welcome!

Utilities

Electricity

  • Georgia Power Co.: (888) 660-5890
  • Coweta-Fayette EMC: (770) 502-0226
  • Relyco Security: (770) 253-4053
  • Newnan Utilities: (770) 683-5516 (water, electricity)

Garbage Pick-Up

  • Newnan residents: (770) 716-1899
  • County residents: Please consult your local phone book for a private provider

Natural Gas
Consumers can compare costs and service among several approved natural gas marketers and choose the company that suits their needs. Consumers should select a natural gas marketer to start, re-connect or disconnect natural gas service. Call the Georgia Public Service Commission (800) 282-5813 for a list of approved marketers or visit the PSC website at www.psc.state.ga.us. Locally, Coweta-Fayette EMC Natural Gas is one of the PSC’s approved marketers, (770) 502-0226.

Atlanta Gas Light Company: (770) 994-1946 (gas emergencies only)

Coweta County Gas Company (Propane): (770) 253-1505

Telephone

  • AT&T: (888) 757-6500
  • Globe Telecommunications: (770) 683-3000
  • Charter Communications: (800) 955-7766
  • Comcast: (404) 266-2278

Water & Sewer

  • Coweta County Water & Sewer: (770) 254-3710
  • Newnan Utilities: (770) 683-5516

Cable TV & Internet

  • AT&T: (888) 757-6500
  • Charter Communications: (800) 955-7766
  • Comcast: (404) 266-2278
  • NuLink: (770) 683-6988

Driver’s License
New residents are required to obtain a Georgia driver’s license within 30 days of establishing a permanent residence. Members of the military are not required to obtain a Georgia license if they will be in the state for a temporary time period. There is no limit on that time period. All other licenses must be surrendered prior to issuance of a Georgia license.

Persons 18 or older who surrender a valid out-of-state license must pass an eye examination. Applicants who are under 18, or who surrender an expired out-of-state license (expired more than two years), must pass the eye examination, road rules test, road signs test and a driving test. A license fee of $20 for a five-year license or $35 for a ten-year license is due upon issuance. DDS Customer Service Centers accept cash, money orders, checks, and credit cards for payment of fees.

For more information, contact the Department of Driver Services at (678) 413-8400 or visit www.dds.ga.gov. New residents can apply for a driver’s license Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon) at the Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center, 128 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan, GA 30263. All DDS locations are closed every Monday.

Motor Vehicle Registration
New residents have 30 days to transfer registrations after establishing residency. Current out of state title is required to register. If title is held by lien holder, current out of state registration and the name and address of the lien holder is acceptable. Current Georgia driver’s license is required for all owners shown on the title. Georgia insurance information must be transmitted to the State’s database by your insurance company.  Vehicles must be covered by Georgia liability insurance at all times.

You can renew your registration online at www.coweta.ga.us; follow the department link to the Tag Office. Only renewals of tag registrations may be done online. There is a small processing fee, but up to 50 vehicles may be registered per transaction. The Tag Office also now accepts American Express, VISA and MasterCard payments for over-the-counter and mailed in registrations. A 2½% convenience fee is charged to the credit card owner on all credit card transactions, $1.50 fee for all debit card transactions. 22 E. Broad St., Newnan, (770) 254-2631.

Emissions Testing
Coweta County is one of the 13 metro counties under the emissions testing program. In 2011, all 1987-2008 model year gasoline-powered car or light-duty truck gasoline powered cars and light trucks must pass an emissions inspection prior to vehicle registration. Emissions inspections are required every year before the registered owner’s birthday.

The inspection cost is capped at $25. Senior (age 65+) waivers may be applied for in the Tag Office. The vehicle must be at least 10 years old and must not have been driven over 5,000 miles per year to receive a waiver.

For further information, contact the Georgia Clean Air Force at (800) 449-2471 or visit their web site at www.cleanairforce.com.

Voter Registration
A voter in Coweta County must be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age on or before election day (may register at age 17½); a resident of Georgia; not serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony; and not judicially declared to be mentally incompetent. Voters who move or change their name must complete a new application to update their registration within 30 days after the change. A voter may register anytime up until 30 days prior to an election.

Voters who live within city limits at the time of registration are automatically registered to vote within their city as well as countywide elections.

With appropriate I.D., residents can register to vote at the county’s voter registration office, libraries, city halls, and various other registration sites. Applications may also be obtained through the state’s website. For additional information, contact the Coweta County Board of Elections and Registration at (770) 254-2615, www.sos.state.ga.us.

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