The Chamber of Commerce extends a warm welcome to newcomers to our area. The following information will help make your transition smoother.
Auto License Plate
You may obtain your Georgia tag at the Troup County Tax Commissioner's office located in the Troup County Government Center at 100 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange. Their telephone number is 706-883-1620. This must be done within 30 days of establishing residency. Bring proof of car ownership. Georgia insurance is also required. The ad valorem tax is due when tag is purchased and is payable each year thereafter on or before your birthday. Payment must be made by cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard or certified check.
Cable television is available within our cities limits and many areas of the county. Call Charter Communications at 1-800-955-7766 or Knology at 706-645-3000.
Department of Labor
For information on job opportunities, contact the Georgia Department of Labor Career Center located at 1002 Longley Place, LaGrange, call 706-845-4000 or visit them at dol.state.ga.us
You must secure a Georgia driver's license within 30 days after establishing residency. The local Department of Driver Services is located at 900 Dallis Street. The office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. For questions regarding services, please call 706-845-4108.
If you live within the city limits of LaGrange, garbage pickup will be handled by the City. To find out the pickup date for your street, call 706-883-2100. The county has various compactor sites. For information on West Point, contact 706-645-3503 and for information on Hogansville, contact 706-885-9977.
Mobile Home Registration
Mobile home owners are required to obtain registered decals within seven days of arrival to Troup County. To do so, go to the Troup County Tax Commissioner's office located in the Troup County Government Center at 100 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, or call 706-883-1620. You will need proof of ownership, and you must pay taxes at the time of registration. Normal registration for mobile homes is from January 3 to May 1 of each year.
If your child is entering school for the first time, you will need to present a birth certificate and immunization record, which includes polio, rubella and DPT (GA form 3231). A certificate for eye, ear and dental screening is also required (GA Form 3300). If your child is transferring from another school district, a current report card or transcript is requested. For more specific information, the applicable school system or facility may be reached by calling the phone numbers listed below:
Lafayette Christian School
1904 Hamilton Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
1501 Vernon Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Troup County School System
100 N. Davis Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Georgia residents are subject to Georgia income tax on gross income, unless specifically exempt by statute. Employers are required by law to withhold income tax for both resident and nonresident employees. Deductions are generally the same as those allowed on the Federal Income Tax. Businesses must file tax returns on real estate and inventory by April 1 of each year. Returns are based on property owned as of January 1. You may call 706-883-1732 for all tax information.
For residential service, call BellSouth at 888-757-6500 or 404-761-4129 or Knology at 706-645-3000. Business customers should call 866-620-6000. Telephone directories are available at the Chamber Office located at 111 Bull Street, LaGrange.
LaGrange city residents can apply for service at City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, or call 706-883-2030. County residents should contact Diverse Power on South Davis Road, LaGrange or call 706-845-2000. You may need to present identification and can expect to pay a deposit. For information on West Point, contact 706-645-3503, and for information on Hogansville, contact 706-637-8629.
You must have reached your 18th birthday and be an established resident of Troup County in order to vote at local precincts. You may register at age 17. You may register at the Registrar's office located in the Troup County Government Center at 100 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, or at LaGrange Memorial Library at 115 Alford Street, LaGrange. For more information, call the Registrar's office at 706-883-1745.