The Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend a warm welcome to newcomers to our area. The following information has been provided to help make your transition smoother. If we can be of assistance, please call us at 706.884.8671.
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. Payment must be made by cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard or certified check. For more information, click here: dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles
Troup County is located in the temperate south. Average annual temperature is 63 degrees. Average winter temperature is 47 degrees compared to 79 degrees in the summer. Average annual rainfall totals 53” and less than 1 inch of snow is expected each year.
Compared to the national average, Troup County residents and businesses enjoy a 14% lower cost of living.
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 www.dol.state.ga.us. All Troup County residents may also find career assistance and job links via Troup County Works or online at www.troupcountyworks.com.
You must secure a Georgia driver’s license within 30 days after establishing residency. The local Department of Driver Services is located at 900 Dallas Street, LaGrange. The office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For questions regarding services, call 678.413.8400 or 866.754.3687, or visit www.dds.ga.gov
If you live within the city limits of LaGrange, garbage pickup will be handled by the City. To find out the pickup day 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 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 or call at 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 - May 1 of each year.
Hogansville – 113 High Street
LaGrange—Main Office – 950 Lafayette Parkway
West Point – 729 4th Avenue
LaGrange Memorial Library – 115 Alford Street
Hogansville Public Library – 600 East Main Street
Hawkes Library West Point – 100 W. 8th Street
Troup County Parks & Recreation – 1220 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange
US Army Corps of Engineers – 500 Resource Management Drive, West Point
LaGrange-Troup County Recycling Center – 55 S. Davis Road, LaGrange
706-883-2071 or 706-883-7547.
Troup County Senior Center – 140 Ragland Street, LaGrange
Hogansville Senior Center – 407 Church Street, Hogansville
West Point Senior Center – 1114 O.G. Skinner Drive, West Point
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, contact the educational institution directly.
Troup County School System – 100 N. Davis Road, LaGrange
Hillside Montessori School – 525 Park Avenue, LaGrange
Lafayette Christian School – 1904 Hamilton Road, LaGrange
LaGrange Academy – 1501 Vernon Road, LaGrange
LaGrange College – 601 Broad Street, LaGrange
Point University – 507 W. 10th Street, West Point
West Georgia Technical College – One College Circle, LaGrange
1300 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange
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 706.883.1620 for all tax information.
Local sales tax is 7%, including 4% state tax, 1% local option sales tax, and 2% special purpose local sales tax option.
Ad valorem tax, more commonly known as property tax, is calculated on the fair market value of the property which is established January 1st of each year. The tax levied on the assessed value of the property is established by law at 40% of the fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rate (mill rate) levied. One mill is equal to $1 for each $1000 of assessed value or .001. All Troup County property owners pay .25 mills in state tax, 11.26 county tax and 18.85 school tax for a total of 30.36 mills per $1000 assessed property value. Residents in the City of Hogansville pay an additional 7.95 mills. Residents of West Point pay an additional 9.525 mills.
For residential service, call AT&T at 1.888.757.6500. Business customers should call 1.866.620.6000. Telephone directories are available at the Chamber office located at 111 Bull Street, LaGrange.
City residents can apply for service at City Hall, 1400 South Davis Road, LaGrange, or call 706.883.2030. For more information visit LaGrange-Ga.org. County residents should contact Diverse Power on South Davis Road, LaGrange, or call 706.845.2000. Georgia Power customers should call 888.660.5890 for service information. 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.
To register to vote in the State of Georgia, you must be:
· A citizen of the United States
· A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote
· At least 18 years of age by election day
Residents may register to vote at any time but must be registered by the close of the registration prior to an election. The Registrar’s office is located at 100 Ridley Avenue. For more information, please call 706-883-1745.