2101 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014

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Covington… A Refreshing Change of Place! Founded in 1821, Covington/Newton County still retains its classic Southern appeal. Located just outside metro Atlanta, the charming town boasts a reputation as one of the most picturesque and historic areas in Georgia. Make the Welcome Center the first stop for a self-guided home tour brochure, the perfect guide to begin a discovery of the beautiful architecture in Covington.

Recently awarded the Award for Excellence in Downtown Development, Covington’s historic downtown is thriving. With home décor, antiques, arts and crafts, merchants that carry exclusive lines and an extensive choice of beauty services, Downtown Covington is a shopping destination. There are dining choices for all occasions; terrific artisan pizza, a family diner that has the honor of serving the best fried chicken for over forty years, outstanding Bar-B-Que, a coffee house and café, an ice-cream and candy store that is never without a customer, Thai, and unrivaled white table cloth restaurant serving what we think is the best New Orleans style of food you’ll find outside of New Orleans. The district enjoys a long tradition of family owned and operated businesses and an impressive events calendar that keeps things humming. Regular events include cruise-ins, concerts, festivals, art shows and Independence in the Park Concert and fireworks that truly showcases the best of small town America.

Automobile Registration/Drivers Licensing

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Within 30 days of moving to Georgia, newcomers must apply for a Georgia Drivers license and a Georgia license plate for each vehicle, including cars, boats, RV’s, and trailers. For registration, proof of insurance is required by Georgia law, along with current registration, title and name/address of lien holder or copy of lease agreement and a power of attorney from the leasing company.

Newton County Tax Commissioners Office (Tags / Registration)
1113 Usher Street, Suite 101
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 784-2020

Georgia State Driver’s License/
8134 Geiger Street
Covington, GA 30014
Call Centre (678) 413-8400 or locally (770) 784-3195

To transfer a valid license from another state in the United States or from the District of Columbia, you must be at least 18 years old and must have present:
  • Your valid driver’s license
  • Some form of personal identification, such as a birth certificate (state-issued or certified copy), certified naturalization document, immigration ID card, valid passport or military ID card.
  • Proof of Georgia residency, including lease or housing contract; rent receipt; utility bill; bank statement; or employer verification (on their letterhead, stating address)
  • Social Security Number

Garbage and Recycling

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City of Covington

Newton County Landfill

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Natural Gas

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Or call your local Electric Company for a list of Natural Gas Providers

City of Covington


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Newton County Animal Control

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Dogs must be controlled at all times. Newton County has leash laws in effect for all dogs. Vaccinations against rabies must be up to date.

210 Lower River Road, Covington GA 30016

(770) 786-9514

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Post Office Locations

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Covington Main Office
2131 Stallings St. NW
Covington, GA 30014

Bypass Road Branch
10721 Covington Bypass Rd
Covington, GA 30016

Porterdale Branch
2 North Broad Street
Porterdale, GA 30070

Oxford Branch
907 Emory Street
Oxford, GA 30054

Mansfield Branch
3 North 1st Street
Mansfield, GA 30055

Newborn Branch
103 N. Johnson Street
Newborn, GA 30056

Water & Sewer

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Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority