Henry County New Citizens Guide

New Citizens Guide

Welcome to Henry County, Georgia. We hope you find the information below helpful to you during your transition into Henry County, or for current citizens that need general information.

Animal Control

Henry County operates an Animal Care & Control facility, which houses stray or surrendered animals. Animals are also available for adoption. If you have lost your pet, please visit the facility to see if it has been picked up. All pets are required to have current vaccinations. Visit Animal Control's website for more information.

Automobile Registration

As a Georgia resident, you must register your cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles and motor homes and apply for Georgia titles, when a Georgia title is required, within thirty-days (30) of establishing residency in this state.

For new residents, you must have Georgia insurance and a Georgia drivers license before you can register your vehicle. You can pay your tag bill at several locations throughout the county. Visit the Tax Commissioner's office for additional information.

Driver's Licenses

New Georgia residents must apply for a Georgia driver's license within 30 days. All other licenses must be surrendered prior to issuance of a Georgia license. Persons 18 or over who surrender a valid out of state license will be required to successfully pass an eye examination.

If you surrender a expired out of state license, or if you are under the age of 18, you must successfully pass an eye examination, road rules test, road signs test and a driving test.

Please visit the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety's website for more information on receiving your driver's license or to find the nearest location.

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health department provides the following:

  • Information, evaluation and permits for sewage management and septic tanks
  • Pool site approvals
  • Food service permits and food service inspections
  • Evaluates proposed well sites, and issues permits for well locations
  • Evaluate water samples
  • Conduct West Nile virus surveillance

For further information, please call (770) 954-2078.

Curbside Trash & Recycling Disposal

Henry County does not pick up any residential/commercial trash (including yard debris) and recycling. All commercial pickups and all curbside residential pickups for unincorporated (outside city limits) properties must be coordinated through a private trash/recycling service provider.  

Yard debris and recyclables can be dropped off at the Henry County Recycling Center. Please click here for a list of accepted materials. Please add hyperlink for “here” to the Recycling Center web page 

If trees/debris have fallen onto County-owned roads or right-of-ways, please contact the Henry County Department of Transportation (DOT) at (770) 288-7623. 

If trees/debris have fallen onto State-owned roadways (i.e. I-75, S.R. 42, Hwy 155, Hwy 20, Hwy 81), please contact the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) at: 

(706) 646-7700 
(706) 646-7701 
Report non-emergency incidents to: SafeRoadsD3@dot.ga.gov 

If you live within city limits of McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, or Locust Grove, please contact the respective department below for rates, schedules, etc.: 

McDonough Public Works Department (678) 782-6277 hyperlink http://www.mcdonoughga.org/city-departments-services/finance/sanitation-and-recycling 

Stockbridge Sanitation Department (770) 474-123 https://www.cityofstockbridge.com/pview.aspx?id=4895&catid=72 

Hampton Public Works Department (770) 946-3234 https://hamptonga.gov/184/Public-Works 

Locust Grove Public Works Department (770) 957-5043 https://www.locustgrove-ga.gov/living-here/utilities/sanitation 

If you DO NOT live within city limits, the following are recommendations for trash/recycling service providers: 

Trash drop-off locations near the Recycling Center

Please note that these facilities are not owned or operated by Henry County Government. Please call to inquire of fees. 
ADM Transfer Station
124 East Main St.
Hampton, GA 30228
(404) 790-7169
Atlanta Dumpster
Pine Ridge Landfill
105 Bailey Jester Road
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 233-9081
Henry Waste & Recycle
1940 Highway 42 South
McDonough, GA 30253
(470) 488-0084
Henry Waste
Seminole Road Landfill
4203 Clevemont Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
(404) 687-4040
Stockbridge Transfer Station
141 Railroad Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 506-0016
Dekalb Landfill

Health Departments

Henry County Health Department
135 Henry Parkway
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 288-6136

Stockbridge Health Center
1018 Hospital Dr.
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Phone: (770) 389-7887


Piedmont Henry
1133 Eagle's Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge , GA 30281
Phone: (678) 604-1000
Website: https://www.piedmont.org/locations/piedmont-henry/phh-home

Piedmont Fayette
1255 Highway 54
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Phone: (770) 719-7000
Website: www.fayettehospital.org

Piedmont Rockdale
1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 918-3000
Website: https://www.piedmont.org/locations/piedmont-rockdale/piedmont-rockdale-home

Southern Regional Hospital
11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: (770) 991-8000
Website: https://www.southernregional.org/

Spaulding Regional Medical Center
601 South 8th Street
Griffin, GA 30224
Phone: (770) 228-2721
Website: https://www.wellstar.org/locations/pages/wellstar-spalding-regional-hospital.aspx

Wellstar Sylvan Grove
1050 Mcdonough Rd
Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-7861
Website: https://www.wellstar.org/locations/pages/wellstar-sylvan-grove-hospital.aspx


Cochran Public Library
174 Burke Street
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 678-432-5353 extension 7
Fax: 770-389-7921

Fairview Public Library
28 Austin Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 678-432-5353 extension 3
Fax: 770-389-6282

Fortson Public Library
61 McDonough St.
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 678-432-5353 extension 5 or 770-288-7233
Fax: 770-946-8349

Locust Grove Public Library
115 LG Griffin Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: 678-432-5353 extension 4
Fax: 770-954-2811

McDonough Public Library
1001 Florence McGarity Blvd.
McDonough, GA 30252
Phone: 678-432-5353 extension 6
Fax: 770-954-2808

Visit the Henry County Library System website for further information.

Maps (G.I.S.)

The GIS department handles all your mapping needs for the Henry County area. You may view some maps online, or you can call or visit GIS to purchase maps.


The Daily Herald is the legal organ of Henry County. It is a daily (five-day-a-week, combined weekend) subscription newspaper, owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., of Birmingham, AL. The phone number is (770) 957-9161.

The Henry County Times is a free weekly newspaper available in many locations around the county (home delivery available by paid subscription), owned by Mickie Jackson of McDonough, GA. The phone number is (770) 957-6314.

Permits & Licenses

Post Office

Ellenwood Post Office
5465 Highway 42
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Phone: 404-361-4415

Hampton Post Office
998 Highway 19-41
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 770-946-4669

Hudson Bridge Pharmacy C.B.
1110 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-474-0842

Locust Grove Post Office
4050 Highway 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: 770-898-6042

McDonough Post Office
100 Postmaster Dr
Mcdonough, GA 30253
Phone: 678-432-4319

Stockbridge Post Office
110 Walter Way
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-507-5483

For more information on mail forwarding, P.O. boxes, hours, and more, please visit the United State Postal Service website.


For information regarding the Henry County public school system, please visit their website or call (770) 957-6601.

Other schools in Henry County are as follows:

Bible Baptist Christian School
Phone: (770) 946-4708

Community Christian School
Phone: (678) 432-0191
Website: www.communitychristianschool.net

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Phone: (770) 957-2927
Website: www.elcaonline.org

Lake Dow Christian Academy
Phone: (770) 954-1250

McDonough Presbyterian Children's Academy
Phone: (770) 957-9890

Mount Vernon Christian School
Phone: (770) 474-1313

North Henry Baptist Church
Phone: (770) 389-1591

Peoples Baptist Academy
Phone: 770-914-7388
Website: www.peoplesbaptist.com

Stockbridge Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
Phone: (770) 474-0519
Website: www.smpk.net

Strong Rock Christian School
Locust Grove
Phone: (678) 833-1200
Website: www.strong-rock.com

For Pre-K programs, contact the Henry County School System at (770) 957-6601.

Traffic Reports

Contact the Henry County Police Department (for traffic reports which were processed by the Henry County Police), (770) 288-8200.

Traffic Tickets

You need to pay your Henry County traffic tickets at State Court or online at www.henrytickets.com. If you received a ticket from a city police department, contact that respective City Hall.

Utility Companies

Cable TV:

Natural Gas:

For a list of companies providing natural gas, call the Georgia Public Service Commission at: 404-656-4501 or visit their website at www.psc.state.ga.us.



  • AT&T - Residential: (800) 288-2020

(Note: There are many other local telephone companies. Please check your local phone book for more listings.)


Henry County Water Authority: (770) 957-6659.

If you live within city limits, contact the following for water service: