Newcomer Information

If you are moving to Stephens County from elsewhere, or moving from one area of the county to another, there are details that need to be taken care of, such as water, garbage service and recycling, electricity and gas, telephone, Internet connections, television and newspaper. From finding housing to arranging for high speed internet to finding out where your children will go to school ... the lists go on. Start here when planning your move.

You've decided on a house, now you need information on the neighborhood you've decided to move to:
For information about schools contact:
Stephens County Board of Education: 886-9415.

To find out what commissioner's district you are in, call the Clerk's Office at 886-9491

Water Service
Stephens County does not provide water service. Contact the city of Toccoa at 706-282-3257 to arrange for service:

Garbage and Recycling
Stephens County provides garbage and recycling services. To arrange for service, call xxx-xxx-xxxx. For recycling information, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Electricity and Gas

For electric service:

  • Georgia Power Company: 706-282-4700
  • Hart EMC: 800-241-4109

For natural gas service
Toccoa Natural Gas: 7060282-3255

Phone, Television and Internet
Residents have several options for these services.

  • Windstream: 800-501-1776
  • TruVista Communications: 706-886-2727
  • North Georgia Network: 706-754-5323

Local Newspaper

The Toccoa Record
67 W Doyle St.
Toccoa, GA 30577

Daily Newspaper

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution: 404-526-7988


Toccoa and Stephens County offer a variety of homes and apartments.  Use an internet search to find one of our many fine local realtors for assistance.

Public Housing

The Northeast Georgia Housing Authority is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

437 S. Pond Street
Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia
Phone: 706-886-9455



Radio Stations

  • WNEG 93.1 FM Classic Hits
  • WRAF 90.9 FM Christian Contemporary
  • WLFJ 650 AM Religious
  • WJMZ 107.3 FM Urban Contemporary

Television Stations

  • Over the air stations
  • Dish Network 800-333-3474
  • DirecTV 800-531-5000

Health Clinics

Stephens County Health Department
64 Boulevard, Suite 102
Toccoa, GA 30577
Clinical Services
Phone: 706-282-4507
Fax: 706-282-4511


Stephens Regional Medical Center
163 Hospital Rd
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: 706-282-4200

Drivers Licenses and Tags

To register a vehicle or buy a tag, visit the Stephens County Tax Commissioner's Office:
70 North Alexander Street
Room 103
Toccoa, Georgia 30577
Phone: 706-886-4753

For driver's licenses, visit the DDS office at:

Customer Service Center
62 Doyle St.
Toccoa, GA 30577
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Phone: 678-413-8400

Boat Registration

You may obtain boat registration applications from any Wildlife Resources Division office or from most boat dealers, hardware stores, sporting goods stores or marinas. You may also register by mail. Boat trailers are registered at the county tag office

Visit the Georgia Wildlife DNR website for more information