Newcomers Information

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

We here at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce know moving can be a difficult task. We have made this list to hopefully make your experiences a little easier. If you need any additional help, please feel free to call us, (229) 759-2422, or e-mail us at lbarbosa@lee.ga.us. We will gladly give you a referral if possible. Please enjoy your experience in Lee County.

Utilities

The Lee County Utilities is located at 103 Main Street in Leesburg. This is where you arrange for trash pick-up for the entire County and possibly water, depending on where you locate. There is a garbage fee in our County, so when you move in, make sure to come up and register the account in your name to avoid penalties for use without payment. The Utility Department can be reached at (229) 759-6054.

Water

You will need to check with your Realtor or landlord about who provides your new location with water. We have several private water systems throughout our County. Our two (2) largest providers are:
LEE COUNTY UTILITY
103 Main St.
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6054

CITY OF LEESBURG
107 Walnut Ave. North
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6464

Telephone Service

AT&T Georgia 1-800-288-2020 or MediaCom - 1-866-637-2225

Electricity

Again, you will have to check with your Realtor or landlord to see who services your new location. Our three (3) largest providers are:

SUMTER EMC
133 Century Rd. West
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-2291

GEORGIA POWER
704 N. Westover Blvd.
Albany, GA 31707
1-888-660-5890

MITCHELL EMC
5807 Newton Rd.
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 436-0070

Cable/Satellite

MediaCom is located at 1104 N Westover Blvd. in Albany, GA There phone number is 1-866-637-2225. They are the only cable provider at this time. If you are interested in a dish, there is several installation companies listed in the phone book.

Schools

We have two zones, east and west, and you attend certain schools based on your location. Each school has a district map displayed if there is any question.

Lee County Board of Education
126 Starksville Avenue N
P.O. Box 399
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 903-2100
www.lee.k12.ga.us


If you are coming from out of state and have children entering into our schools, the State of Georgia requires that you get their shot records transferred to Georgia Forms. To do this, you need to go to:

Lee County Health Department
112 Park Street
Leesburg, GA
(229) 759-3014

Park Street is located between Lee Medical Arts and Walnut Plaza off of Hwy. 19 in Downtown Leesburg. The Health Department is opened from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will see you on a walk-in basis.

Automobiles

Tags & Registration: To register your auto in Lee County, you will need to go to the Lee County Tax Commissioner’s Office located right next door to us at 100 Starksville Ave. For more information, call (229) 759-6015.
Moved from out of state:
*All vehicles must be registered within 30 days of moving into the state.
*If the vehicle is a lease vehicle, tag office will need lease agreements & POA (Power of
Attorney) along with copy of GA drivers license.
*Title - if no title, current registration & lien holder’s name and address
*Current Mileage
*GA Insurance - Binder with current effective date or transmitted in the state computer. NO
POLICY CARDS.
*If vehicle is in 2 owners names, both owners need to be here to sign the title application
*Military need driver’s license and military ID.

Homestead Exemption

If you buy a new home in Lee County and are living in it, you are entitled to homestead exemption in the state of Georgia. To qualify, the property has to be listed in your name and you be living in it on January 1st for the year which you are applying.
Applications are accepted between January 1st and June 1st in the Tax Assessor’s Office located across the street from the courthouse. You will need a copy of your warranty deed when making application.

Driver’s License

Persons needing to update their Driver’s License may contact the Georgia State Patrol office at (229) 430-4258 or www.dps.georgia.gov.

Department of Family & Children’s Services

122 Fourth St.
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-3001

Georgia Department of Labor

1608 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 430-5010
www.dol.state.ga.us

Voter Registration

102 Starksville Ave.
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6002

Taxes

City and county property taxes are based on property owned on January 1 of each year. To inquire information on your taxes contact:

Lee County Tax Assessor
109 Leslie Hwy
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6010

To pay taxes contact:

Lee County Tax Commissioner
100 Starksville Ave
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6015