Atlanta Movers Guide
Relocating to Metro Atlanta or just purchasing a new home in a new county or community? Below you will find information that will hopefully make your move an easy one! We've included Metro Atlanta utility companies, resources for movers and moving companies, change of address, school information, applying for a driver's license and more.
If we've missed something and you need assistance, please call. We wish you all the best in your new "nest"!
Movers & Moving Companies | Utilities | Drivers License | Homestead Exemption | Other Resources
Movers & Moving Companies
When selecting a moving company, it is often stressful for many homeowners. You want the best price, the best service and on-time delivery, especially if it is an out of state move.
- If your primary focus is getting the best price, Moving.com offers a service that will allow you to fill out one form and get up to six quotes.
- If great service is most important to you, there are several online review websites you can visit:
Yelp.com | Angie's List | Better Business Bureau Accredited Movers
Atlanta Utility Providers
Georgia Power - 1-888-660-5890 or http://www.georgiapower.com
Cobb EMC - 770-429-2100 or
Marietta Power - 770-794-5150 or
Natural Gas Providers
Atlanta Gas Light - 770-994-1946
Georgia Natural Gas - 1-888-442-7489
Scana Energy - 1-877-467-2262
Shell Energy - 1-888-350-7435
Southern Company - 1-866-762-6429
Alpharetta Water - 770-475-9566
City of Atlanta Watershed - 404.658.6500
Cobb County Water - 770-423-1000
Dekalb County Water - 404-378-4475
Fulton County Water - 404-730-6830
Gwinnett County Water - 678-376-6800
Marietta Water - 770-794-5150
Powder Springs Water - 770-943-8000
Roswell Water - 770-641-3759
Phone / DSL / Wireless Providers
AT&T - 1-888-757-6500
Comcast Cable - 404-266-2278
Direct TV - 1-800-531-5000
Dish Network - 1-800-333-3474
If you purchase a Georgia home (as your primary residence), you will qualify for a reduction in property taxes (aka Homestead Exemption) the following calendar year. You can now apply for homestead exemption year round upon closing. If you tend to procrastinate, the deadline for filing is in March or April for the following year -- the date varies by county, so please select your county below to access additional information and forms to file for your Homestead Exemption.
Filing Deadline is currently April 1st, but please confirm on the Cobb County Tax Commissioner website.
Phone: (770) 528-8600
Filing Deadline is currently March 1st, but please confirm on the Dekalb Tax Commissioner website.
Phone: (404) 298-4000 | Visit website for more information about Homestead filing guidelines and forms.
Filing Deadline is currently April 1st, but please confirm on the Fulton County Tax Commissioner website.
Phone: (404) 612-6440 | Visit Fulton County website for more info and homestead filing guidelines
Filing Deadline is currently March 1st, but please confirm on the Gwinnett Tax Commissioner website.
Phone: (770) 822-8800 | Visit website for more information and guidelines
Drivers License - Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles
Other Helpful Links
Metro Atlanta Guide to Schools (including phone #s and web addresses)