Basic Services and Information

Welcome to Sandersville, and to the Sandersville Family. As a new resident, you may have some questions about the City of Sandersville and the many services available to you. The following information provides pertinent phone numbers, addresses and other details that should make your transition a bit easier. Should you need additional information, please do not hesitate to call us at 478-552- 2525 or contact the Chamber of Commerce. The friendly staff there is also happy to assist. They can be reached at 478-552-3288, or you can visit their office at 131 W. Haynes St. in Sandersville.

Area Code: 478

Auto Tags: Tags may be purchased at the Washington County Government Building, downtown Sandersville (478- 552-2144). Newcomers moving from out-of-state are allowed 30 days for purchasing a Georgia license plate. Failure to meet this courtesy deadline will result in added fines or penalties.

Motor vehicle tags must be updated yearly. Your birth date is the deadline for the purchase of tags. Owners of large trucks cannot buy tags with the following exceptions: some trucks and buses; disabled vets; U.S. Reserve; honorary consul; State Senators and Representatives; U.S. Senators and Congressmen; ex-POWs; street rod; National Guard; veteran organization; commander; high state office holders; Medal of Honor winners. These are all issued by the State Motor Vehicle Department.

Building Permits: Building permits are required. Please click here for more information.

Occupational Tax: All new businesses are required to have a building and fire inspection and will also be required to pay an annual occupation tax. Please contact City Hall for more information at 478-552-2525.

Cable TV: Charter Cable (877-319- 0674)

Chamber of Commerce: The Washington County Chamber of Commerce serves Washington County and welcomes new members. 131 West Haynes Street, Sandersville, 478-552-3288.

City Hall: 141 W. Haynes St., P. O. Box 71. Sandersville, Georgia 31082, 478-552-2525

Drivers' Licenses:You must apply for a Georgia driver license within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident. All Customer Service Centers can transfer an out-of-state license to a Georgia driver license.

The Department of Driver Services is available in Sandersville on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. They are located at 115 Jones Street, Sandersville Georgia 31082.

You may also visit their website at:

Electric Service: Service is provided in the cityof Sandersville by the city-owned power company. A deposit is required for residences and for mobile homes. Service in other areas of the county is provided by Washington electric Membership Corporation (552-2577) and the Georgia Power Company (552- 7341).

Emergency Services: In the event of a true emergency dial 911 for fire, police, ambulance and rescue services.

Non Emergency Numbers:
Washington County Sheriff's Dept 552-4795
Sandersville Police 552-3121
Poison Control 800-282-5846

Hospital: Medical services are provided by Washington County Regional Medical Center, 610 Sparta Road, Sandersville, Georgia 31082, 478- 240-2000

Post Office: 205 West Church St., 478-552-6636 or 800-275-8777.

Gas Services: Natural gas is available from a number of marketers in Georgia. Click here for a list.  For propane gas call Franklin Propane Gas 552-6667 or Roberts & Sons 552-2674.

Internet Services: Dialup and high speed internet services are provided by the City of Sandersville. Click here for information.

Public Schools: Public schools are operated by the Washington County Board of Education 552-3981. The following items must be presented if your child is entering school for the first time: birth certificate; immunization records for DTP, rubella and polio; certificates proving hearing and vision screenings have occurred; and if your child is transferring, a copy of the most recent academic transcript.

Telephone Service: Telephone service is provided by AT&T (888-757-6500) and Northland Cable (478-552-2905)

Voter Registration: To register for all elections, residents must be at least 18 years of age. Residents may register at the registrar's office in the Washington County Courthouse 552-5239.