About Atlanta

  • 01.27.2016




Electricity Gas
Georgia Power Co. (888) 660-5890 Natural Gas Services (877) GAS-CHOICE
Jackson EMC (770) 963-6166 Water
Sawnee EMC (770) 887-2363 Gwinnett Public Utilities (678) 376-6800
Cable Services Telephone Services
Charter Communications Inc. (800) 955-7766 BellSouth (888) 757-6500
Comcast (404) COMCAST County Offices
City Offices General Information (770) 822-8000
Auburn (770) 963-4002 School Systems
Berkeley Lake (770) 368-9484 Buford City (770) 945-5035
Braselton (770) 654-3915 Gwinnett County Board of Education (770) 963-8651
Buford (770) 945-6761 Tag Office
Dacula (770) 963-7451 (770) 822-8801
Duluth (770) 476-3434 Transportation Info
Grayson (770) 963-8017 (770) 822-7400
Lawrenceville (770) 963-2414 Police, fire & other emergencies
Lilburn (770) 921-2210 County Police Administration (770) 513-5000
Loganville (770) 466-1165 County Fire Administration (770) 513-5500
Norcross (770) 448-2122 Other emergencies 911
Snellville (770) 985-3500 Tourism Info
Sugar Hill (770) 945-6716 Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau (770) 623-3600
Suwanee (770) 945-8996  


How do I get my power turned on?
You can apply for electric service online! You will need the following information to apply for service:

Your name (or name for the primary account holder, if different)
Service address (where the power is to be turned on)
County, Lot, and Neighborhood information (if the home is new)
Home phone
Alternate phone number (work, etc.)
Social Security Number (of the primary account holder)
Authorized adult name
Mailing address (if different than service address)
Effective date you would like service to be turned on (Monday through Saturday)
Temporary contact information for us to use during the installation process
Descriptions of any access problems such as locked gates, dogs, etc.

We can connect your electric service Monday through Saturday (service is not available on Sunday). Orders submitted up to 5PM are eligible for next day service. Please note that we will not be able to provide next day service for new service requests requiring installation or other construction work (digging, etc.).
Have to pay a deposit when applying for new service?
If you have not yet established credit with the service provider, you may be asked to pay a security deposit. We will get a credit score through a credit reporting agency to determine whether a deposit is necessary for your account. If you are required to pay a deposit, and then pay your residential statements on time for 12 consecutive months, the provider will refund your deposit plus interest.
How is the amount of the deposit determined?
If required, the deposit amount for a residential account is twice the average monthly bill of the residence (not to exceed $150.00). If the provider does not have a sufficient usage history for the location, the deposit will not exceed $150.00.
Is there any way to avoid paying a deposit?
No – If a deposit is required it cannot be waived.
Are there any connection fees?
Yes – a service establishment fee of $30.00 will be included on your first month bill.

Area Information

Public Libraries

Decatur 404-370-3070

Chamblee 770-936-1380

Doraville 770-936-3852

Buford 770-945-4196

Duluth 770-476-1992

Lawrenceville 770-822-4522

Norcross 770-448-4938

Peachtree Corners 770-729-0931

Atlanta Fulton 404-730-1700

Marietta 770-509-2711



Gwinnett County Park & Recreation Department 770-822-8840

Cobb County Park & Recreation Department 770-528-8800

DeKalb County Park & Recreation Department 404-371-2631

Fulton County Park & Recreation Department 404-730-6200


Medical Centers

Gwinnett Medical Center 678-442-3600

Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital 678-584-6800

Wellstar Cobb Hospital 770-732-4000

Decatur Hospital 404-501-6700

Emory University Hospital 404-712-2000

Dekalb Medial Center 404-501-1000

Children’s Healthcare at Scottish Rite 404-256-5252

Children’s Healthcare at Egleston 404-325-6000

Crawford Long of Emory 404-686-4411

Grady Memorial 404-616-4307

Northside Hospital 404-851-8000

Piedmont Hospital 866-605-5111

St. Joseph’s Hospital 404-851-7001



Atlanta Botanical Garden


1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309

Hours: April-October: Tue-Sun 9am-7pm, November-March – Tue-sun 9am-5pm

Consisting of several greenhouses, this exotic garden stands like an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Great for dates, the extraordinary plants and Japanese architectures are worth seeing.


Atlanta History Center


130 W. Paces Ferry Road., Atlanta, GA 30305

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5:30 pm, Sun 12pm-5:30pm

This museum has the entire history of Atlanta, from Indian settlements to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement to the 1996 Olympic Games. 33 acres of gardens, two historic houses and nature trails allow visitors to enjoy Atlanta from a whole new perspective.


Atlantic Station

18th St., Atlanta, GA 30363

The newest addition to the city used to be a 138 acre steel mill. The new shopping and restaurant district was built after $2 billion worth of development. Parking is always plentiful in the underground parking decks.



In the heart of uptown Atlanta, this shopping and restaurant district is always filled with visitors and locals alike.


Callaway Gardens


5887 Georgia Hwy 354

Hours: March 19-Labor Day Weekend 9am-6pm, Labor Day – March 19 9am-5pm

The garden is located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta. This beautiful attraction has plenty of walking paths through gorgeously landscaped gardens. The butterfly conservatory is definitely worth your visit.


Carter Museum & Library


441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30307

Museum Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4:45pm, Sun noon-4:45pm

Library Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

The one and only president from Georgia, Jimmy Carter’s Museum & Library display the former president’s legacy and his current community projects. The exhibit is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.


Centennial Olympic Park


265 Park Ave., Atlanta, GA 30313

This Olympic site commemorates the 1996 Olympic Games.


CNN Center


1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303

Hours Daily: 9am-5pm

News is the business of CNN and you can discover all the secrets of the broadcasting world. You will take a tour of the real live newsroom and you can even host your own show.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History


767 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

This natural history museum houses 160,000 square feet of some of the most interesting objects in the world and is located in the Druid Hills area. Fernbank exhibits fossils, has an IMAX theatre, and was voted among the top 10 museums in the world for dinosaur exhibits by USA Today.


Fox Theatre


660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm

Built in the 1920s, this facility hosts variety of cultural experiences like musicals, ballet performances, classic films, opera and many others. The huge ballroom plays host to many extravagant affairs. There is plenty of parking available around the venue.


Georgia Aquarium


225 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313

Hours: Sun-Thu: 8am-6pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8pm

As one of the largest aquariums in the world, this facility boasts 8 million gallons of water and 100,000-plus animals including whale sharks, goliath grouper, stingrays, hammerhead sharks, pacific octopus, sea lions, beluga whales and penguins. The children’s exhibit enables children to touch and interact with the sea animals.


Helen, Georgia

A German town in Georgia has Octoberfest and year round activities including tube riding down the river, horse carriage rides, glass arts and shopping. Horseback riding is also available.


High Museum of Art


1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Hours: Tue-Wed,Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

As Atlanta’s premier art museum, educational and exhibition programs are available for both adults and youngsters. The museum seasonally hosts special exhibition such as Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo and collections on loan from the Louvre.


Lake Lanier


6950 Holiday Road, Buford, GA 30518

Hours: May-Sept. Sun-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm

Built in 1957, the 38,000 acre lake and 540 miles of shoreline consists of beaches, boat docks, resorts and golf courses. During winter, Lake Lanier hosts the biggest Christmas light show in the Atlanta area.


Margaret Mitchell House


990 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Hours Daily: 9:30am-5pm

“The Dump”, as Margaret Mitchell called this place, is an exhibit of the life of “Gone with the Wind” author. This facility exhibits her early works, movie memorabilia and the author’s personal items.


Martin Luther King Memorial


450 Auburn Ave., Atlanta GA 30312

Hours Daily: 9am-5pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9am-6pm

As the American civil-right movement head, Martin Luther King Jr. is an important figure in Atlanta history. His birth home, church where he preached and memorabilia are among the attractions in this site.


Oakland Cemetery


248 Oakland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312

Hours: Spring & Summer: 8am-8pm, Fall & Winter: 8am-6pm

This 88 acre active cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places, and showcases  Victorian, gothic, and neoclassical mausoleums and tombstones. Guided tours are available on Saturday and Sunday.



Piedmont Park

Stone Mountain Park


Hwy 78 E (Exit 8), Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Hours Daily: 6am-12am Most Attractions Open At 10am

The 3200 acre park centering the world’s largest hunk of exposed granite offers walking trails, railroad rides, 4-D Theatre, 1870 Old Town replica, golf, tennis, water slides and fishing. This is the ultimate recreational heaven in metro Atlanta.


The World of Coca Cola


121 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313

Hours Daily: 9am-5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

This Coca Cola shrine is full of memorabilia and collections. Also, a “4-D” theatre will enhance your experience.


Zoo Atlanta


800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315

Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun: 9:30am-5:30pm

Situated in Grant Park, this natural habitat zoo provides exciting experience for adults and children. The key attractions are Starlet O’Hara the elephant, Kudzoo and Ivan the gorillas, and Yang Yang and Lun Lun the giant pandas. There is a petting zoo open daily where kids can touch goats, pigs and sheep.



Whatever your transportation needs, from business traveler to sightseer to shopper, Atlanta has many forms of transportation available.


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the United States. It is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Atlanta.

Customer Service: 404.530.7700 or 1.800.897.1910



The AMTRAK station is located at 1688 Peachtree Street, NW. For more information visit their  website or call the local station information line: 404.881.3062.


Rental Cars

All major car rental companies are available at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and throughout the city. For more information see Ground Transportation at the airport’s website: or the Yellow Pages.



The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides bus service on over 125 routes and shuttle service to several attractions. For route maps, visitor’s passes, schedules and much more visit the MARTA WEB site or call Customer Service: 404.848.4711.



The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides rail services ontwo lines.

The South-North line runs from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Atlanta’s downtown, Mid-town, Buckhead, Doraville and Dunwoody.

The East-West line runs from Indian Creek to Hamilton Holmes.

For route maps, visitor’s passes, schedules and much more visit the MARTA website at or call Customer Service: 404.848.4711.



There are taxis available at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Ground Transportation Center, at local hotels and special events throughout the city. Consult the Yellow Pages for local listings.


Shuttle Services

There is Shuttle Service available for inside and outside the Metro area. For more information contact the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Ground Transportation Center for service to businesses, locations, hotels and residences.