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Contact Information


Decatur County, Georgia
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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ChurchTo help persons relocating to the Decatur County area, the following services and service providers are listed below.  

When securing new services, such as electricity, water, phone, etc., be prepared by having the following documents on hand:

  • Current Drivers License
  • Children's Birth Certificates
  • Children's Immunization Records
  • Social Security Cards
  • Proof of Automobile Ownership and Insurance

Area Drivers License Offices

Colquitt, 308 East Crawford Street
Office Hours: Thursday and Friday only
9 a.m. - 5 p.m

Thomasville, 4800 US 84 Bypass
Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Or, for more information, go to Georgia Department of Driver Services

Directory of Services and Related Information

Decatur County is served by three electric providers:

 City of Bainbridge
   Georgia Power       229-246-1370
 Unincorporated areas of Decatur County
   Three Notch EMC       229-524-5377
   Grady County EMC       229-377-4182



   MediaCom       229-246-2433


   City of Bainbridge       229-248-2014


The City of Bainbridge provides water and sewer service to residents of the city. A $40 deposit is required to initiate service.

   Water Department       229-248-2000


   City of Bainbridge    (for those who live inside city limits)   229-248-2000
Seminole Sanitation  Services Inc.  (for those who do not live in city)   229-246-0965


   Bell South       229-780-2355


Dogs must be registered within the city limits and in the county.

Planning Dept. For county residents (ask for a copy of Animal Ordinance, or go to Planning Dept. page on this site for a copy of it.)


Bainbridge City Hall    For City of Bainbridge residents   229-248-2000


   Dept. of Family & Children's Services       229-248-2420


Decatur County Tax Commissioner     229-248-3009


Take your child's birth certificate, health exams, immunization and transcript records from the previous school with you to register at the neighborhood school your child will be attending.

   Decatur County Board of Education       229-248-2200
   Grace Christian Academy       229-243-8851
   Bainbridge College (Admissions)       229-248-2504


By law, residents are required to secure a Georgia license and auto tag within 30 days of moving to the state. Car tags may be purchased, picked up, and ad valorem taxes paid, at the Decatur County Tax Commissioner's Office, located in the County Courthouse on Water Street.

   Decatur County Tax Commissioner       229-248-3009



   Bainbridge Post-Searchlight (Twice-Weekly publication) 229-246-2827
   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Daily)
   The Albany Herald (Daily)
   The Tallahassee Democrat (Daily)

   On-line news BainbridgeGa.Com

    WALB Albany Channel 10
    WCTV  Channel 2, Thomasville/Tallahassee/Valdosta

     WMGR Channel 22, local TV station, 930 AM radio station

     Live 101.9 FM Radio, Bearcats sports coverage


You may register to vote at the Decatur County Courthouse Annex, next door to the County Courthouse located on Water Street. You must be 18 years of age, a resident of Georgia, and registered at least 30 days prior to an election in order to vote.

Voter registration is also available in conjunction with the purchase of a Georgia driver's license (MOTOR VOTER) through the Georgia State Patrol.

   Decatur County Board of Elections     229-243-2087





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The Board of Commissioners meet twice a month, the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, April  14, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Administration Building.


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