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New City Resident Information
City Commissioners
Bill Irmscher – Ward 1:
Milton Slack III (Mayor Pro-Tem) – Ward 1:
Buzz Wachsteter - Ward 1:
Jamie Doss (Mayor) – Ward 2:
Sue Lee – Ward 2:
Wendy Davis – Ward 2:
Kim Canada – Ward 3:
Bill Collins – Ward 3:
Evie McNiece – Ward 3:
Auto Tags
If you are moving to the City of Rome from out of state, you must obtain your auto tag within 30 days of
residency. You may change the title and receive new tags at the Floyd County Tag office located at 101
W. 5th Ave, in the historic courthouse. A valid Georgia driver's license and Georgia insurance coverage is
required to title and tag your vehicle.
Address: 101 W5th Ave, Rome Ga 30161
Phone: 706-291-5150
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
Driver’s License
To obtain a driver’s license, learner’s license, or a picture ID, you must go to the Georgia Department of
Driver Services. On July 1, 2012, DDS implemented additional procedures that enhance the integrity and
security of your Driver’s license and Identification card resulting from requirements of the Federal real
ID act. This process requires that you bring additional documentation with you when you visit the DDS to
acquire a driver’s license, learner’s license, or a picture ID. Please visit the DDS website at for more information or contact the Rome office.
Address: 3390 Martha Berry Highway, Rome, GA 30165
Phone: 706-295-6032
Hours: Monday – Closed
Tues – Fri – 8am–6pm

Business License and Alcohol License
License are issued at the City Clerk office at City Hall.
Address: 601 Broad Street, Rome Ga. 30161
Phone: 706-236-4460
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Information Sources
Chamber of Commerce
Address: 1 Riverside Parkway
Phone: 706-291-7663
County Taxes will be mailed on August 15th and are due on November 15th. Interest and penalties begin
to accumulate on November 16. Checks should be made payable to: Floyd County Tax Commissioner
and mailed to:
Floyd County Tax Commissioner
P.O. Box 26
Rome, Georgia 30162
Or taxes may be paid in person at the Floyd County Historic Courthouse. There is a drop box in the
parking lot. Credit cards are accepted.
NOTE: Tax bills will NOT be mailed to your mortgage company. It is the home owner’s responsibility to
forward the tax bill to their mortgage company in the manner prescribed by your individual mortgage
Address: 4 Government Plaza
Phone: 706-291-5148
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Trash Service
Garbage Pickup: New customers within the city will arrange for their garbage pickup at the time they
apply for water service. Any future changes must be done directly through the Solid Waste
The City operates its solid waste collections by providing residents with a City issued 65 or 95 gallon
garbage cart. In special situations a resident may choose to use their own 20 gallon garbage container.
All garbage must be contained in the size cart you have subscribed to. No bags can be left outside or on
top of the container. Residents may choose to subscribe to multiple garbage carts. The monthly charge
will be included on your utility bill.

Small items of junk like small appliances, small broken toys, etc. should be placed in garbage cart for
collection. Larger items like furniture will also be collected when placed at the street. These items
should not exceed the weight limit of 500 pounds or 4 cubic yards.
Residents are also issued a 65 gallon recycle cart for recycling material and a yard waste cart for yard
debris only.
Yard debris that will not fit into cart may also be placed at curbside but is not collected on a set
schedule. Placing out for collection more than 4 cubic yards or 500 pounds at one time is considered a
chargeable amount.
The City operates on a 4 day collection schedule. All garbage, recycling, yard waste carts, and trash will
be collected on the same day. All items should be placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled
collection day.
Phone: 706-236-4580
Hours: Wednesday – closed
Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
Water Service
New Accounts: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must apply in person at office and have a legal picture
ID such as a Driver’s License. Be prepared to pay security deposit. One day’s notice required for all water
turn on.
Taps: Anyone needing a water, sewer, or fire tap must first make an application and receive approval
before the tap/taps can be bought and information forwarded to the Service Department for
Methods of Payment: Bank Draft, Personal Checks, Cash, Credit Card
Drive-thru window, night deposit drop box, in-person, automatic draft, and on-line payments
are available for customer use.
Address: 601 Broad Street
Phone: 706-236-4440
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Voter Registration
To register to vote in the State of Georgia, you must be:
A Citizen of the United States
Legal Resident of Georgia and of the County in which you reside
At least 18 years of age by Election Day
In the State of Georgia, you do not have to register by political party to vote in the State’s Primaries or
General Elections. You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered 30 days prior to an
election if you wish to vote on Election Day.

Address: Floyd County Elections and Voter Registration
Floyd County Administrative Building
12 East 4th Ave
Suite 20
City of Rome Public Library
Located next to the river on Riverside Parkway, the Rome-Floyd County Library serves as the
headquarters to the Sara Hightower Regional Library System. Our library offers a variety of services to
Rome residents including access to thousands of books, DVDs and audio; genealogical records; an ESL &
Adult Learning Center; publicly available computers; free WiFi so you can bring your own laptop or
Internet-enabled device; a complete history of Rome, Georgia; and our children’s program Story Time
for children 18 months to five years old.
Address: 205 Riverside Pkwy
Phone: 706-236-4600
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8:30pm
Friday and Sunday Closed
Community Service Numbers
Rome City Hall: 706-236-4400
Rome City Auditorium: 706-236-4416
Rome Civic Center: 706-236-4416
Animal Control: 706-236-4545
Building Inspection: 706-236-4480
City of Rome Municipal Court: 706-238-5153
Floyd Medical Center: 706-509-5000
Redmond Regional Medical Center: 706-291-0291
Harbin Clinic: 888-427-2461
Rome City Schools: 706-236-5050
Rome Post Office: 706-234-9456

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