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Community Resources

Atlanta Police Department Zone 2 404.848.7231
3120 Maple Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

The precinct led by Major Van H. Hobbs responsible for policing Buckhead neighborhoods.

Atlanta Recyling Program

Email: [email protected]

A division of the Department of Public Works designed to promote recycling and the source for the 95 gallon recycling cart.

Atlanta Regional Commission, ARC

40 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2538

Also known as ARC, this is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area which encompasses the City of Atlanta. For 60 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on key issues of regional consequence.

Bureau of Operations – Drinking Water

651 14th Street
Atlanta GA

e-mail: [email protected]

Customer service call center hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

This group oversees all aspects of the water system, including raw water supply, treatment, distribution and water quality compliance. This is also the group implementing the automated meter reading program, providing for regular testing and repair of large meters, and expanding water service repairs, all of which will positively affect service delivery and water and wastewater revenues.

Atlanta’s drinking water has won national awards for its quality, clarity and taste. The Department of Watershed Management must provide well over 750 samples per month to the State of Georgia for analysis of lead and copper, bacteria, turbidity, and 21 other contaminants to assure water quality. Click here for the most recent water quality report. For further information that can help you understand the water quality report, click here.

Emergency Street Repairs

1150 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Fulton County Animal Services

860 Marietta Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday/Sunday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives | Atlanta Field Division

2600 Century Parkway, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Email: [email protected]

ATF is committed to reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods. ATF’s Atlanta Field Division special agents combat firearms violence by focusing their investigative efforts on armed violent offenders, career criminals, gun traffickers and gangs. We also work in partnership with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia to accomplish this mission.

Atlanta Bureau of Buildings

55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 3900
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Email: each department has a specific contact. So, please see website.

This is your resource for the building permit process. Bureau of Buildings enforces the Codes adopted by the City of Atlanta to ensure minimum standards for the construction, repair, demolition, occupancy and maintenance of buildings, structures and properties.
We review, approve and issue all permits required by the City’s Codes for the repair, alteration or addition to all public and private buildings and structures; as well as, permits for new construction. We assist property owners in their effort to ensure that buildings are in compliance with the standards set forth in the City’s Codes.
This is also the City department to contact concerning tree issues for review by the City Arborist.

City of Atlanta Bureau of Planning

55 Trinity Avenue,Suite 3350
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Planning applications (re-zonings, variances, subdivisions, special use permits, certificates of appropriateness) may be searched online using the City’s new permitting system, Accela. It is also possible to search building permits and code compliance cases onthis system. Click this link to launch Accela Citizen Access in a new browser window.

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works/Sanitation Services
Customer Call Center: 404.330.6333

Monday- Friday 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
After hours emergency calls may be placed to 404.290.7058
55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Email: [email protected]

The Office of Solid Waste Services is responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste within the City of Atlanta. Additionally, the office provides vacant lot clean-up; maintenance of various rights-of-way specified in the Atlanta City Code and dead animal removal and disposal. The office also oversees landfill operations; the City’s recycling program; enforcing codes related to lawn maintenance and the disposal of yard trimmings; and assists in citywide emergency operations.


Northside Branch Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library

3295 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327


Buckhead Branch Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library

269 Buckhead Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305


Fulton County Taxes

141 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tax Commissioner is Arthur E. Ferdinand


Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation
Office: 404.869.6066
Hotline: 404.923.9995

309 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Suite 607
Atlanta, GA 30305

Email: [email protected] [email protected]


This is a non-profit advocate of lower property taxes in the Atlanta metro area. All of the officers and board members serve pro-bono.


Georgia Poison Center

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Dial 1.800.222.1222 for medical advice and information concerning people and animals.

Georgia Power
– Residential Customer Service: 1.888.660.5890; 24/7 365 days a year
– Power Outage Reporting: 1.888.891.0938

Georgia Power Payments
96 Annex
Atlanta, GA 30396


Nearest location for payment only: Best Buy Store 890; 2537 Piedmont Rd; Atlanta, GA 30324. Visit to confirm business hours for this location.

International Society of Arboriculture

Email: [email protected]

Our mission is to advance tree care knowledge and practices through research, education, and professional development. This organization also serves as a reference resource useful for locating local arbor professionals.


Email: [email protected]

Contact the phone number above Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat & Sun 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for route schedules.

Customer service is available Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by calling 404.848.5000


Path Foundation

P.O. Box 14327
Atlanta, GA 30324


The PATH Foundation has developed over 160 miles of trails for use by walkers, joggers, bikers and skaters throughout Georgia as a means of connecting neighborhoods to each other.

Piedmont Hospital

1968 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309


Post Office – Howell Mill location

1984 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327


Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed on Sunday

Pothole Possee


This a City of Atlanta division of seven crews of 2-5 workers dedicated to repairing potholes and utility cuts throughout the city. A 72-hour fix is guaranteed for newly reported potholes from the date of an initial report.

Trees Atlanta

225 Chester Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316


The organization’s mission is to protect and improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting and conserving trees. You can log on to the website for a calendar of events.

Trees Down in the Street

Email: [email protected]

Call weekdays between 8:15 a.m. -5 p.m. to report trees down, report park maintenance needs, or to request inspection of a City-owned tree.

Call 911 to report trees down after regular hours and on holidays.

Buckhead Heritage

3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30305

Email: [email protected]

Founded in 2006 as a non-profit organization, Buckhead Heritage is an advocacy organization focused on sustaining the quality of life in Buckhead by identifying, preserving, and promoting historic resources ranging from documents to buildings.

Peachtree Battle Friends of Children’s Hospital

Email: [email protected]

This is one of 35 Community Friends groups scattered around the Atlanta area working to support the hospital through community volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects. Registration is available on the Children’s Hospital website or through the contact information listed above.

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