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Catoosa County's official page for COVID-19 updates, new articles, and information from the Emergency Management Department as well as press releases and resolutions from Governor Kemp as well as local resolutions pertaining to COVID-19.

Catoosa County, in conjunction with CHI Memorial, Dade and Walker Counties, hosted a Facebook Live COVID-19 Press Conference on March 27th, 2020 on the Catoosa County Government's Facebook Page. In this video, health professionals working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 outbreak work to provide factual information about the virus and dispel any misinformation. In addition, they also take questions from the community.


Video of the Facebook Live can be found below:

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, and our commitment to keep our staff and the public as safe as possible until it subsides, the Tax Commissioners Office is temporarily suspending in-person services at our main office in Ringgold and our Fort Oglethorpe office is temporarily closed starting Monday, March 23rd. This includes motor vehicle customer service and property tax customers. While we will be closed to the public, we will continue to process work that is dropped off, mailed, and initiated through e-Services.

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Georgia Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is providing various automatic extensions for Georgia motorists. All vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 have been extended through May 15, 2020

This extension applies to:

  • Vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020

  • Temporary Operating Permits (TOPs) with an expiration date of March 16, 2020 or later

  • Drivers who purchased the vehicle in a private sale (sale not involving a licensed dealer or broker) on or after March 16, 2020. Police offer MAY ask to see the Bill of Sale to confirm purchase date. This exception DOES NOT apply to purchases made from or through a motor vehicle dealer or broker.

Registrations that expire BEFORE March 16, 2020, do not qualify for this extension.

***If you receive a text message from Tax Commissioner Gary W. Autry, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND!!! We have been advised that a few people have received a text from him. The phone number the text message is coming from does not belong to the Tax Commissioner. Please be advised that the Tax Commissioners office will never send out text messages in regards to official tax business. Thank you! ***

Catoosa County School District Reopening Plan can be found by clicking here.

Due to the statewide public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp, City Hall will be closed to all public access until further notice. Utility bills can be paid via the website, by calling City Hall or by automatic draft.


Citations can be paid via the website or by calling 1-844-214-8589.


You can reach City Hall at 706-935-3061.

The Ringgold Downtown Development Authority is administering a $500 Small Business Resiliency Grant Program. The requirements to apply are below

  • Must be located within the downtown Ringgold district

  • Must have experienced significant reduction in staffing capacity or working capital due to the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Must have less than ten employees

  • Must be able to show how the grant funding will be used

More information on this program can be found by clicking here.

Effective March 23rd, all City of Fort Oglethorpe Offices and Buildings are CLOSED to the general public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


We are sorry for this inconvenience.  The safety and well-being of our employees, residents, and community are of the utmost importance.  We continue to look forward to serving the citizens of the City of Fort Oglethorpe.


If you need help regarding Water and Sewer, Building, Planning and Zoning, Stormwater, Codes Enforcement or Administration, please call the city at 706-866-2544.



To pay water bill, use one of the following methods:

  • Drive-up payment Drop Box is located across from our entrance.

  • Payments may be mailed to PO Box 5509, Fort Oglethorpe, GA  30742

  • Online payments may be made by logging onto our website at www.fortogov.com

  • Telephone payments may be made by calling 1-855-747-0523.

Catoosa Utility District information can be found on their website. Please note: their lobby is temporarily closed, but you can use the drive-up window, call the office at (706) 937-4121, or make a payment online.

Information specific to Catoosa Utility District and COVID-19 can be found by clicking here.

Georgia Power's website for COVID-19 updates including information on temporary suspension on disconnections.

North Georgia EMC's website for COVID-19 updates including remote payment and account options.


The Catoosa County Chamber and Catoosa County Economic Development Authority seek to provide access to information, recommendations, regulations, services and expertise.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant.  Prior to acting, please consult your own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations.  The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the Catoosa County Chamber and Catoosa County Economic Development Authority are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice.  The Catoosa County Chamber and Catoosa County Economic Development Authority make no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein.  Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the Catoosa County Chamber and Catoosa County Economic Development Authority has no liability to the user.