Relocation Information

Toombs and Montgomery Counties are located in the heart of Southeast Georgia and are within 100 miles of Macon , Savannah and Augusta . Atlanta is 165 miles to the northwest. Interstate 16 is 15 miles north of downtown Lyons and Vidalia. Surrounding counties include Emanuel, Candler, Tattnall, Appling, Jeff Davis, Wheeler and Truetlen.

The region is a Mecca of thriving businesses and excellent schools nestled halfway between the rambling Altamaha and Ohoopee Rivers . It is in this charming community that residents have found a quality of life that is considered by many to be second to none.

Toombs County encompasses 366.7 square miles. It is ranked 71st in land area among Georgia's counties.
Montgomery
County
encompasses 245.3 square miles. It is the 123rd largest Georgia county.

Climate
Yearly Average........68.7 degrees
January Average......49 degrees
June Average...........81 degrees
Average Rainfall.......50 inches annually

 

Population

Montgomery County Toombs County
9,123 27,223
 
Ailey - 541 Lyons - 4,367
Alston - 168 Santa Claus - 165
Higgston - 333 Vidalia - 10,337
Mount Vernon - 2,188  
Tarrytown - 104 Figures based on 2010
Census
Uvalda - 550  

Driver's Information

Automobile Tags

Toombs & Montgomery Counties are on the birth month system for purchasing automobile tags. For more information contact:

Toombs County Tax Commissioners Office     (912) 526-8575

Montgomery County Commissioners Office     (912) 583-2571

Driver's License

The GA State Patrol issues driver’s licenses in Reidsville. The Cost for a five year license is $20.   The office issues renewals Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and is open for testing and new licenses Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.  For more information please call:

The Georgia State Patrol
Reidsville         (912) 557-7778

or click here for the Georgia Department of Driver Services.

Pet Requirements:

 Georgia law requires rabies inoculations for any animal over three months old.

Veterinarians strongly recommend that all pets have their annual shots.

The City of Lyons requires registration of certain breeds of dogs and has limitations on the number of animals a private residence may harbor. Specific information is available through the City Manager's Office at 912-526-3626.

Water & Sewage
Toombs County

City of Vidalia
114 Jackson Street
Vidalia, GA  30474
............................(912) 537-7661

City of Lyons
161 Northeast Broad Street
Lyons, GA  30436............................(912) 526-8606

City of Santa Claus
P.O. Box 469

Lyons, GA  30436............................
(912) 526-6949

Montgomery County

City of Alston
P.O. Box 188
Alston, GA  30412............................
(912) 594-6686

City of Higgston
310 James Street
Ailey, GA  30410............................(912) 537-8470

City of Ailey
P.O. Box 9
Ailey, GA  30410............................(912) 583-2465

City of Tarrytown
496 4th Street
Tarrytown, GA 30470.....................
(912) 529-3464

City of Mt. Vernon
P.O. Box 237
Mt. Vernon, GA  30445...................
(912) 583-2323

Police & Fire:

Toombs and Montgomery Counties are protected by three police departments and two sheriffs departments. There are fire stations in the larger municipalities and rural fire departments are equipped with trained voluntary firefighters who are always on stand-by.

Voter Registration:

Toombs County

For city, county and national elections, Vidalia city residents should register at:

Vidalia City Hall
114 Jackson Street
Vidalia, GA..............................................(912) 537-7661

Lyons city residents may register for elections at:

Lyons City Hall
417 North State Street
Lyons, GA  30436....................................(912) 526-3626

Residents living in Santa Claus and all unincorporated area of Toombs County may register for county, state and national elections at:

Probate Court Office
100 Courthouse Square
Lyons, GA  30436.....................................(912) 526-8696

Montgomery County 

Residents of Montgomery County should register for city, county and national elections at:

Probate Court Office
400 South Railroad Avenue
Mt. Vernon, GA.........................................(912) 583-2681

Recreation:

Recreation and opportunities for all ages abound in the Toombs-Montgomery area. From softball tournaments to soccer games and fishing to cycling, when it comes to recreation, this area hits a home run.

Vidalia Recreation Department (VRD) has more than 40 acres of community parks, ball fields, playgrounds and pavilions. They offer diversified programs for all ages including athletic leagues, day camps and swimming programs at Toombs County's only public pool. The Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia offers covered pavilions, a lighted walking trail, batting cages, lighted fields, basketball and tennis courts and concessions. VRD oversees several playgrounds and pavilions located throughout the city. In addition to the playground at Ed Smith Complex, there is the Bay Street Recreation Area with city pool, Godbee Park on Church Street, Gaynelle Park on sixth Street, H.W. Miller Park on Epstein Street, Flossy Hayes Pavilion on Roosevelt Street and Matthews Park on Third Street. With the assistance of the Vidalia City School Board, VRD also has possession of a former school gymnasium, which is used for indoor recreational sports. The Darby Gym is located on Adams Street. For more information, contact VRD at (912) 537-7913. 

Lyons Recreation Department (LRD), with headquarters at Partin Park in Lyons, is host of the largest youth baseball/softball tournament in the state with ten divisions and some 115 teams annually. Organized activities for the youth include Tee ball, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football and cheerleading. The park includes a putt-putt course, a lighted half-mile walking trail, four playgrounds and one covered playground, volleyball court, nine outdoor pavilions and a BMX bike trail. LRD also has a city gym, which is an auditorium building seating 1,500 and is used for basketball, karate, dance, scouts and other events. At Partin Park, LRD has the Callaway Center, the NeSmith Birthday House and Durden Cabin available for special events such as family and class reunions. Reservations are required to use facilities. For more information, contact LRD at (912) 526-3084.

Montgomery County Fountain Park in Mt. Vernon features three lighted baseball/softball fields, lighted tennis court, lighted walking track and children's playground. Sports events for children 3-14 are the primary focus. Football, baseball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, wrestling and twirling are offered. For the mature audience, the Senior Citizens Center offers a place for gathering and good times. Activities include Bingo, knitting, painting, etc. For more information, contact Montgomery County Fountain Park at (912) 583-2363.

Public Libraries:
For research, reading and other cultural activities, access the service of the Ohoopee Regional Library System: Vidalia-Toombs County Library in Vidalia, Montgomery County Public Library in Mount Vernon and Nelle Brown Memorial Library in Lyons. Offering technical services - including a reference librarian available by e-mail, phone or personal visit - the library system is a valuable regional resource. Computer terminals with Internet access and wireless Internet access are available for public use at no charge.