Government Services

Did You Know?
Hamilton County was named after founding father Alexander Hamilton, who was an officer in the American Revolutionary War, member of the Continental Congress, and the first U.S. Secretary of Treasury.


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Hamilton County includes the ten municipalities of Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Ridge, Lakesite, Lookout Mountain, Red Bank, Ridgeside, Signal Mountain, Soddy Daisy, and Walden.  Along with the mayor of Hamilton County, nine elected county commissioners oversee legislation and policy for the county.  The Chattanooga mayor and nine elected city council members administrate all city government programs and services.

Among the many public amenities provided to citizens, the Chattanooga Public Library stands out for its quality programs and cutting-edge technology. The public library offers four locations, leading journal and reference sources, and a high-tech learning center in the downtown location’s fourth floor. Supported by Chattanooga’s fiber optic network, the fourth floor was the first public library space to offer gigabit internet. The center also features tabletop 3D printers, a laser cutter, patron-led classes, and more. The fourth floor has been a model for other public libraries, including the celebrated Fifth Avenue New York Public Library.

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation serves to ensure that efficient transportation, in all forms, is available. The department works closely with CARTA (Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority), the Chattanooga Airport, and the Transportation Planning Organization to provide the best comprehensive transportation systems.

The Chattanooga Fire Department, the Chattanooga and Hamilton County police departments, and local townships’ fire and police organizations work together to keep area citizens safe and secure.  The Chattanooga Fire Department responds to more than 16,000 emergencies annually and protects a growing 144 square miles in Hamilton County. The Chattanooga Police Department is officially accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Many officers have advanced degrees, certifications, military experience, and other forms of specialized training.

The Chattanooga Department of Public Works oversees the design, construction, and maintenance of the city’s infrastructure, including sewer and storm water systems, waste management, and public spaces. Their waste and recycling systems provide greener and more convenient disposal options, including brush pickup on demand, household hazardous waste disposal, curbside pickup, and various recycling centers. Township governments provide services to their residents in place of or in addition to that offered by the city or county.

The City of Chattanooga also promotes outdoor recreation, public art, and urban forestry through various programs. They maintain 4,800 acres of park space and 35 miles of greenways and trails. 

Neighboring Bradley County includes the city of Cleveland and city of Charleston. Cleveland is governed by a mayor, city council, and city manager,  while Charleston operates under a commission form of government with a mayor and two commissioners.

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HAMILTON COUNTY – CITY LISTINGS

CHATTANOOGA

Garbage

Citywide Services Division
Weekly Curbside Pick Up
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

Library

Chattanooga Public Library
1001 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7700
chattlibrary.org

Eastgate Branch
5705 Marlin Rd., Ste. 1500
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 855-2689

Northgate Branch
278 Northgate Mall Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 870-0635

South Chattanooga Branch
925 W. 39th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37410
(423) 825-7237

Post Office

Chattanooga Main Office
6050 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 499-8294

Chickamauga Finance Office
7610 E. Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 510-9377

Downtown Station
Federal Building
910 Georgia Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 267-1609

East Chattanooga Station
2200 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 629-6652

Eastgate Station
711 Eastgate Loop
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 296-6912

Highland Park Station
511 S. Hawthorne St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 622-9365

Hixson Station
302 Northgate Mall Dr.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 875-5589

Murray-Lake Hills Station
4420 Oakwood Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 499-9662

North Chattanooga Station
134 N. Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 265-4302

South Station
1101 W. 40th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 821-1194

Recreation Centers

Department of Youth and Family Development
501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-6400

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department
2277 N. Gold Point Circle
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-0177

Recycling

City of Chattanooga
Bi-Weekly Curbside Recycling
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

Hamilton County
Recycling Dept. Office
(423) 209-6480

Access Road at DuPont Parkway
4500 N. Access Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

Brainerd Recycling Center
5955 Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

East Brainerd Baseball Complex
8004 Batters Place Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

Hwy. 58 Recycling Center
5414 Hwy. 58
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 326-0992

John A. Patten Recreation Center
3202 Kellys Ferry Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 825-5955

Middle Valley Recycling Center
1900 E. Crabtree Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 843-9317

Standifer Gap Recycling Center
7625 Standifer Gap Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-6125

Warner Park Recycle Center
1250 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Call 311 or (423) 425-6311

COLLEGEDALE, OOLTEWAH,
AND APISON

Garbage

Collegedale Public Works Department
9751 Sanborn Dr.
Collegedale, TN 37363
(423) 468-1981

Library

Collegedale Public Library
9318 Apison Pk.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 396-9300

Post Office

Apison Post Office
4498 Bill Jones Rd.
Apison, TN 37302
(423) 236-4717

Collegedale Post Office
5006 University Dr. W
Collegedale, TN 37315
(423) 396-9498

Ooltewah Post Office
9301 Ocoee St.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-7776

Recreation Centers

City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation
4910 Swinyar Dr.
Collegedale, TN 37315
(423) 396-3135

Imagination Station
4910 Swinyar Dr.
Collegedale, TN 37315
(423) 396-3135

Recycling

Collegedale Public Works Department
9743 Sanborn Dr.
Collegedale, TN 37363
(423) 468-1981

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EAST RIDGE

Garbage

East Ridge Sanitation Department
1015 Yale St.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 892-8666

Library

East Ridge City Library
1517 Tombras Ave.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 867-7323

Post Office

1510 Maxwell Rd.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 296-1476

Recreation Centers

Camp Jordan Park and City of East Ridge Parks and Recreation
323 Camp Jordan Pkwy.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 463-4391

Recycling

East Ridge Brush/Mulch Pit
1015 Yale St.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 855-9759

East Ridge Sanitation Department
1015 Yale St.
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 892-8666

LAKESITE

Garbage

City Hall
9201 Rocky Point Rd.
Lakesite, TN 37379
(423) 842-2533

Library

No library within city limits.

Post Office

No post office within city limits.

Recreation Centers
City Hall
9201 Rocky Point Rd.
Lakesite, TN 37379
(423) 842-2533

Recycling

No recycling program within city limits.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

Garbage

Public Works Department
800 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 821-2417

Library

No library within city limits.

Post Office

824 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 822-7165

Recreation Centers

The Common and Mountain Maze
800 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 821-6212

Parks and Playgrounds Department
800 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 821-6212

Recycling

Public Works Department Building
800 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 821-2417

RED BANK

Garbage

Department of Public Works
3117 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 877-1103

Library

No library within city limits.

Post Office

3317 Dayton Blvd.
Red Bank, TN 37415
(423) 875-8282

Recreation Centers

Red Bank Community Center
3653 Tom Weathers Dr.
Red Bank, TN 37415
(423) 877-1103

Recycling

Red Bank Recycling Center
4851-B Dayton Blvd.
Red Bank, TN 37415
(423) 876-2010

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN

Garbage

Public Works Department Transfer Station
714 Mississippi Ave.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-6367
(423) 886-2177

Library

Signal Mountain Public Library
1114 James Blvd.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-7323

Post Office

1155 Ridgeway Ave.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 517-9328

Recreation Centers

Paul Mathes Community Center
1111 Ridgeway Ave.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-2177

Signal Mountain Recreation Department
611 Timberlinks Dr.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 551-8316

Recycling

Signal Mountain Recycle Center
1151 Ridgeway Ave.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-4341
(423) 886-2177

SODDY-DAISY

Garbage

Department of Public Works
9835 Dayton Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-5323

Library

No library within city limits.

Post Office

10575 Dayton Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-7118

Recreation Centers

Parks and Recreation Department
9835 Dayton Pk.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-5323

Recycling

Sequoyah Recycling Center
9525 Lovell Rd.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 842-2391

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TOWN OF WALDEN

Garbage

1836 Taft Hwy.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-4362

Library

No library within city limits.

Post Office

No post office within city limits.

Recreation Centers

No recreation centers within city limits.

Recycling

1836 Taft Hwy.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-4362

CITY OF CLEVELAND (BRADLEY COUNTY)

Garbage

Public Works Department
474 2nd St. SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 472-2851

Waste Connections, Inc.
386 Industrial Dr. SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 476-2293

Library

Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library
795 Church St. NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 472-2163

Cleveland History Branch
833 N. Ocoee St.
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 479-8367

Post Office

155 Broad St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 614-5280
1981 Keith St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 614-5280

Recreation Centers

Parks and Recreation Department
160 2nd St. NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 472-4551

Recycling

Bradley County Landfill
282 Nature’s Trail
McDonald, TN 37353
(423) 476-8118

Peerless Road Facility
3110 Peerless Rd.
Cleveland, TN 37312

Urbane Road Facility
234 Urbane Rd.
Cleveland, TN 37312

FORT OGLETHORPE (CATOOSA COUNTY)

Garbage

Department of Public Works
500 City Hall Dr.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 841-0301

Republic Services
1018 E. 38th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 867-4650

Library

Catoosa County Library
108 Catoosa Circle
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 965-3600

Post Office

155 Forrest Rd.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-9350

Recreation Centers

Parks and Recreation Department
500 City Hall Dr.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-2544

Recycling

Republic Services
1018 E. 38th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 867-4650

ROSSVILLE

Garbage

City Hall
400 McFarland Ave.
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-1325

Republic Services
1018 E. 38th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 867-4650

Library

Rossville Public Library
504 McFarland Ave.
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-1368

Post Office

301 Chickamauga Ave.
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-7668

Recreation Centers

Rossville Recreation Department
200 Ellis Rd.
Rossville, GA 30707
(706) 866-6986

Recycling

Republic Services
1018 E. 38th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 867-4650

CHICKAMAUGA (WALKER COUNTY)

Garbage

City Hall
103 Crittenden Ave.
Chickamauga, GA 30707
(706) 375-3177

Library

Chickamauga Public Library
306 Cove Rd.
Chickamauga, GA 30707
(706) 375-3004

Post Office

207 W. 10th St.
Chickamauga, GA 30707
(706) 375-7793

Recreation Centers

City Hall
103 Crittenden Ave.
Chickamauga, GA 30707
(706) 375-3177

Chickamauga Recreation Association
240 Cove Rd.
Chickamauga, GA 30707
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Recycling

No recycling program within city limits.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA

Garbage

Public Works Department
1214 Lula Lake Rd.
Lookout Mtn., GA 30750
(706) 820-1586

Library

No library within city limits

Post Office

No post office within
city limits.

Recreation Centers

Department of Recreation
1214 Lula Lake Rd.
Lookout Mtn., GA 30750
(706) 820-1586

Recycling

No recycling program
within city limits.

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