Cobb County Government

Donate jackets and winter wear to Police Department coat drive

Cobb County Police Department's Community Affairs Unit staff is excited to announce its first annual coat drive: "Giving the Gift of Warmth." Help us ensure everyone in our community enjoys warmth during the upcoming winter season. We need your support to make this project a success by donating gently-used coats and other winter wear (scarves, hats, and gloves) to children and families in need. Your donated items will be shared with numerous organizations throughout Cobb County.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the below locations through Friday, Dec. 1:

Precinct 1: 2380 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw
Precinct 2: 4700 Austell Road, Austell
Precinct 3: 1901 Cumberland Parkway, Atlanta
Precinct 4: 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
Precinct 5: 4640 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
Headquarters: 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta

The best times to drop off at the precincts and headquarters are between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding county holidays). If you are unable to make a drop-off donation, please call Sgt. Jeff Tatroe (Community Affairs Unit supervisor) at 770-499-3981 or email him at for a scheduled pick-up.

New Aviation Park open in our community

County officials recently gathered with the Town Center Community Improvement District and Town Center Community Alliance to cut the ribbon on Aviation Park, launching the flight-themed recreation area at the corner of Barrett Lakes and Cobb Place Boulevards, adjacent to the Cobb County International Airport. Located about halfway along Noonday Creek Trail, visitors will enjoy an airplane-shaped rope and cable climbing structure over a ‘mock runway’ rubber surface, ADA accessible swings and a climbing structure featuring an educational STEM electronic play system.
An aviation control tower themed building contains restroom facilities. The airplane wing designed picnic pavilion and adjacent open green space is the perfect spot for viewing the 200 average daily take offs and landings at our international airport. The Zagster Town Center Bike Share station includes four new bikes for riding on Noonday Creek Trail and plans call for public art displays.

Holiday season schedule changes for CobbLinc bus routes

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Cobb Community Transit staff wants you to know about upcoming modifications to CobbLinc's commuter service. There will be no bus service, Paratransit service or Paratransit reservation service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. For a detailed look at operating dates and times surrounding Thanksgiving, click here. For a detailed look at operating dates and times surrounding Christmas and New Year's, click here.

Find lost pets easier with new digital ID tags

Cobb County Public Safety Department staff has partnered with to offer digital identification tags to help increase the chances of finding lost pets. This new licensing program launches Nov. 7,and only animals living in the Cobb County service area are eligible. Anyone who registers a new pet license through will receive the new digital ID tag. Cobb is home to an estimated 300,000 dogs and cats and statistics show that 96 percent of animals returned by PetHub are home in less that one day, before they enter shelters.

"That's the kind of powerful tool we want to give pet parents in Cobb County," Capt. Craig Owens, animal control director, said. "Such great return results will support our goal of getting pets back to families more quickly and helping reduce the number of animals in the shelter."

PetHub's system links a physical ID tag to an animal's online profile that can be accessed through an encrypted connection by anyone with a mobile phone. The profile can be updated for free, allowing owners to list emergency contact information. Optional upgrades include "found pet" alerts, GPS notifications and a way to broadcast a missing pet's profile to local shelters and businesses. PetHub will donate a portion of proceeds from optional premium services to Cobb County Animal Control. For more information, visit