Welcome to the City of Covington

A picturesque town located less than an hour east of Atlanta, Covington is known for its southern hospitality, antebellum homes and rich film history, Covington is rightfully known as the 'Hollywood of the South.'

With diverse roots dating back to the early 1800s, Covington has rapidly become a premier destination to Live, Work and Create. Visit locally owned shops on our vibrant Town Square, enjoy the lively arts scene or dine at some of the finest restaurants in the Metro-Atlanta area. Covington offers something for everyone.

The residents of Covington enjoy quiet residential areas, local parades, frequent concerts at Legion Field, Independence in the Park and “Christmas in Covington” which includes holiday shopping downtown. 

Residents also have a unified connection to the City’s historic southern past and a passion for a bright and prosperous future. Police, Fire, E911, and Public Works services are provided by nationally and in some cases internationally accredited agencies, staffed with highly capable employees who make customer service a priority.

The focus of the elected officials and management for the City of Covington, as outlined in the Strategic Plan, is:

  1. Preparing for the Community of Tomorrow
  2. Working Toward a Safer Community
  3. Promoting Small Town Life
  4. Offering Access to the World



VISION: Preserving the value of small town life while preparing an innovative community with access to the world.


MISSION STATEMENT: Covington is a city of excellence providing innovative services that enhance the quality of life for our residential, business and industrial customers while striving to create a safe and family-friendly community our residents are proud to call home.‚Äč