Welcome to Winston-Salem

Information for new residents

Moving to Winston-Salem? Relocation information is offered here as a starting point to help you get settled. (*links to external web sites will open in a new window)

Read about Legacy - the long-range growth plan for Winston-Salem

Moving In   

The telephone area code for Winston-Salem is (336).

Garbage/Trash - weekly collection - Sanitation 727-2638
Yard Waste - pickup in season (leaves, clippings, etc.)
Sanitation 727-2638 or request new service online

Recycling - weekly household pickup of recyclable items
Recycle Today 727-8153

Water/Sewer Connections - Utilities 727-2355

Landfill (city residents get 2 free landfill permits per year) - Utilities - 661-4900 Utilities

Register a Home Alarm System (registration is required if you have a system)
Police Department 773-7700

Family enjoying a bike ride on one of the Greenway trails

The landmark coffee pot at Old Salem

Looking at Salem Lake at sunrise

Team of children at a Recreation Center

The front of City Hall

LJVM Coliseum

Families enjoying activities at the annual Rock the Block festival

Getting Settled

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools* 727-2816

Forsyth County Geographic Information Systems (GIS)*
Geo-Data Explorer*

Forsyth County Public Library* 703-2665

Public transportation (bus service)
Winston-Salem Transit Authority* (WSTA) 727-2000

Help and information for homeowners/renters

Exploring the Community*

Winston-Salem is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, between the Smoky Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

Senior Services* 724-2040 

Official Visitor Guide*
published by the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau

Relocation Guide*

Chamber of Commerce* 728-9200 

Visitor Center* (866)728-4200 

Downtown Winston-Salem map [pdf/1p]

Winston-Salem City Information

WSTV Digital Media
Government television channel - watch online or check the broadcast schedule.

Parks and Recreation

Discover Winston-Salem

Forms, Maps, Brochures, etc.  

Addresses and Landmarks in Winston-Salem

City and County Government

City Link - your Connection to city services

Online Services to pay online: water bill, parking tickets

Directory of City Departments, Employees [pdf/35p]

City Government (Council, Mayor, Manager) 727-8000

City Code of Ordinances (laws)

Forsyth County Government*

Forsyth County Tax Collector*

Forsyth County Register of Deeds*

City of Winston-Salem Ward Maps

Public Health and Safety  

in case of Emergency - dial 911

Forsyth County Public Health Department* 703-3100

Winston-Salem City Police Department 773-7700

Winston-Salem Fire Department 773-7900

Forsyth County Sheriff's Department* 748-4100

Forsyth Medical Center* (336) 718-5000 (Hospital)

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center* 716-2011 (Hospital)



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