Helping You Get Settled - Chatham County

Everyone moving to a new city requires a vast amount of information — details about neighborhoods and housing, automobile licenses, schools, cultural and recreational opportunities, and much more. This information should help you get started.


Within 30 days of moving to Georgia, newcomers must apply for a Georgia Driver’s license and a Georgia license plate for each vehicle. For registration you will need:

Chatham County Auto Tag Department

1145 Eisenhower Drive               912.652.6800
295 Police Memorial Drive          912.644.4010
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd             912.898.3307

Boat Registration                      800.366.2661

Georgia State Driver’s License   

1117 Eisenhower Drive, 31406
To transfer a valid license from another state in the United States or from the District of Columbia, you must present:

Government Numbers to Know

Chatham County Courthouse - 912.652.7850
Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services - 912.651.2216
Chatham County Health Department - 912.356.2441
Chatham County Tax Assessor - 912.652.7271
Georgia Department of Revenue  - 912.356.2140

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Wildlife Resources Division - 912.727.2111


State Bar of Georgia - 404.527.8700


Live Oak Public Libraries

Main Branch: 2002 Bull St., 31401
There are 14 branches throughout Chatham County, and library cards are free to residents.


Chatham County Animal Tags
1117 Eisenhower Drive, 31406 - 912.201.4300
295 Police Memorial Drive, 31405 - 912.644.4029
All cats and dogs must be registered with the Chatham County Animal Control Center. Vaccinations against rabies must be up to date. Tag fees are $5 for all animals that have been spayed or neutered; fees for all others are $35.

Case Veterinary Hospital, P.C. 912.352.3081
Catnip ‘n’ Biscuits 912.349.5838
Crossroad Animal Hospital 912.927.4343
Dog Watch of the Low Country    912.354.9004

Post Office

To reach the main branch and other branches, call 800-275-8777 or visit

Main Branch 2 N. Fahm Street, 31402 235-4666
Bingville Station 3601 Montgomery St., 31405 234-8935
Eastside Station 1900 E. Victory Dr., 31404 232-0914
Oglethorpe Station 1348 Eisenhower Dr., 31406 351-0640
Port Wentworth 300 Cantyre St., 31407 963-0106
Garden City 4431 Augusta Rd., 31408 964-4033
Wilmington Island                                   897-4225
Telfair Square 117 W. State St., 31401 232-2952
Tybee Island 102 S. Campbell Ave., 31328 786-9632
Southside Station 10701 Abercorn Ext., 31419 925-9082


Chatham County Recycling 652-6858
Keep Savannah Beautiful 651-6948
Savannah Sanitation Bureau 651-6579

Trash Pick-up

Atlantic Waste Services 964-2000
Republic Waste Services of Savannah 964-2211
Waste Management of Savannah 965-0047
Waste Watchers of Savannah, LLC 964-7050



Comcast,    354-7531/800-266-2278
Exede Internet,     855-627-2553


Georgia Power,    404-506-6526
Sonitrol of Savannah,    232-6833


Atlanta Gas Light Company,    239-6500
Georgia Natural Gas,    898-1987
Infinite Energy, Inc.,    925-9329
K&M Utilities    927-6285
SCANA Energy,    478-743-1552
Southern LNG, Inc.,    944-3800


AT&T,    888-757-6500/800-356-3094
Comcast,    800-266-2278

Water/sewer service

City of Savannah    651-6460
Chatham Water Company    352-9339
Division II Contracting, LLC    330-8830
Water Purification
Kemira Water Solutions,    234-860

Voter Registration Office

1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E, 31406    790-1520
You must be a U.S. citizen of at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years to vote, mentally sound and not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction.
You must register at least 30 days before an election in which you wish to vote.
You may register at the Voters Registration Office, one of the Chatham County libraries, the Driver’s License Office and certain other government offices.









Information adapted from Savannah Chamber of Commerce relocation guide.


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