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Chatham County

Helping You Get Settled in 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.

Automobile/Boat


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:

  • Proof of insurance
  • Current registration
  • Georgia driver’s license
  • Title and name/address of lien holder or copy of lease agreement and a power of attorney from the leasing company.


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


goboatgeorgia.com
800.366.2661

Georgia State Driver’s License


1117 Eisenhower Drive, 31406
912.691.7400
www.dds.ga.gov
To transfer a valid license from another state in the United States or from the District of Columbia, you must present:

  • Your valid driver’s licens
  • Personal identification, such as a birth certificate certified naturalization document, immigration ID card, valid passport or military ID card
  • Proof of Georgia residency, including lease or housing contract; rent receipt; utility bill; bank statement; or employer verification
  • Social Security number


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

Legal


State Bar of Georgia – 404.527.8700

Library


Live Oak Public Libraries

Main Branch: 2002 Bull St., 31401
www.liveoakpl.org
912.652.3600
There are 14 branches throughout Chatham County, and library cards are free to residents.

Pets


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. www.casevet.com 912.352.3081
Catnip ‘n’ Biscuits www.catnipnbiscuits.com 912.349.5838
Crossroad Animal Hospital www.crossroadah.com 912.927.4343
Dog Watch of the Low Country www.dogwatch.com 912.354.9004

Post Office


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

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

Recycling


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

Trash Pick-up


Atlantic Waste Services atlantic-waste.com 964-2000
Republic Waste Services of Savannah republicservices.com 964-2211
Waste Management of Savannah wm.com 965-0047
Waste Watchers of Savannah, LLC wastewatchersllc.com 964-7050

Utilities


Cable/Internet
Comcast, comcast.com 354-7531/800-266-2278
Exede Internet, exede.com 855-627-2553

Electricity


Georgia Power, georgiapower.com 404-506-6526
Sonitrol of Savannah, sonitrol.com 232-6833

Gas


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

Telephone


AT&T,
att.com 888-757-6500/800-356-3094
Comcast, comcast.com 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, 5kemira.com 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.


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