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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.


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

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:

  • 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


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.

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