How Do I Get My Savannah License?

Savannah, Georgia, is a charming Southern town, home to period architecture, trendy boutiques, and even ghost stories. If you are moving to this lovely city, or are about to reach legal driving age there, here's how to get your driver's license.

Where Can I Get a Driver’s License in Savannah?

The Georgia Department of Driver Services has a Customer Service Center right in Savannah. You can find it at 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Ste B, Savannah, GA, 31406. It's open from Tuesday to Saturday and serves the Chatham County area. Services offered include first issuances of driver's licenses, renewals, replacements, road tests, skills tests, out-of-state transfers, and more. 

How to Get Your Driver’s License in Savannah

What do you need to do before going in to get your driver's license in Savannah? It depends on your age. 

What to Bring if You’re Over 18 

If you're at least 18 years old, you can apply for a Class C license. You'll need to schedule an appointment if you're going to take the road test. Before going in, ensure you have the following documents:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or lawful status in the U.S.

  • Proof of residency 

  • Proof of Social Security number 

  • Money for the license fee

  • Any driver's license, permit, or ID you have from another state (it will be surrendered)

When you go in, be prepared to show your documents, take a vision exam, take a photo, pass a knowledge exam, and pass the road skills test. Note, the knowledge exam and road skill test are only required if you're obtaining a license for the first time. 

What to Bring if You’re Under 18

If you’re under 18 but at least 16, you may be able to apply for a Class D license known as a provisional driver's license. To be eligible, you need to have held your CP learner's permit for at least one year and one day. You also need to have a clean driving record without any major violations that resulted in suspensions. Further, you need to satisfy the courses outlined in the Joshua Law Requirements.

If you're eligible, you should first fill out the Online License/ID/Permit form. Then, you'll need to schedule a road test. Before showing up on your appointment day, be sure to bring the documents listed above as well as:

  • Your permit

  • Your Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) or (eADAP) certificate of completion

  • Proof that you are enrolled in school

  • Certificate of completion of a DDS-approved drivers education course that satisfies Joshua's Law Requirement

  • A parent, guardian, responsible adult, or authorized driving instructor to sign your license form, with paperwork showing their relationship to you

At your appointment, be ready to show your documents, take a vision exam, take the road skills test, take a photo, and pay the license fee. 

How Much Does a Savannah Driver’s License Cost?

If you’re applying for a regular Class C driver’s license in Savannah, it will cost $32 and is valid for eight years. A provisional Class D driver's license will cost $10 and can be valid for up to five years. 

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