Moving to Georgia
Moving to Georgia
Welcome to Georgia! If you’re considering a move or have already joined us in the Peach State, there are a few things you’ll have to do to get set up.
Get a Georgia Address
It’s best to start your move to Georgia by finding housing. Whether it’s transferring your driver’s license, registering your vehicle, or enrolling a child in school, much of what you’ll need to do when moving to Georgia will require a Georgia address. You’ll need proof of residence — typically a bank statement or utility bill — to get items checked off your to-do list.
Find a Job
There are many resources available if you’re searching for a new job in Georgia. From job fairs to education and training, the Georgia Department of Labor has support for job seekers. You can also apply for a state job on the Team Georgia Careers website. Depending on your industry, you may need a professional license or certification to work in Georgia.
Enroll in Public School
Transfer an Out-of-State Driver’s License
Once you move to Georgia, you have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license to a Georgia driver’s license. It’s important to know that Georgia does not have a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You’ll get your new driver’s license at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
Register a Vehicle
Just like your driver’s license, you have 30 days from the date you move to Georgia to register your vehicle. The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), Motor Vehicle Division oversees vehicle registrations.
Register to Vote
If you’re eligible, you can register to vote in local, state, and federal elections. Georgia offers automatic voter registration when you apply for a driver’s license. If you are not registered to vote, you can submit an application to the Georgia Secretary of State.