Alcohol Ordinance Updates

For information on how to obtain an alcohol license in Savannah, please visit our Alcohol Licensing page.

Alcohol Ordinance Survey: Open until Friday, April 5th

The City of Savannah is conducting a survey to obtain FEEDBACK from the community when considering revisions to the Alcohol Beverages Ordinance. The survey will be open until Friday, April 5, 2019 at noon (12 p.m.).

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Please call  912-525-3097 to request a paper survey.

Next Steps 

  • Collect survey input through April 5
  • Additional public meeting to be held by the week of April 8
  • Present to City Council Mid-April

Public Meeting Presentation

The City of Savannah held public meetings on February 28, 2019 to discuss proposed revisions to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance and Alcoholic Density Overlay District Ordinance. 

Specific issues under consideration:

  • Defining convenience stores
  • Establishing distance requirements between convenience stores
  • Strengthening alcohol permitting for temporary events
  • Eliminating alcohol beverage license transfers
  • Requiring the submittal of security plans for all license classifications
  • Referencing responsible parties, including doormen
  • Defining leasable retail area in Alcohol Density Overlay District

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