Alcohol Ordinance Updates

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

What's happening with the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance?

Savannah City Council approved a series of updates to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance on June 20, 2019. Read the agenda item related to the changes. Specific issues addressed include:

  • Strengthen alcohol permitting for temporary events
  • Eliminate alcohol beverage license transfers
  • Require security plans for all license applicants
  • Require awareness training for all selling alcohol
  • Reference doorman/bouncer and include responsible staff

Bona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machine Ordinance

City Council also passed a separate ordinance on June 20 related to coin operated amusement machines. Learn more at

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