Downtown Permitting

The Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism processes applications and issues permits for sidewalk cafes, menu boards, and street performers (formerly known as street vendors) wishing to utilize the public right-of-way, as well as the banner brackets and kiosks located in the downtown area. 

Sidewalk Cafes and Menu Boards

For information on obtaining a Temporary Use Permit for sidewalk seating or menu boards, download the Temporary Use Policy. Applications for Sidewalk Cafes and Menu Boards must be submitted separately and mailed to: 

City of Savannah
Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism
Attn: Tourism Division
P.O. Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402

Street Performers

The Street Performer Program is temporarily on hold pending ongoing policy changes. Only those performers with valid 2017 permits are able to perform or display on the public right-of-way until further notice. Please check back for additional information or call 912-351-3837 for more information.

Once the program is reinstated, performers, artists, or crafters wishing to showcase their talent on the public right-of-way must complete a Street Performer Application. Applicants must pass a criminal background check and may only perform for free or for gratuities. Further information on the Street Performer policy and application will be posted on this page in Spring 2018.

Banners & Kiosks

The City of Savannah provides banner brackets along Broughton Street and MLK Boulevard and display kiosks on Broughton Street for local organizations to market community events and activities. For information on obtaining a permit, call 912-351-3837 or email the Tourism Division.