Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism


Starting January 1, 2020, the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism will no longer accept personal checks for permits. The only form of payment taken will be Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks. Thank you.


The Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism was created to streamline services offered by the City of Savannah for these industries. This is accomplished by having a one-stop shop for individuals and organizations to plan their events and gain necessary permitting.  

Primary Services include:

  • Permitting for film and media projects for students and professional filmmakers;
  • Coordinating and permitting large-scale events;
  • Permitting block parties and festivals;
  • Permitting food trucks, coordinating food truck lotteries, and hosting food truck rodeos;
  • Permitting and managing events in parks and squares;
  • Managing tourism-related improvements and complaints.

The Office is located in Daffin Park at One Waring Drive. Please contact the Office at (912) 351-3837 for information about services.

Important Dates

TSFH and Special Event Ordiance- Public Meeting Flyer



Important Information

The Office of Special Events, Film and Tourism can no longer “hold” dates without a permit application. This includes permit applications for parks, squares, runs, parades or any other event (except film) in the public right-of-way These changes are being made so that we can more effectively and equitably manage the multitude of event requests that we receive.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
1.Event organizers must submit a permit application in order to hold a date;
2.Event organizers can submit a permit application for review one calendar year prior to the event; and
3.At a minimum, permit applications must be received by this office no later than 90 days from the date of the event.
Application submittal DOES NOT indicate approval.