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 March 22

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, March 22, 2019 at noon (12 p.m.).

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Next Steps 

  • Collect survey input through March 22
  • Additional public meeting to be held by March 31
  • 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

Alcohol Beverage Ordinance