OSEFT Application Information

You can now apply for most OSEFT permits online!


  • Determine if you need a permit from our office by reviewing the page that applies to your request.
  • Check the online Special Event Calendar to see if your requested date(s) are available. Failure to do so may result in your application being denied if there is a conflicting event already in review or permitted. 
  • Your application will save automatically as you complete each step. The more prepared you are to apply, the easier your application journey will be.
  • PRO TIP: Our system sends all correspondence to the email on file for the applicant. If multiple people need access to your application, consider creating a generic email with group access.
  • Ensure the domain savannahga.gov is on your email whitelist. Check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive emails from our permit portal.

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PLEASE NOTE: Our office does not permit any activity on private property or in Chatham County.

Application Deadlines

Special Events (Include Special Event, Wedding, Daffin Park Pavilion, and Harborside Permits)

  • 1 year prior to the event at 12:01 AM on the 1st day of the event month and no later than 90 days prior to the start of the event. 
  • Example:  If an event falls on JUNE 15 2024, then the application may be submitted between JUNE 1, 2023, and MARCH 15, 2024

Residential Street Closures (I.E. - Block Parties)

  • No later than 10 business days prior to the start of the event.

Mobile Food Service Units (I.E. - Food Trucks)

  • Applications / Renewals are accepted between February 1st and September 30th of the current year.

Film Production Locations (Professional and Student)

  • No later than 7 business days prior to the start of any prep work

Buskers (I.E. - Street Performers and Artists)

  • Applications accepted on Wednesdays at our office in Daffin Park from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM