A special event is a temporary planned event, whether publicly or privately sponsored, including, without limitation, a block party, organized competitive event, parade, festival, or public assembly occurring on or within one or more city parks, squares, public rights-of-way, or that involves the reservation and use of a public venue, or closure of one or more rights-of-way, for a particular purpose which may involve the use of city services.
Common Special Event Questions
Q: Do I need a permit?
Yes. If you are planning a special event on the public right-of-way in Savannah, you typically need a permit.
Sec. 3-6002. — Special event permit required. - It shall be unlawful to promote, stage, conduct, organize, or sponsor a special event within the City without first applying for and receiving a special event permit. (Special Event Ordinance)
Q: When can I apply for a permit?
You may apply as early as one year out from the month of the date you are applying. For example, if your wedding is on July 25th, 2024, you may apply starting at 12:01 AM on July 1st, 2023.