Menu Boards

menu board

The Real Estate Services Department issues permits for businesses who wish to use a chalk menu board for advertisement. 

We are happy to announce that we will be accepting Menu Board applications online very soon! Please watch this page for updates.  


The City of Savannah recognizes that Menu Boards, also known as 'A-Frame' or 'Sandwich' boards, significantly benefit local businesses by providing a convenient option to creatively advertise to patrons. Menu boards must remain consistent with local design standards, cannot be placed in the street, and shall not obstruct the public right-of-way. 

Applicants shall obtain permits annually from the Real Estate Services Department.

Menu Board Standards:

  • Only one menu board per business allowed
  • Must be durable enough to withstand both weather and sidewalk conditions
  • Writing area must be chalkboard with only chalk writing elements
  • Must meet all property signage requirements under current zoning ordinances
  • No posters or print materials
  • No lighting mechanisms or attachments
  • Business logo is permitted on the framework, commercial/product logos are not
  • Must be placed within 18 inches of the business property line
  • Shall not exceed 23 inches in width and 43 inches in height

Menu Board Permit Fees

  • Application: $30.00 (non-refundable)
  • Permit: $200.00 (annually)

All fees shall be paid via cashier’s check or money order to the Real Estate Services Department, made payable to the “City of Savannah”. 

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