What kind of bonds does the City require?
The four basic types of bonds are:

1. Completion Bond – Needed to ensure completion of any punchlist items remaining from the site work final inspection as well as acceptance of as-built drawings. This bond is for commercial projects only and has a 12 month, automatically renewing term.
2. Utility Warranty Bond – Needed to provide a 14-month warranty for all new publicly maintained infrastructure, as well as work within the public right-of-way. Bond must be provided in the amount of 10% of the total cost of the publicly maintained improvements, and has a 14 month, automatically renewing term.
3. Landscape Warranty Bond – Needed to ensure required landscaping and trees are maintained during the 2 year warranty period. This bond has a 24 month, automatically renewing term (26 months is recommended to avoid potential renewal fees).
4. Construction Bond – Needed prior to the recording of a subdivision plat when the new subdivision requires additional infrastructure to serve new lots.

Visit the Project Closeout Requirements web page, “Bonding Requirements” on www.savannahga.gov, for more information.Project Closeout- Bonding Requirements

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. How do I apply for a building permit?
3. What is the status of my building permit application?
4. How long is my building permit valid?
5. What fees do I need to pay for a building permit?
6. What is the plan review fee?
7. What if my construction encroaches onto city right-of-way?
8. Who do I contact if my construction or demolition involves site development or land disturbance?
9. How long does it take to get a building permit once I submit my plans and application?
10. What is the plan review process for a building permit?
11. When can I pick up my permit?
12. What Building Codes are being enforced?
13. Can I receive an extension on my permit?
14. What is the price of an electrical permit?
15. When will my power be released to Georgia Power?
16. How long does it take to process my electrical permit application?
17. When is a mechanical permit required?
18. What is the price for a mechanical permit?
19. How do I apply for a permit?
20. What is required before a permit is issued?
21. Can I pay cash for my permit?
22. What documentation is required for a mechanical contractor?
23. What mechanical code does the City enforce?
24. What is the price of a plumbing permit application?
25. What plumbing code does the City of Savannah enforce?
26. Can I fax in an application?
27. What is the process for getting a site plan approved?
28. How long does it take to get a site permit once I submit my plans and application?
29. What other permits or approvals do I need for my site development permit?
30. What fees do I need to pay for a site permit?
31. What is the status of my site development permit application?
32. How/when do I get a land disturbance permit?
33. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?
34. What kind of bonds does the City require?
35. What form can I use for bonds?
36. How/when do I get my bonds back?
37. How close can I build to the property line?
38. What are the required building setbacks for my property?
39. What do I do when my project is finished?
40. Can I be my own contractor for a construction project on my own home?
41. Who is required to pick up the building permit on commercial projects?