Alcohol Ordinance Updates


The following schedule will be used for the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance:

City Council Workshop Presentation: May 10, 10AM
City Council Meeting 1st Reading: May 24, 2PM
City Council Meeting 2nd Reading: June 7, 2PM

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The City of Savannah is undertaking minor revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. Portions of the ordinance currently under review include:

  • Continue to require server permits (Bar Cards) and revise process
    – Sec. 6-1209, License Conditions and Restrictions
  • Address issues with Sunday sales
    – Sec. 6-1204. Definitions; General Provisions
    – Sec. 6-1211. Hours of Operation; Sunday Sales
  • Clarify language with underage drinking when kitchen closes
    – Sec. 6-1219. Persons Under the age of 21
  • Determine if event venues should be included in the exceptions to State distance requirements
    Sec. 6-1207(c)(1)(vi).  Alcohol beverage license determinations.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on any portions of the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance, please contact the City at (912) 525-3097 or by email.

Existing Ordinance and Subsequent Revisions

Please refer to these documents for the most up-to-date information on the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance

Previous Meeting Summaries 

View the April 10th meeting presentation.

View the March 7th meeting presentation.

View the August 23rd meetings presentation.

View the August 23rd meetings notes.

View the September 6th meetings presentation.

View the September 6th meetings notes.