Sidewalk Cafes and Menu Boards

  1. The Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism processes applications and issues permits for sidewalk cafes and menu boards wishing to utilize the public right-of-way.

Sidewalk Cafes and Menu Boards

For information on obtaining a Temporary Use Permit for sidewalk seating or menu boards, download the Temporary Use Policy. Applications for Sidewalk Cafes and Menu Boards must be submitted separately and mailed or delivered to the addresses below. NOTE: Mailing and physical address differ. 

Physical Address: (If delivering in person)

City of Savannah
Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism
Attn: Tourism Division
1 Waring Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Mailing Address: (If mailing your application)

City of Savannah
Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism
P.O. Box 1024
Savannah, GA 31404


Menu Board Annual Fee: $100

Sidewalk Cafe Annual Fee:

  • $100 per table
  • $50 per bench
  • $25 per chair
  • $25 per other furniture (i.e. planter, stanchion)

* Total fee shall not exceed $1,000 per year.

APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL PERMITS WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 2, 2020.

Renewal applications must be received by February 28, 2020. Any individual who has not submitted a renewal application by this date will be considered non compliant and will be not be permitted use of the public right-of-way. Further noncompliance will be addressed by the Code Compliance Department.