Tour Services for Hire

Tour Services for Hire

The Tour Service for Hire Ordinance regulates tour guide services to include motor coaches, walking tours, and trolleys.

Motor coaches are required to obtain a permit prior to entering the Historic District. Additional restrictions shown in the Motor Coach Parking Map apply to parking and access to residential areas.

Quadricycles are non-motorized vehicles propelled entirely by human power through the use of pedals similar to a bicycle. This type of tour service is regulated by the Bicycles, Mopeds and Skateboards Ordinance as well as the Tour Service for Hire Ordinance.

The Horse Drawn Carriage Ordinance provides standards for carriage operations and the health and welfare of the horses. In May 2017, the City approved revisions to the ordinance to ensure the well-being of working horses when Savannah experiences extreme temperatures.

Cemetery Tours

All cemetery tours must be registered with the Department of Cemeteries during normal business hours and before entering a City cemetery. For pricing and additional information, view the Cemeteries Tours/Events page and review the rules and regulations of Cemetery tours and events.

Prohibited Areas

All tour guides and tour service companies are prohibited from operating in these areas:

  • The 400 and 500 blocks of East St. Julian Street and Washington Square from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (November 1st through February 28th) and 9:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. (March 1st through October 31st); and
  • South of Liberty Street and east of the western-most curb line of Lincoln Street from midnight to 8 a.m. year-round.