City of Savannah Covid-19 Information

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Prevention is our priority

Our priority is preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Savannah. Scroll down to find information relevant to your situation or use the buttons above to navigate to specific areas.

Chatham County has launched a Covid-19 site with additional information. You can find it by clicking here.

Mayor Van R. Johnson issues Shelter at Home order

You can view the full order here

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Mayor declares local state of emergency

The full declaration can be viewed here.



City Of Savannah Info Bulletins
Who is High Risk?
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Price Gouging
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Business Assistance Loans
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Council Conference Calls

In an ongoing response, the Savannah City Council will hold conference calls to plan and prepare. See below for links to the recordings as they occur.

March 3/20/2020

March 3/23/2020

March 3/24/2020

March 3/25/2020

March 3/27/2020

March 3/30/2020

March 3/31/2020

March 4/2/2020

Current City Of Savannah Closures:

The City of Savannah remains open for business, but the following changes should be noted:

  • Revenue Department
    • Suspended in-person customer service and temporarily closed its lobby at 305 Fahm St. at noon on Friday, March 20.
    • Staff will be available to serve customers by telephone and through email during regular business hours on issues related to utilities, cashiering, property taxes, business taxes and alcohol licensure.
    • The City will continue to accept utility bill, property tax and other payments online through the City website, by mail and curbside drop-off in the drop box at the Revenue Department’s office at 305 Fahm St. To encourage electronic bill payment, the $3.50 online transaction fee will be temporarily waived. 
    • The City of Savannah will not disconnect water service for non-payment through the end of March and will not contact residents regarding delinquent payment at this time. Customers are reminded this temporary measure does not relieve them of their responsibility to pay their bill. If residents are having difficulty paying their utility bills, they are asked to call the City to set up a payment plan. 
    • Customers can subscribe to an email newsletter for updates from the Revenue Department by visiting savannahga.gov/utilities and clicking “Join Our Email List” under the Helpful Links section.  
  • Development Services, Capital Improvement Projects and Planning and Urban Design
    • Offices at 5515 Abercorn St. will only allow public access to the lobby 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    • Customers must schedule an appointment to meet with specific staff outside of these hours.
    • All offices will maintain regular weekday business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
    • All SPR and BPR meetings are canceled until further notice. 
    • All Wednesday Walk-Throughs are canceled until further notice. 
  • Office of Business Opportunity and Savannah Entrepreneurial Center
    • All scheduled classes are moved online. Individuals already registered for an upcoming session will receive information on how to access classes through an online portal.
    • All visits to the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center are by appointment only. All services will continue to be available during normal business hours by accessing savannahga.gov/business or calling (912) 652-3582.
    • The Office of Business Opportunity remains available to assist with starting a business, accessing incentives, government contracting, and small business financing
  • Traffic Engineering Office
    • Starting Monday, March 23, there will be no walk-in service for permits (dumpster/container, driveway, oversize load, right-of-way work permits). 
    • All permit requests for essential work must be submitted via fax (912) 525-1535 or email trafficpermits@savannahga.gov. 
    • Invoiced fees can be paid using most credit cards online via eTRAC. To sign up, users must click "Register" on the eTRAC site and provide the required information. 
    • A drop-box is available next to the main entrance of the Traffic Engineering Office located at 1100 W. Gwinnett St. - Building B for customers unable to submit applications and/or fees electronically. No personal checks or cash will be accepted. Only cashier’s checks, money orders or local company checks.
    • Permitting services will ONLY be available for essential work (critical service repairs or installations). Applications for non-essential work or requests that can be rescheduled will not be accepted until further notice.
    • Contact the Traffic Engineering Office at (912) 651-6600 with questions.
  • The following City facilities are only open to visitors by appointment:
    • Coastal Georgia Center
    • City Hall
    • Savannah Morning News building 
    • Special Events, Film and Tourism Office
    • W.W. Law Archives 

Beginning March 18: City of Savannah Community Centers
                                  Savannah Cultural Arts Center