***NOTICE - New Residential Plan Review Checklist***
Beginning January 2nd 2019, the Development Services Department will be utilizing a standardized Residential Plan Review Checklist for all residential building permit submissions that are accompanied by or require construction plans. It will be reviewed for compliance prior to a permit being issued and will be recorded as part of the permanent record at the project address. The checklist is intended to provide a more consistent plan review process as well as make our process more transparent to our customers. This list should be considered general in nature and may not address all possible conditions
***NOTICE - NEW FEES IN 2019***
Effective January 1, 2019, some Development Services fees have been increased or added due to the adoption of the 2019 City of Savannah Revenue Ordinance. Please call Development Services at 912-651-6510 if you have any questions about the new fees. Click here for a summary of the typical fees associated with a building or site permit, which reflects the 2019 changes. For a list of all fees charged by Development Services, click here.
New Building, Demo, Sign and Fence Permit Applications
Effective March 8, 2017, the City of Savannah has updated the following new applications:
- Building Permit Application
- Demolition Permit Application
- Sign Permit Application
- Fence Permit Application
Contact the Permit Services Technician at Development Services at 912-651-6510, ext. 1817 or email with any questions.
New Water and Sewer Approval Form
The City of Savannah has a new Water and Sewer Approval Form (to replace the Water and Sewer Questionnaire). New applicants need to have this form completed prior to issuance of the Building Permit.
Note: In order to expedite the application review time, as of June 1, 2017, Development Services will not accept Commercial Building Renovation applications without the completed form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this form completed by the Water and Sewer Planning and Engineering Department. Once they have approved and signed this document, submit this signed document to Development Services. Contact Water and Sewer Planning and Engineering at 912-651-6573 for more information.
Helpful Building Permit Links and Resources
- How to Apply for Building Permits
- Codes and Permit Guidelines
- Applications and Checklists
- Building Plan Review (BPR) Meetings
- Certificates of Occupancy
- Why Do I Need a Permit?
- When is a Permit Required?
- Residential Projects that Need a Permit
- Residential Projects that DO NOT Need a Permit
- Building Permit Process Flow Chart
- eTRAC, the City's permit tracking website
- Fee Information
- Building Permit Instructions - After the Permit is Issued
- City of Savannah Construction and Life Safety Codes