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Short-Term Vacation Rental Update

The City has been working with residents, short-term vacation rental owners, property management companies, and the community at large to build consensus and revise the short-term vacation rental regulations.  We have been successful in coming together and developing reasonable recommendations to address the concerns raised during this process. 

Final recommendations as of June 30, 2017 are available here. Associated maps and data sheet available here.

If you wish to submit comments, please email your comments to 

At the June 22 Council meeting, officials deferred the resolution for the temporary 90-day stay on short-term vacation rentals to the Council meeting held on July 6.  On this date, City Council will also consider the proposed changes to the short-term vacation rental regulations during the Council meeting held on Thursday, July 6.  Council meeting begin at 2:00 PM and are held in City Council Chambers, 2 East Bay Street.  The final recommendations and resolution will be posted by Monday, June 26.  



On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued a position statement on Short-Term Vacation Rentals in historic districts and neighborhoods. The position statement is available here.


Short-Term Vacation Rental by area:

Non Owner-Occupied Short-Term Vacation Rentals by area:



Meeting presentations:


Short-Term Vacation Rental Survey Results:
During the STVR updates process, surveys were conducted by the City of Savannah, the Victorian Neighborhood Association and the Thomas Square Neighborhood Association. Please note that 

comments expressed in the surveys are the opinion of individuals that took the survey and do not necessarily represent the official position of any given neighborhood or organization. Surveys conducted by the Neighborhood Associations only represent responses from members of the neighborhood association.