How to Apply for Site Development Permits

There are two options for submitting for a site development permit in the City of Savannah.

  1. Traditional Paper Submittal
  2. Electronic PDF Submittal (files now being accepted via FTP)


For projects with one acre or more of disturbed area, a Georgia Coastal Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) approval (formerly called NRCS approval) of the soil erosion and sedimentation plans must be obtained and a copy of the approval submitted to the City prior to issuance of the site permit. An application must be made to the GSWCC directly. Contact their office at or 912-459-2070 for more information.