Apply to become a certified Short-Term Vacation Rental

Application Process - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023

The new and annual renewal STVR applications received after December 31, 2022, are subject to the STVR fee increase as follows:

  1. Non-refundable new STVR application fee $400.00
  2. Non-refundable annual renewal application fee $250.00

Short-Term Vacation Rental (“STVR”) property owners must complete an application and receive a certificate verifying they have met all zoning and ordinance requirements associated with the use.  A STVR certificate must be obtained prior to operating.

Applications along with a check or money order made payable to the City of Savannah for the permit fee can be mailed to Planning and Urban Design at P.O. Box 1027, Savannah, GA 31402 or can be dropped off at the Planning and Urban Design (“PUD”) office location at 20 Interchange Drive, Administration Building, Savannah, GA 31415.

Once an STVR application has been approved, a Business Tax Certificate (“BTC”) must be obtained through the Revenue Department, and a copy of the BTC must be forwarded to the Planning and Urban Design office prior to the issuance of the STVR Certificate.

Application Forms: