Alcohol Ordinance Updates

The City of Savannah is undertaking minor revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. Portions of the ordinance currently under review include:

  • Continue to require server permits (Bar Cards) and revise process
    – Sec. 6-1209, License Conditions and Restrictions
  • Address issues with Sunday sales
    – Sec. 6-1204. Definitions; General Provisions
    – Sec. 6-1211. Hours of Operation; Sunday Sales
  • Clarify language with underage drinking when kitchen closes
    – Sec. 6-1219. Persons Under the age of 21
  • Determine if event venues should be included in the exceptions to State distance requirements
    Sec. 6-1207(c)(1)(vi).  Alcohol beverage license determinations.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on any portions of the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance, please contact the City at (912) 525-3097 or by email.

Meeting Schedule

The City will host a series of public meetings to obtain feedback on the existing Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. Two meeting times are available each day to allow for maximum participation. The same material will be presented at each of these sessions.

  •    Tuesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    Savannah Civic Center, Bryan Room, 301 W. Oglethorpe Avenue

Previous Meeting Summaries 

View the March 7th meeting presentation.

View the August 23rd meetings presentation.

View the August 23rd meetings notes.

View the September 6th meetings presentation.

View the September 6th meetings notes.