Planning, Zoning and Urban Design

The Planning, Zoning and Urban Design Department provides a range of planning-related services to enhance the livability, sustainability and vitality of Savannah. It handles business location approvals, issues zoning confirmation letters, reviews development site plans and issues short-term vacation rental permits. 

City Council approved a new zoning code and zoning map, "NewZO," on July 18th, 2019 to replace a code dating to the 1960s. It went into effect on September 1st, 2019. To learn more about NewZO, we have produced an informative video


Please consult the following for additional information: 

Planning and Urban Design Staff

Name
Title
Phone
Email 
Bridget Lidy
Director
912-525-3100, ext. 1480
Email
Candra Teshome
Senior Planner912-525-3100, ext. 1839
Email
Tom Bolton
Zoning Plans Reviewer912-525-3100, ext. 1869
Email
Aislee Jackson
Zoning Use Coordinator
912-644-7709
Email
Zarina Davis 
Zoning Technician 
912-651-3108
Email
Cornelia Reed
Program Coordinator
912-525-3100 ext. 1161
Email