Under State Code O.C.G.A. § 50-27-86, the City of Savannah is permitted to adopt an ordinance to regulate bona fide coin operated amusement machines or Class B machines. After careful consideration, the City will be moving forward in proposing a new ordinance to assist in regulating this industry.
The ordinance will address the following items:
Staff will be presenting the new ordinance to City Council on May 23, 2019. Following the adoption of the new ordinance in June, City staff will host drop-in sessions for impacted parties to explain the license process and answer any questions about the new regulation. Registration applications are anticipated to be accepted by the City during the months of August and September with full implementation and enforcement of the ordinance occurring by October 1, 2019.