Alcohol Review Committee
The City of Savannah’s Alcohol Review Committee – Where Efficiency and Engagement meets!
The purpose of the Alcohol review Committee is to educate and guide new alcohol applicants, to ensure alcohol requirements are met in a timely manner. The Alcohol Review Committee will include City of Savannah employees and outside agencies.
The Alcohol Review Committee has developed a customer – friendly streamlined process. This process will shorten the timeframe that your alcohol application is brought before The City of Savannah Mayor and City Council Members.
This process is for recommendation only and does not guarantee approval by The City of Savannah Mayor and City Council Members.
Please follow the recommended step by step process to fulfill your obligations as a new alcohol applicant:
- Please see the list of requirements located below to be completed 14 business days before your Alcohol Review Committee meeting.
Alcohol Review Requirements
Obtain and Complete Alcohol Review Form
Approval from Development Services (Building Permit issued) (912-651-6510, ext. 7784)
Approval from Development Services (Planning Urban and Design) (912-525-2783)
Savannah Police Department (ABC Unit)
Important: A background check will be conducted by the Savannah Police Department during the alcohol license process. Applicants and responsible parties must not have any felony convictions (guilty or nolo contendere) on their criminal record within the last 10 years, nor two or more misdemeanors (guilty or nolo contendere) on their record within the last two years (except traffic violations).
See the City Code of Ordinances Section 6-1207 (b)(6) for details.
Approved Plan Review from Environmental Health Department (DPH) (if applicable) (912-356-2160)
Approved Certificate from Department of Agriculture (if applicable) (229-386-3489)
Change of ownership must have legally taken place prior to inspection.
Businesses being licensed by Georgia Department Of Agriculture for a change of ownership:
Approval from Savannah Fire Marshal office ((912-644-5960)
Met with Neighborhood Association assigned near your establishment (if applicable) (912-651-6520)
Schedule a site visit with Code Compliance Department (912-651-6770)
-Regarding the requirements, if you need guidance with the requirements, the Alcohol Review Committee will educate and guide you with the requirements needed, and you will have an opportunity to communicate with each department involved in the alcohol application process.
- Please complete the Alcohol Review Form, in this form you will select an Alcohol Review Committee meeting date and time.
- If you must change your appointment date and time, please email Savannah Alcohol Review.
(48 -72 hours in advance).
- Please understand that a non- refundable Alcohol Review fee of $50 must be paid in full
(Credit/Debit/ Check only- No Cash) at the Alcohol Committee Date of your choice.
- Please understand that only if you have met each department’s requirements, you will receive an Alcohol License Application along with your standing City Council date.
Please note- The Alcohol Application must be completed and turned in within ten (10) business days after the committee meeting date by 12 noon to The City of Savannah Department of Revenue along with associated fees