The Real Estate Services Department issues permits for businesses who wish to use a chalk menu board for advertisement.
We are happy to announce that we will be accepting Menu Board applications online very soon! Please watch this page for updates.
The City of Savannah recognizes that Menu Boards, also known as 'A-Frame' or 'Sandwich' boards, significantly benefit local businesses by providing a convenient option to creatively advertise to patrons. Menu boards must remain consistent with local design standards, cannot be placed in the street, and shall not obstruct the public right-of-way.
Applicants shall obtain permits annually from the Real Estate Services Department.
Menu Board Standards:
Only one menu board per business allowed
Must be durable enough to withstand both weather and sidewalk conditions
Writing area must be chalkboard with only chalk writing elements
Must meet all property signage requirements under current zoning ordinances
No posters or print materials
No lighting mechanisms or attachments
Business logo is permitted on the framework, commercial/product logos are not
Must be placed within 18 inches of the business property line
Shall not exceed 23 inches in width and 43 inches in height
Menu Board Permit Fees
Application: $30.00 (non-refundable)
Permit: $200.00 (annually)
All fees shall be paid via cashier’s check or money order to the Real Estate Services Department, made payable to the “City of Savannah”.