Ordinance

After several years and a great amount of community input, the final version of the City of Savannah’s new zoning ordinance and zoning map has been posted.

To learn more about NewZO, we have produced an informative video. We also have an executive summary available. The final NewZO document is also available for review. Please access the zoning map using the zoning map viewer.

Following consideration by Planning Commission, NewZO will be presented to City Council during Workshops on April 25, May 9, June 6 and June 20. Public hearings will be held on June 20. A 1st reading of NewZO and zoning map will be held on July 2, with a 2nd reading scheduled for July 18.

NewZO is the tool used to implement the Chatham County-Savannah Comprehensive Plan and revises the existing zoning code and zoning map. Zoning is used by jurisdictions across the country to classify the division of land into separate districts and regulates what uses are permitted, prohibited or permitted with conditions. It is also used to promote compatible patterns of land uses and includes site development standards to maintain consistent and compatible development pattern.

Please note, the document may be updated periodically to correct typographical and grammatical errors. Citizens wishing to provide comment on NewZO are encouraged to attend the City Council meeting on April 25. Citizens are encouraged to contact staff and share their comments prior to the meeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MPC at 912-651-1440 or City of Savannah at 912-525-3097 or email planning@savannahga.gov.

Proposed Timeline


City Council Workshops

Apr 25, 2019

May 9, 2019

Jun 6, 2019

Jun 30, 2019

Jul 2, 2019

Jul 18, 2019


City Council Public Hearings

Jun 20, 2019


City Council First Reading

Jul 2, 2019


City Council Second Reading

Jul 18, 2019

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