The Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is happy to announce that the 2016 Comprehensive Plan has been adopted, following unanimous votes by the Savannah City Council and the Chatham County Commission.

Community input was used in preparing the Comprehensive Plan including information from the Chatham Community Blueprint.

The Comprehensive Plan covers a wide range of topics for the community including: Economic Development, Land Use, Transportation, Housing, Community Health, Education, Public Safety, Natural Resources and Historic & Cultural Resources. The Comprehensive Plan is available for review.


If you live or work in Chatham, Bryan or Effingham County, we want to hear from you!

The Coastal Region (CORE) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of developing our Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Savannah metropolitan region.

We have developed a short 5 minute survey (survey in Spanish) to get to know your thoughts on issues that will affect development of the plan. Learn more



Learn more about the zoning ordinance update for the City of Savannah at www.newzo.org.


Savannah NHL District Integrity and Condition Assessment - Final Report

The National Park Service has published a report entitled: Integrity and Condition Assessment: Savannah National Historic Landmark District, 2018.

Public comments can be submitted online through June 30, 2018 at https://go.nps.gov/savannah.


Effective January 1, 2017, the Georgia Superior Clerks' Cooperative Authority will implement an updated process that will mandate changes in the current plat recording procedures. MPC has implemented an updated Plat Recording Process.


The Savannah - Chatham Community Indicators Coalition is a source of reliable, current community health and population data available to our Chatham County Community. Armed with this knowledge, community leaders can develop policies and programs focused on addressing conditions reflected in the indicators and plan strategies for improvement. The topic areas and associated data include:
  • Health
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Government and politics
  • Public Safety
  • Social Environment
  • Transportation
Upcoming Events

The Chatham County Zoning Board of Appeals meets on July 24 at 9:00 am in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


The Planning Commission meets on July 24 at 1:00 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals meets on July 26 at 10:00 am in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


The Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site & Monument Commission meets on Aug 2 at 4:00 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


The Planning Commission meets on Aug 7 at 1:30 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


The Savannah Historic District Board of Review meets on Aug 8 at 1:00 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room


2018 Calendar of Meetings


Interested in current County Commission and City of Savannah Aldermanic Boundaries?

Chatham County has eight districts (Overview 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) and the City of Savannah has six districts (Overview 1 2 3 4 5 6). You can view them in printable pdf format from the preceding links, or interactively in the SAGIS map viewer. Check it out.

Learn more about the zoning ordinance update for the City of Savannah at www.newzo.org.