Applications, Instructions, and Forms

The Historic Preservation Department protects and preserves the City of Savannah and Chatham County's historic resources through local zoning ordinances.

NOTICE: Per OCGA §8-2-26, detailed checklists of items are required to be submitted with each Development Application. Additionally, there is an affidavit at the end of the application and each checklist that must be signed and submitted as part of the application process. The completion of this affidavit certifies that ALL required items, including payment have been provided to the MPC at the time of application.

ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHALL BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING CENTRALIZED EMAIL ADDRESS: Historic@thempc.org. Please do not send your applications directly to staff members or their email addresses as this may cause processing delays. It is permissible to provide a copy to staff concurrently with submission of the application to Historic@thempc.org.

This process was adopted to aid in the review process for all types of development reviews in the state - for both the applicant and the reviewing body.

Revisions to HPC, HSMC, HDBR, and CCHPC Board Review Submission Deadlines

This serves as notice that effective March 30, 2022, the MPC is changing its deadline time for the submission of applications for the above Boards and Commissions to 3 p.m. on the applicable cut-off date. This earlier submission deadline allows our staff to better ensure that a complete application and proper payment have been submitted and can be processed for placement on the applicable Board or Commission agenda.

The failure to submit payment and/or the filing of an incomplete application on the deadline date and time will delay the placement of your application on the applicable agenda.

Historic District Board of Review

The Historic District Board of Review (HDBR) reviews and grants Certificates of Appropriateness for the Savannah Downtown Historic District.

Pay *HDBR* Application Fees Only

Savannah Historic District Certificate of Appropriateness Application Checklist - Additions
Checklist - Staff Reviews
Checklist - Demolitions
Checklist - Fences
Please note New Construction, Part 1: Height & Mass Checklist revision Checklist - New Construction, Part I
Checklist - New Construction, Part II
Checklist - New Construction, Accessory Buildings
Checklist - Rehabilitation and Alterations
Checklist - Signs
Checklist - Special Exceptions
Checklist - Variance Recommendation Requests
Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Savannah Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) reviews and grants Certificates of Appropriateness for the following Historic Districts: Victorian Historic District, Streetcar Historic District and Cuyler-Brownville Historic District .

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), also, reviews demolition applications for contributing buildings in the following Conservation Districts: Ardsley Park / Chatham Crescent, Ardmore, Parkside and Carver / Flatman Village.**

Pay *HPC* Application Fees Only

Historic Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Application Checklist - Additions
Checklist - Demolition in Conservation District
Checklist - Demolition/Relocation of Contributing Building
Checklist - New Construction, Part I
Checklist - New Construction, Part II
Checklist - Rehabilitation & Alterations
Checklist - New Construction, Small
Checklist - Special Exceptions
Checklist - Staff Reviews
Checklist - Variance Recommendation Requests
Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission
Pin Point Certificate of Appropriateness No separate instructions Contact Staff
Chatham County Certificate of Appropriateness No separate instructions Contact Staff
Chatham County Historic District Designation Application No separate instructions Contact Staff
Chatham County Historic Property Designation Application No separate instructions Contact Staff
Historic Site and Monument Commission
(Murals, Public Art, Historical Markers, and Monuments)
Historic Site and Monument Commission Instructions Application
The Planning Commission
Fees cannot be paid on-line
City of Savannah Application for Rezoning(Map Amendment)
and Comprehensive Plan FLUM Amendment
No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Application for Zoning Text Amendment No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Site Development Permit Application No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Subdivision/Plat Application No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Special Use Permit Application No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Special Exceptions Application No separate instructions Application
City of Savannah Variances Application No separate instructions Application
Chatham County Zoning Amendment Application
(for Rezoning, Text Amendment or Special Use)
No separate instructions Application
Chatham County Site Plan Application No separate instructions Application
Chatham County Subdivision Application No separate instructions Application
Wireless Telecommunications Facility Application Note the mandatory pre-application
meeting requirement
Application (Combined)
City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals
City of Savannah Application for Zoning
Board of Appeals
No separate instructions Application
Chatham County Zoning Board of Appeals
Chatham County Application for Zoning
Board of Appeals
No separate instructions Application
Other Forms
Disclosure of Campaign Contributions - City Form
Disclosure of Campaign Contributions - County Form
MPC Procedural Manual and Bylaws Manual