The Planning Commission

The Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission hears and makes decisions on zoning-related petitions in unincorporated Chatham County and the City of Savannah. The board is composed of 12 members appointed by Chatham County and the City of Savannah, as well as two ex-officio members: the County Manager and the City Manager. Staff support is provided by the Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission.

The Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission's regular meeting is held every three weeks on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at 112 E. State Street and is open to the public. Pre-meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Those with business to conduct with the Planning Commission are directed to the Applications, Instructions, and Forms section of this website to obtain the correct form(s). Please note the meeting cutoff dates on the calendar of meetings below. Cutoff time is the close of business (typically 5:00 p.m.).


The Metropolitan Planning Commissions public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2022 has been cancelled. Our next regularly scheduled public hearing will be Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 1:30pm.

2022 Meetings
Meeting Date Cutoff Date Agenda Minutes Audio Video
Jan 18, 2022 Dec 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes Audio
Feb 08, 2022 Jan 11, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio
Mar 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio Video
Mar 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio Video
Apr 12, 2022 Mar 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio Video
May 03, 2022 Apr 05, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio Video
May 24, 2022 Apr 26, 2022 Agenda Minutes Audio Video
Jun 14, 2022 May 17, 2022 Agenda Video
Jul 5, 2022 Jun 07, 2022 Cancelled
Jul 26, 2022 Jun 28, 2022
Aug 16, 2022 Jul 19, 2022
Sep 06, 2022 Aug 09, 2022
Sep 27, 2022 Aug 30, 2022
Oct 18, 2022 Sep 20, 2022
Nov 08, 2022 Oct 11, 2022
Nov 29, 2022 Nov 01, 2022
Dec 20, 2022 Nov 22, 2022
Jan 17, 2023 Dec 20, 2022
MPC Members
Appointed By
Mr. Joseph T. Welch, ChairmanChatham County
Ms. Karen Jarrett, Vice-ChairmanCity of Savannah
Mr. Travis H. Coles, SecretaryCity of Savannah
Dr. Malik Watkins, TreasurerChatham County
Ms. Laureen BolesCity of Savannah
Mr. Shedrick ColemanChatham County
Ms. Elizabeth EpsteinCity of Savannah
Mr. Joseph B. ErvinCity of Savannah
Mr. Wayne NohaChatham County
Mr. Jeff NotricaChatham County
Mr. Dwayne StephensCity of Savannah
Mr. Tom WoiwodeChatham County
Mr. Lee Smith, County ManagerEx-Officio
Mr. Jay Melder, City ManagerEx-Officio