Savannah Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Savannah operates over 3,000 metered parking spaces, 5 public parking garages, and 6 surface lots in downtown Savannah. Mobility & Parking Services manages these public assets.

Enforcement – Parking Meters and Time Zones

North of Liberty Street: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
South of Liberty Street: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Excludes City authorized holidays

Disability Parking Spaces

The City of Savannah provides ADA parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying the appropriate permit.  The spaces are located on-street throughout the city, in city-owned garages, and in city-operated lots. The ADA spaces require payment for parking on meters. For more information, call (912) 651-6470.

Historic District Accessibility Guide (PDF)

Towed or Booted Vehicles

If your vehicle has been booted, do not attempt to remove the boot. Please call Mobility & Parking Services at (912) 651-6470, toll free at 1-866-239-4218 during normal business hours. Call (912) 651-6477 after 5 p.m.

In the case of a towed vehicle, you may dial the same numbers shown above or you may also call the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department at (912) 651-6476.

Meter Bagging/Reserved Parking & Right-Of-Way Permit Process

Individuals may apply for right-of-way permit in order to reserve a portion of on-street parking on a short-term basis. Examples of uses which may require this include: construction, moving or events.

City Right-of-Way Permit Application (PDF)

This information is provided by the City of Savannah. Visit for more information.

Being one of the original 13 colonies and the oldest city in Georgia, having the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the United States, birthplace of the Girl Scout’s founder, Revolutionary and Civil War Historical sites, Antebellum architecture, Savannah River Port, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons restaurant and its close proximity to Tybee Island, “Savannah’s beach.”

River Street and City Market, The Mercer-Williams House, famous for the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Fort Pulaski National monument, Lady and Son’s Restaurant, the Savannah Theatre, Bonaventure Cemetery and Forsyth Park.

Tour the Historic District by foot, carriage, trolley or bus, take a Riverboat Cruise on the Savannah River, shop and dine on River Street, visit the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, spend an afternoon on Tybee Island, “Savannah’s Beach,” have lunch at Lady and Sons, Paula Deen’s own restaurant, tour the Savannah History Museum, visit as many of Savannah’s 22 Squares with their own statues and monuments marking their contribution to Savannah’s History and enjoy the artists, dining and shopping in City Market.



The city squares, historic homes, River Street, City Market, Old Fort Jackson, the Telfair Museum of Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah History Museum, The Andrew Low House, Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum.

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is the most exciting time of the year in this Hostess City, with all kinds of events inviting guests to grab their green, get out and have some fun at the world’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Visit the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s website for more information on the annual parade.

Visit the Savannah Waterfront Association’s website for more information on the festival on River Street.

Though the exact timing relies on seasonal weather conditions, you can count on seeing masses of azaleas throughout March.

Read more about azaleas and other springtime flowers in Savannah.

Hotels on River Street and Bay Street are right in the heart of the Historic District in downtown Savannah and will allow you to walk to most attractions or have easy access to the tours.

About 300,000.

Goose Feathers Café and J. Christopher’s

The Olde Pink House, Tubby’s, Green Truck Pub, 17hundred90 Inn and Restaurant and Crystal Beer Parlor.

The Bohemian’s Rocks on the River & Rocks on the Roof.

Connect Savannah named the Desoto Hilton the Best Hotel of 2014, with Mansion on Forsyth Park as the runner-up.

By plane, fly into the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. By car, I-16 and I-95 are your major highways.

The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.

When visiting a new city or even discovering new areas of your city, there are always questions that come up. We have created this Savannah Frequently Asked Questions page to answer your questions! Review the answers to questions we’ve already answered or leave us a new question below. We can’t wait to provide you with a helpful answer!

There are many great ways to see our city. Horse-drawn tours tours are informative and full of antebellum charm. Trolley and bus tours offer on and off stops and shelter from the elements. Segways and electric bikes are a fun way to zip around town. A water cruise lets you see Savannah from a water view. And, if you are energetic, walking is great, too.

It is free.

5 Miles of public access beach.

15 miles east of Savannah Georgia on the Atlantic Ocean.

The City of Savannah’s parks and squares can be rented for various special events, including weddings and parties. Contact the Public Facilities, Events & Services Bureau for more information at (912) 351-3837.

From downtown, take Victory Drive to Route 80 East to Tybee Island.

It’s a port city along the Savannah River, just 20 minutes away from Tybee Island.

Tubby’s Seafood Riverstreet.

Dockside Seafood.

The Shrimp Factory.

City Market, River Street and Bay Street are plentiful with unique shops and galleries offering one-of-a-kind and artisan gifts. There are also many treasures to be found in boutiques to bookstores throughout the Historic District.

Savannah Georgia is on the southeast coast of the Atlantic Ocean, about an hours drive north of Florida on Interstate 95.

It is a 20 minute drive from downtown.

Spring is awesome with the Azaleas blooming and the temperatures not hot yet.

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