DEPARTMENT HOURS: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Customer Service Walk-In Hours:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
OTHERWISE BY APPOINTMENT
Customers may engage staff with inquiries during Customer Service Walk-In Hours. Otherwise customers may contact Administrative Support Staff at (843) 719-4095, , or use the contact form available here to schedule an appointment with staff outside of walk-in hours.
Applications, plans & final plat, and other submittals are accepted for review or, upon approval, available for pick up via Drop Box or at the Front Counter ANYTIME
Any applicable fees may be paid online at the link available here, using instructions provided by Department staff once an application/submittal is processed, or by cash or check.
Applicants seeking preliminary information and feedback on a sketch plan for subdivision, multi-family, commercial, industrial, or institutional development are encouraged to sign up for Joint Plan Review.
- Review Development Plans Submittals
- Review Exempt and Minor Subdivision Plat Submittals
- Review of building permits for Zoning Compliance
- Zoning Verification/Confirmation Letters
Requests shall be submitted using the form linked here and will be fulfilled via email upon receipt of payment. Payment may be received online by following the prompts provided by the Department. Please be advised that any additional information requested may require a FOIA Request per the Freedom of Information Act, Section 30-4-10, et seq., Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended).
- Requests for Waivers from the Planning Commission
- Zoning Use Approval Forms for 911 Addressing
- Administer the Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance and the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations. To obtain information about a property, please refer to the Official Zoning Map, which is available as a layer in the Berkeley County GIS Web Map. You may also refer to the Zoning District Cheat Sheet for a brief description of each Zoning District. Setback and Dimensional Standards Guide.
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Application forms can be obtained through the Planning and Zoning Department or downloaded from this site and must accompany a $150.00 non-refundable fee.
Requests are evaluated by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), a quasi-judicial board. The application and associated fee are due by 5:00 PM at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting, typically the date of the previous month’s meeting*.
The BZA meets the third Tuesday of every month* and possesses final decision-making authority on requests. All requests are advertised via a newspaper of general circulation, posted with a red Public Hearing sign, and published in the respective meeting agenda.
*Unless otherwise stated.
Application forms for rezoning requests can be obtained from the Planning and Zoning Department or downloaded from this site and must accompany a $250.00 non-refundable fee (excepting requests to establish or amend a Planned Development District).
Each request is presented to the Planning Commission for recommendation to County Council. The Planning Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of the month*. A completed rezoning application and associated fee are due by 5:00 PM at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting, typically the date of the previous month’s meeting*.
The process for rezoning takes approximately 5 months from the date of application submittal, unless the request is deferred, postponed, tabled, or defeated. County Council has final decision-making authority on requests for rezoning. All requests are published via the County website in the respective meeting agenda and posted with a yellow public meeting sign prior to the scheduled Planning Commission meeting.
All scheduled public meetings are open to the public. The applicant of any request for rezoning or his/her representative is expected to attend every scheduled public meeting. Anyone with interest in the outcome of a requested rezoning is welcomed to attend the scheduled public meetings. These meetings can also be viewed live via the Berkeley County Government Facebook Page.
*Unless otherwise stated.
When submitting a request for rezoning, please note the Policy for the Deferral of Requests During the Public Process and Resubmittal Of Previously-Defeated Requests
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