Planning How Do I...

Get a Zoning Permit so I can get my Business License?

Return this Zoning Compliance Permit Application for Land Use to apply for the Zoning Permit, which is needed to obtain a Business License from the Business License Department.

Add an accessory building?

Call the Planning Department to determine the size of the building and the setbacks that are permitted for your location; then fill out this Zoning Compliance Permit Application and return it to the Planning Department to obtain the Zoning Permit, which is needed to get a Building Permit from the Building Department.

Add onto my house?

Call the Planning Department to determine the size of the addition and the setbacks that are permitted for your location; then fill out this Zoning Compliance Permit Application and return it to the Planning Department to obtain the Zoning Permit, which is needed to get a Building Permit from the Building Department.

Demolish a building?

Fill out this Demolition permit application and return it to the Planning Department. When it has been approved by the Historical Commission, you may apply to the Building Department for a demolition permit.

Build a house?

Call the Planning Department to determine the setbacks that are permitted for your location; then fill out this Zoning Compliance Permit Application and return it to the Planning Department to obtain the Zoning Permit, which is needed to get a Building Permit from the Building Department.

Know if I’m in an overlay district or floodplain?

Look at these maps to determine if your parcel is within any of the Historic Overlay Districts. To determine if it's in a flood plain, call the Planning office at 843-665-2047.

Operate an Air Bnb in my house?

Determine the zoning of your parcel using this Zoning Map, then look at these Short Term Rental Conditions and apply to the Board of Zoning Appeals by calling the Planning Department and asking for a BZA Special Exception Application.

Apply for a variance from zoning requirements?

Apply to the Board of Zoning Appeals by calling the Planning Department and asking for a BZA Variance Application. 

Receive Planning approval for a new plat?

Submit copies of a plat with 4 or fewer lots to the Planning Department using this Summary Plat Application. Upon approval, the plat may be recorded with Florence County.

Operate a food truck?

Review the requirements outlined in this Food Truck Handout, then apply for a Zoning Compliance Permit Application for Land Use, which is needed to obtain a Peddler's License from the Business License Department.

Operate a home occupation?

Review the requirements outlined on this Home Occupation Handout, then apply for a Zoning Compliance Permit Application for Land Use, which is needed to obtain a Business License from the Business License Department.