Planning & Zoning
Zoning & Land Development Regulations
Meggett Comprehensive Plan
Charleston County GIS
Plat - A drawing of the property that is drawn to scale showing all essential data pertaining to the boundaries and subdivisions of a tract of land, as determined by a survey. A plat must be prepared, signed and sealed by a registered professional land surveyor licensed by the state of South Carolina. Note: A plat must be approved by a governmental entity and recorded by the Register of Mesne Conveyance (RMC).
Site Plan - An engineer's scaled-size drawing of a parcel, showing the location of proposed and existing structures.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I found out the zoning on a specific piece of property?
If your property is within the jurisdiction of Charleston County, you can find the zoning by using the Charleston County GIS (Geographical Information System). You can also call or visit Town Hall to find out your zoning classification and what regulations may apply.
how do i have my property rezoned?
First, property owners should start by reading the allowed land usage table in the ZLDR for their appropriate Zoning District. If the intended use of the land requires Special Exception from the BZA, the property owner must file a Rezoning Application. This process can be started by contacting Charleston County Zoning & Planning at (843) 202-7225 to set up a pre-application meeting.
what are the restrictions on tree removal?
can I place a mobile home on my property?
Mobile Homes are allowed under the Town's ZLDR, however, to qualify as a permitted structure it must: meet all building code requirements, first floor elevation of these structures must be in compliance with current minimum height requirements of the Federal Flood Insurance Program, and must not violate the Town's density & dimensional standards. Additional questions can be directed to Town Hall at (843) 889-3622 or Charleston County Zoning & Planning at (843) 202-7225.
I have a large lot and would like to cut off a portion to give to my son/daughter. what steps do I take?
First, contact Charleston County Zoning & Planning at (843) 202-7225 to determine if it is possible to do so based on the size of the lot and current zoning. If it is possible to subdivide the property, you should schedule a pre-application conference with staff to review what you want to do prior to expending a lot of time, money, and effort in the plan that may not work. You can subdivide property according to the procedures contained in Chapter 16 of the ZLDR.