Planning and Community Development

The Planning & Community Development Department, located in City Hall, is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of ordinances and planning related development codes established to improve the physical environment and functional capabilities of the City. This Department is also charged with the task of reviewing plans and performing inspections of construction within the City limits to ensure that all structures are constructed safely and in compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances.

The Planning & Community Development Department handles the following:

  • Site and building plans review
  • Questions concerning zoning and flood zones
  • Development and subdivision inquiries
  • Building, electrical and plumbing permits
  • Inspection for all construction disciplines
  • Applications to Architectural Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Construction Board of Appeals, & Community Appearance Board
  • Building code questions
  • Sign approval and permits
  • Planning

Planning and Community Development is also the home to the City’s Geographic Information Systems management. GIS, as it’s commonly known, is a system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data in a geospatial form.  The system basically takes different types of data and links it to a particular location.  In a sense, GIS is the merging of cartography and database technology.

Here are some ways we use GIS:

  • Resource Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Cartography
  • Urban Planning
  • Criminology
  • Addressing
  • Code Enforcement
  • Permit Analysis

The link below is to the interactive Georgetown County GIS server.

County GIS Server

If you need help with any information in the City of Georgetown, (addressing, flood zones, parcel information, or zoning classification) please contact us in the Planning & Community Development Department at (843) 545-4010, fax at (843) 546-5435.

Street Address: 1134 North Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 939, Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-545-4010
Fax: 843-546-5435

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon.- Fri.

Planning & Community Development FAQs


Boards and Commissions:
Architectural Review – Zoning Appeals – Building Codes Appeals –Planning Commission