The Board hears requests for zoning variances and special exceptions to traditional zoning regulations such as use, building setbacks, height restrictions, and parking requirements. The Board also hears appeals to staff decisions on these matters.
Zoning variance requests must meet the variance test set by the State of South Carolina. To approve special exceptions, the board must determine whether a specific proposal satisfies conditions set forth in the zoning ordinance.
To apply, submit a completed application (PDF), along with the required information and fee, to the Zoning Division office. Applications are due by Noon on the deadline date. A sign will be posted on the property, and the request will be reviewed at a public hearing conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals - Zoning, before the board makes its decision.
There is a five business day appeal period following the date of a board approval, except that for use variances, the appeal period is 15 calendar days. No permits may be issued until this appeal period has expired. An appeal to the board requesting reconsideration of their decision stays all further action on the application.