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Location: Room 222, 129 Screven Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Telephone: (843) 545-3158
Fax: (843) 545-3299

Georgetown County Department of Planning & Code Enforcement
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.(except for legal holidays)
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 421270, Georgetown, SC 29442-4200
Directions: Office is located on the 2nd floor of the historic Georgetown County Courthouse building.
Contact: Boyd Johnson - Director of Planning and Code Enforcement


Department Functions:

To develop a comprehensive and innovative land use planning program. To create viable solutions for the future growth and development of Georgetown County. This task includes providing implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, establishing special project standards for beaches and dunes, and reviewing proposed land use plans. Additional tasks include:

  • Protection of highway efficiency
  • Improvement of zoning
  • Creation of greenways and parks
  • Protection of dedicated areas
  • Development of a capital improvement plan for the advanced acquisition of land/real estate for public facilities

Tree Removal:

Tree Protection Rules



Board of Architectural Review:

Zoning Board of Appeals:

Planning Commission:

Comprehensive Plan

This list does not include all elements of the Comprehensive Plan, additional elements will be added as they are revised and approved.



Disclaimer: Ordinances are amended frequently and time may lapse before the online version is updated. People are encouraged to contact the Planning Office or Zoning Office at (843) 545-3158 to be sure they are using the current ordinance. Georgetown County is not responsible for the use of any information on this website.