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Due to COVID-19, Georgetown County offices are open on a limited basis at this time. Residents are asked to call or e-mail before coming to county facilities. Many requests can be met virtually, saving you a trip. Admittance to county facilities is currently on an appointment-only basis.

Those seeking permits from the Planning and Zoning Departments may print permit applications online from the Applications section of this page. Completed applications and scanned copies of attachments may be emailed to Planning. Credit card payments can be made by calling (843) 545-3158. Check payments and hard copies can be mailed to Georgetown County Planning Department, P.O. Drawer 421270, Georgetown, SC, 29442. For assistance, or if you are unable to access our applications online, please contact the Planning Department at 843-545-3158 or the Zoning Department at 843-545-3602.


Boyd Johnson, Director

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




US 17 Companion Corridor Study Information

Updated Nov. 4, 2019

Clink on the link below to access drawings and documents from the Companion Corridor Study charrette that was held at the Waccamaw Neck Library Oct. 21-24. These drawings are draft documents that were produced that week.  The consultants from Stantec will be back in mid to late January to get input on preliminary recommendations for the Study.  More information about that public meeting will be provided as it becomes available. 

Please contact the Planning Department for more information. 

Charrette Drawings

US 17 Corridor Plan Public Workshop


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.