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Zoning regulations address the use of property, the location, size, and height of buildings, parking requirements, the protection of trees, landscaping requirements, the use of signs, and other aspects of land use and development. These requlations are contained in the zoning ordinance.

Also included in the zoning ordinance are rules for subdividing property, and procedures for administering and amending zoning regulations.

The Zoning Division, within the Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability, is responsible for administering zoning regulations by assisting the public with questions and reviewing construction plans and development proposals. Violations are enforced through the City's Livability Court. To file a complaint or notify us of a possible violation, you can send us an email, or call 843-724-3755 or 843-973-7243.

Common requests handled by the Zoning Division:
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Genita Hanna
Department Assistant

2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-3781
Fx: 843-724-3772