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Contact the Planning Department to determine if it is possible to do so based on your lot size and current zoning. You will need to then submit 5 originals of a plat prepared by a surveyor to the Planning Department for review. The applicable water and sewer authority may also need to review the plat. Once it is approved by the Planning Department, it may be recorded in the Register of Deeds office for Georgetown County.
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Submit a rezoning application along with a $250 application fee and stamped, addressed, unsealed envelopes to adjacent property owners within 400 feet of your property. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on your request. County Council must give three readings to a rezoning change before it is final. The process typically takes about 120 days.
Accessory dwelling units or granny flats are allowed in most residential zoning districts with some conditions. Units are limited to 900 square feet of living space and may require a lot area of a certain size based on the zoning. Contact the Zoning Department at 843-545-3602 for more information.
If you are looking for a recorded plat of your property please contact the Register of Deeds office at 843-545-3088. If you are looking for an aerial view or zoning map, please contact the Planning or Zoning Departments at 843-545-3158.
Links to the County’s GIS servers are available on the GIS section of this website. Please contact the Zoning Department for confirmation of the most current designation as changes are approved monthly.