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Dorchester County fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. County meetings are conducted in accessible locations, materials can be provided in accessible formats, and provided in languages other than English. If you would like accessibility or language accommodation, please contact the Title VI Coordinator one week in advance of any meeting at Dorchester County at (843) 832-0144.

Planning Commission

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 79-27 on December 17, 1979, creating a Planning Commission, which was amended with Ordinance 82-25.  The Commission is composed of Seven County residents appointed by the majority of County Council with one from each of the seven Council Districts.  Members serve four-year terms, coinciding with the County Council District Representative.

The Planning Commission is tasked with:

  • Preparing and periodically revising a Comprehensive Plan
  • Preparing zoning ordinances and/or resolutions, regulations for the subdivision of land and Capital Improvements Plans
  • Reviewing and making recommendations for revisions to the Zoning and Land Development Standards

The Planning Commission meets at 4:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month.  Meetings are held in the Summerville County Council Chambers located at 500 N. Main Street (use the Cedar St entrance).

View Planning Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes