The Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017, will be held in the St. George County Council Chambers.

Planning & Development

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The below departments are located in the Human Services Building located at:

500 N. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 

Hours of Operation are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday, Excluding Holidays 


Building Services

The Building Services Department is responsible for the issuing of building permits both residential and commercial , new construction and renovations.  Building Services also conduct field inspections throughout the construction process to verify code compliance.

Inspections can be requested by calling (843) 832-0011. If you are requesting a next day inspection, you must call before 3:00 pm the business day prior to the date requested or via email at:  


Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Department administers and enforces the zoning ordinances, assist in the permitting process, identifies the zoning of property, staffs the planning commission and the board of zoning appeals and oversees the tree removal permit process.