A Comprehensive Plan is the County's guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the County, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the County reach its preferred future goals.

Dorchester County held numerous public meetings and planning session to gain feedback and insight for the Comprehensive Plan.

The Plan was reviewed by staff and the Planning Commission who recommended its approval to County Council.

County Council gave three readings and held two public hearings, prior to approving/adopting the Comprehensive Plan. 

Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan - Amendment 1 (adopted 1.21.20)