Zoning and Land Development Standards

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Ordinance 04-13

An ordinance of the county of Dorchester, South Carolina, regulating the location and use of buildings, structures, land; the size of buildings and other structures, the size of the yards, the density and distribution of population; creating districts for said purposes and establishing the boundaries thereof; defining certain terms used herein; providing for the method of administration and amendment; providing for the Board of Zoning Appeals; and, providing for the imposition of penalties for the violation of the provisions of the ordinance to be effective in the unincorporated portions of Dorchester County.

Zoning and Land Development Standards Content (PDFs):

Table of Content

Cover Page


Articles I-IV

  • Article l: Authority, Purpose and Enactment Clause

  • Article ll: Title

  • Article lll: Jurisdiction and Repeal

  • Article lV: Establishment of District and District Maps

Article V: General Provisions

Article VI: Use Group Descriptions

Article VII: Suburban District Regulations

Article VIII: Suburban Transition District Regulations

Article IX: Rural District Regulation

Article X: Supplemental Provisions

Article XI: Special Areas

Article XII: Environmental Performance Standards

Article XIII: Site Development Standards

Article XIV: Administration, Enforcement & Amendments

Article: XV-XVI

  • Article XV: Board of Zoning Appeals

  • Article XVI: Planning Commission

Article XVII – XIX

  • Article XVll: Land Development Approvals Required

  • Article XVlll: Land Development Application, Review and Approval Process

  • Article XlX: Development Documentation Requirements 

Article XX-XXI

  • Article XX: Design Standards

  • Article XXl: Required Improvements and Construction Standards

Article XXII- XXIV

  • Article XXll: Modifications

  • Article XXlll: Financial Improvement Guarantees

  • Article XXIV: Maintenance Requirements 

Article: XXV Definitions of Terms

Article XXVI: Legal Status Provisions

Article XXVII: Vested Property Rights