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The Planning and Zoning Department guides development in Dorchester County and oversees the County’s Zoning & Land Development Standards to preserve the highest quality of life for Dorchester County residents.

Staff is responsible for administering and enforcing zoning ordinances, assisting with the commercial and residential permit process, staffing the Board of Zoning Appeals Board and the Planning Commission, reviewing and approving tree removal permits, preparing and administering a Comprehensive Plan and identifying proper zoning of property.



Mailing Address & Office Location:
500 N. Main St.
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays,  scheduled appointments appreciated

Phone: 843-832-0020               



Planning & Zoning Staff 

Senior Planner:  Kiera Reinertsen 

Planner: Mary Jane "MJ" Blatchford                                                                                    

Land Surveying Technician: Tiffany Heber

Land Surveying Technician: Juanita Williams 

Admin III: Jennifer Cook


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Last updated: 6/13/2017 9:03:23 AM