The Florence County Planning Department updates and implements the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, transportation plans, land development ordinance and international building and residential codes that help shape the growth and character of Florence County communities. We encourage you to become involved with the public participation process.

From this site you can:

  • Review and comment on upcoming plans
  • Find upcoming and search archives from public meetings
  • Find permit applications and requirements
  • Access maps

Consolidated Zoning Ordinance

Beginning January 2, 2007, the Florence County Planning Department will be enforcing the Consolidated Zoning Ordinance Section 8.6 Filing Application Fees which will set the summary plat approval fee to $25.00. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact Tripp Ward with Florence County Planning Department at (843) 676-8600 or toll-free at 866-258-9232.

Public Notice

The Florence County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to amend the Florence County Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:30 P.M.. The proposed amendment will change the land use designation from Transitional Growth and Preservation to Commercial Growth and Preservation. The parcel location of the proposed amendment is 122 S. Georgetown Hwy., Johnsonville, SC.

The meeting will be held at the Florence City-County Complex, in Room 803, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC. All interested parties are invited to attend. If there are any questions, please contact the Planning Department at (843) 676-8600.

Comprehensive Plan Elements

The Florence County Planning Commission is currently in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. The following elements have been adopted or are proposed for adoption according to the document schedule link paired with each listing below:

Population Element

Cultural Resources Element

Natural Resources Element

Housing Element

Economic Element

Community Facilities Element

Administrative Procedures

Land Use Element

Transportation Element

Priority Investment Element