Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for making decisions when an individual does not agree with the decision of a zoning enforcement officer, requests a variance from the standard zoning regulations or needs a special exception permit. This Board acts as a quasi-judicial body. Therefore, the decisions of this Board can only be appealed to Circuit Court.

Authority: Ordinance adopted by the Lancaster County Council on 7/25/94 (#240).

Governing Body: The Board of Zoning Appeals is composed of 7 members representing the 7 County Council Districts. Residency in the Council Member's district is required.

Term of Office: 4 year terms. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms, but will thereafter be ineligible for appointment for a period of two years.
Staff Liaison: Shannon Catoe,  Mika Garris, Zoning Clerk

Contact Information: 
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721     

Office Telephone:
(803) 416-9777

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster County Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 101 N. Main St. and other times at the call of the Chair.  

Board Members
 Beverly Williams  District 1  6/30/2025
 Kemesha Lowery  District 2  6/30/2023
 Keye Jones  District 3  6/30/2025
 Miller DeVenny  District 4  6/30/2023
Sheresa Ingram  District 5   6/30/2025
 Mike Couch  District 6  6/30/2023
 Frances Liu  District 7 - Chair  6/30/2025

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
Submittal Deadlines & Meeting Dates

Submittal Deadline(1st Tuesday of every month) BZA Meeting(1st Tuesday of every Month) 
January 5, 2021 February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021 March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021 April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021 May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021 June 1, 2021  - CANCELLED
June 1, 2021 July 6, 2021 - CANCELLED
July 6, 2021 August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021 September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021 October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021 November 2, 2021
November 2, 2021 December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021 January 4, 2022

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