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 Thursday 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  6/30/2021
 Kemesha Lowery  District 2  6/30/2023
 Harvey Carnes  District 3  6/30/2021
   District 4  6/30/2023
 Darrell Reid  District 5  6/30/2021
 Mike Couch  District 6  6/30/2023
 Frances Liu  District 7  6/30/2021
 Shannon Catoe  Zoning Director  

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

Submittal Deadline(1st Tuesday of every month) BZA Meeting(1st Tuesday of every Month) 
January 7, 2020 February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020 March 3, 2020
March 3, 2020 April 7, 2020 
April 7, 2020 May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020 June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020 August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020 September 1, 2020
September 1, 2020 October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020 November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020 December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020 January 5 , 2021

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