Effective Monday, December 21, 2020 public hours at the Administration Building will be 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Per County policy, face coverings (which fully cover the nose and mouth) are required in County facilities as of Thursday, August 13, 2020. Masks will be made available for those without. Citizens are urged to call or email before driving to a County Office. 

Please be advised that Lancaster County Development Services - Building, Planning, and Zoning departments will operate using an appointment system effective Monday, July 6, 2020. You may call these departments individually to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be allowed as schedule permits.

  • Contact Departments using these phone numbers:
  1. Planning: 803-285-6005
  2. Zoning: 803-416-9777
  3. Building: 803-285-1969
  • Services will continue to be provided via telephone, email, and through Evolve.
  • A bin will be placed in the main lobby of the Administration Building for any physical development plans that need to be dropped for submittal.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and Lancaster County Operations, go online to www.mylancastersc.org/COVID-19.

About Us

The Lancaster County Zoning Department is responsible for  administering the Unified Development Ordinance as adopted by Lancaster County Council, Town of Heath Springs Ordinance and Town of Kershaw Ordinance.  This office also enforces Zoning and Land Development regulations through Code Enforcement activities.  Our office provides recommended text amendments to the Planning Commission.  Our office also serves as the Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  The zoning staff is available to assist the public in obtaining information regarding uses and development of land in the County.

Office Information

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721

Shannon Catoe
Zoning Official/Director

Elaine Boone
Zoning Officer 

Jeff Mullis
Zoning Officer

Mika Garris
Development Coordinator

Julie Faile
Administrative Assistant
Board Of Zoning Appeals(BZA)
Submittal Deadlines & Meeting Dates

Submittal Deadline

(1st Tuesday of every month)

BZA Meeting

(1st Tuesday of every Month)

January 1, 2019  February 5, 2019
 February 5, 2019  March 5, 2019
 March 5, 2019  April 2, 2019 
 April 2, 2019   May 7, 2019
 May 7, 2019  June 4, 2019
 June 4, 2019  July 2, 2019
 July 2, 2019  August 6, 2019
 August 6, 2019  September 3, 2019
 September 3, 2019  October 1, 2019
 October 1, 2019  November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019  December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019  January 7, 2020