Planning & Development Services


The Planning and Development Services Department oversees the land use planning, building and environmental compliance functions of the County. This Department is responsible for implementing and enforcing building and code regulations, issuing building and land disturbance permits, updating and implementing the County's Comprehensive Plan "York Forward 2035", enforcing County Zoning, Nuisance, and Subdivision Codes, and administering the County's stormwater management and floodplain ordinances. 


  • Coordinate, oversee, and administer the implementation of the York County Comprehensive Plan;
  • Supervise and coordinate the enforcement of the International Codes series, Zoning Ordinance, Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Ordinance and Subdivision Code;
  • Serve as staff liaison to the York County Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, York County Forever, and the Building Board of Appeals;
  • Schedule, advertise, and facilitate various community meetings, public hearings, and presentations;
  • Issue residential and commercial building permits and perform building inspections;
  • Investigate Code Enforcement complaints;
  • Perform inspections of active construction sites for compliance with erosion and sediment control ordinances and laws;
  • Perform post-construction monitoring for best management practices;
  • Review and approve construction plans, final plats, asbuilts, commercial site plans, Traffic Impact Analyses, home occupation permits, and minor subdivisions plats;
  • Review and administer rezoning, preliminary plat, special exceptions, and variance applications;
  • Assist the public with inquiries regarding land use and development/building related issues;

​Fort Mill School Impact Fee St​udy:

 Fort Mill School District's Impact Fee Study and Capital Improvement Plan was presented to the Planning Commission on April 9, 2018. You can view the report, resolution, and PowerPoint Presentation here. If you have questions, please contact Audra Miller, Growth Management Coordinator for York County, at


The attached presentation has been revised from its original version presented to the County Planning Commission. During the presentation a discrepancy was noted for the cost of land purchases included in the report. An incorrect value was listed for the purchase of one site and another purchased site was left off of the list. There was also an update to the formula used to calculate the debt service credit. Once the correct land values were used, along with the updated formula, the total for the fee allowable by law was increased by $13 from the original amount presented to the commission. Updated presentation & Report

Fort Mill School District Impact Fee Meeting Schedule


The following is the meeting schedule for the Fort Mill School Impact Fee Ordinance.  Note:  The County will be updating its General Impact Fee Enabling Ordinance at the same time.  The County’s Enabling Ordinance establishes the policies and procedures for implementing impact fees. This ordinance does not implement Countywide impact fees.  

  • May 14 – Planning Commission Recommendation on Fort Mill School District Impact Fee and County Enabling Ordinances (1070 Heckle Blvd., Ste 104, Rock Hill, SC)
  • May 21 – County Council First Reading of Fort Mill School District Impact Fee and County Enabling Ordinances (Council Meeting Chambers 6th S. Congress Street, York, SC)
  • June 27 – County Council Second Reading and Public Hearings for Fort Mill School District Impact Fee and County Enabling Ordinances (McCelvey Center 212 E. Jefferson Street, York, SC)
  • July 16 – County Council Third Reading for Fort Mill School District Impact Fee and County Enabling Ordinances (Council Meeting Chamber 6th S. Congress Street, York, SC)
All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. Public input will only be taken at the public hearings scheduled for June 27. If you have any questions, please contact Audra Miller at 803-792-2010 or 

Copies of the ordinances will be included in the Planning Commission and County Council meeting agenda packets posted here:

Important Notices 


  • Starting  July 1, 2018 the York County Planning and Development Services Department will initiate a new rezoning application process.  The purpose of the changes are to be more inclusive of the public earlier on in the application process.  Public Comment will now be considered by staff prior to the creation and presentation of the staff report and the Planning Commission rendering their recommendation to County Council.  

  • Council approved a fee increase September 5, 2017, with an effective date of November 1, 2017, for building permits and grading plans and approved the implementation of fees for TIA reviews, Power Authorization Letters, and Utility Plan Reviews. New rates and fees.

Digital Plan Submittal

York County now offers digital plan submittal and you can access this feature through the Evolve Public website. Hard copies are no longer required, but this Department will continue to accept them. If you need assistance with a digital submittal, please contact Bea McCarter at 803-909-7238. All required documents must be included in your submittal. Updates on the status of your submittal will be available online.