Planning & Development Services

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    New Water and Sewer Specifications and Standard Details

    York County recently received SCDHEC approval of new water and sewer specifications including standard details on June 8, 2021. Read on and see attached...
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    Residential Design Standards in Lake Wylie Ordinance - Adopted

    County Council has adopted an ordinance to require residential design standards in Lake Wylie. Read on...
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    Open Space Ordinance Adopted

    The York County Council adopted an ordinance on February 1, 2021 that will better address open space and tree preservation in York County. Read on...
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Responsibilities



The Planning and Development Services Department oversees all aspects of land development in the unincorporated areas of York County, including long-range planning, zoning, permitting, and environmental compliance. The department is responsible for developing and implementing plans and policies for land development; administering the building, planning and development, zoning, subdivision, floodplain damage prevention, and stormwater management and sediment control ordinances; issuing building and land disturbance permits; and enforcing all ordinances applicable to land usage.

Boards and Commissions

The Planning and Development Services liaises with the following boards and committees, whose membership is appointed by York County Council: 

  • Building Board of Appeals
  • Planning Commission
  • Stormwater Appeals Board
  • York County Forever
  • Zoning Board of Appeals