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Digital Plan Submittal:


Working with York County Planning and Development Services has never been easier! You can now submit projects and apply for permits online. Click on the blue box above to get started.

You can set-up a unique account to access permit applications, upload site and building plans, schedule inspections, pay fees, and more. We want you to have the fastest, easiest, and most convenient experience working with the County and our online permitting system. Contact us with any questions, or if you need help setting up your online account at 803-909-7200.

  • All required documents must be included at the time of submittal.
  • View our payment (PDF) policies.
  • Updates on the status of your submittal will be available online.


  • December 20, 2019, Policy on Permitting, Design and Construction of Earth Retaining Structures or Retaining Walls 
This policy is intended to provide clarification of requirements for the design, permitting and construction of earth retaining structures or retaining walls within the unincorporated areas of York County.

  • October 21, 2019, County Council approved new and amended fees under CHAPTER 31: SECTION 31.01 - Rates, Fees and Charges of the York County Code of Ordinances. 

The purpose of these changes is to address the varying level of costs associated with road construction and materials for the three types of roadways typically permitted by York County by appropriately varying the bond amount required for these roadway types to be dedicated to the County.  The fee changes include the following bond amounts under Engineering and Public Works Departments and are effective as of October 21, 2019 for all applicable construction projects.

  • Improvement guarantee fund: local roadway section with curb and gutter      
    $55 per foot of roadway
  • Improvement guarantee fund: local roadway section with ditch 
    $40 per foot of roadway
  • Improvement guarantee fund: light commercial / industrial roadway section
    $70 per foot of roadway

Roads/Water/Sewer Forms & Files

Roads/Water/Sewer Forms & Files
York County Development Services Center's purpose is to assist developers with the all facets of the development review process. Its primary goal is to ensure timely review of plans and to serve as the primary contact point during the review process. Our department acts as a liaison between County departments, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and property owners. We track the review of all plans, route them to the applicable departments, compile all comments and provide them to the developer/company representative for revision. The Center is committed to providing quality service to all our customers. If at any time during this process you have a question, our Customer Service Representatives will be available to help. If you have technical questions regarding your permit application, we can provide you with the name and contact information of the person who can best help you.

As part of our commitment to quality customer service, we promise to make every effort to assist applicants, respond to inquiries, and resolve complaints or concerns in a professional, courteous and timely manner. We are constantly striving to better our services and welcome your feedback. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please feel free to contact us at any time. Quality Service Matters!