COVID-19 Update: On a temporary basis, all in-person business with the Planning & Development Services Department is by appointment only. Online submissions and assistance by phone are highly encouraged. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Zoning staff to meet in our location at 18 W. Liberty Street in York, call 803-909-7230.
The Zoning Division is responsible for coordinating development in York County. The zoning staff is available to assist the public in obtaining information regarding use and development of land in the County. Staff also reviews development plans for conformance with the County's ordinance and development regulations.
- Implementation of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
- Processing development related applications permits
- Provide administrative support and prepare staff reports to the Zoning Board of Appeals
- Enforce Zoning, Nuisance, and Land Development regulations through Code Enforcement activities.
- Maintaining public records of all land use and zoning permit applications and Board rulings.
- Maintain the Zoning and Land Development Ordinances and provide recommended text amendments to the Planning Commission.
- Review and approve subdivision plats and non-residential site plans for compliance with York County development regulations.
- Variance Application and Instructions_ZBA (PDF)
- Administrative Appeals Application and Instructions_ZBA (PDF)
- PC Admin Appeal Application For Planning Commission
- Communication Tower Public Service Use Application and Instructions_ZBA (PDF)
- Public Service Use Application and Instructions_ZBA (PDF)
- Special Exception Application and Instructions_ZBA (PDF)
- Emergency Temporary Dwelling Permit (PDF)
- Fireworks Stand Permit Application and Instructions - Temporary (PDF)
- Home Occupation Application greater than 5 Acres (PDF)
- Home Occupation Application less than 5 Acres (PDF)
- Individual Plat Approval Form (PDF)
- Lake Wylie Catawba River Buffer Permit Application and Instructions (PDF)
- Lake Wylie Catawba River Buffer Waiver Request Application (PDF)
- Performance Standards Agreement (PDF)
- Power Authorization Request and Instructions (PDF)
- Rezoning Application (PDF)
- Roadside and Produce Stands -Temporary (PDF)
- Sign - Permanent Permit Application (PDF)
- Sign - Temporary Permit Application and Instructions (PDF)
- Subdivision and Off-Premise Sign Application and Instructions - Temporary (PDF)
- Violation Complaint Form (PDF)
- Zoning Verification Request Form (PDF)