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.
Looking to change the zoning of your property? Visit the planning page for details regarding the Rezoning Process. For current rezonings view the Archives list

Informational Documents

Zoning Board of Appeals Forms & Applications