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Board of Zoning Appeals Zoning (BZA-Z)
Meetings & Agendas
The Board of Zoning Appeals - Zoning (BZA-Z) typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 2 George Street, 1st Floor, Public Meeting Room (Room #1403). Agendas are available prior to the meetings and results are available following the meetings.
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The Board hears requests for zoning variances and special exceptions to traditional zoning regulations such as use, building setbacks, height restrictions, and parking requirements.  The Board also hears appeals to staff decisions on these matters.

Zoning variance requests must meet the
variance test set by the State of South Carolina. To approve special exceptions, the board must determine whether a specific proposal satisfies conditions set forth in the zoning ordinance.

To apply, submit a completed application, along with the required information and fee, to the Zoning Division office at the Zoning Counter of the Permit Center, 2 George Street, First Floor.   Applications are due by 12 p.m. on the deadline date. A sign will be posted on the property, and the request will be reviewed at a public hearing conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals - Zoning, before the board makes its decision.

There is a five business day appeal period following the date of a board approval, except that for use variances, the appeal period is 15 calendar days. No permits may be issued until this appeal period has expired. An appeal to the board requesting reconsideration of their decision stays all further action on the application.

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Permit Center Hours of Operation: 
M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed every 3rd Tuesday of each month 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday. 
(includes permit issuance, business licensing, BAR, DRB, Zoning, and code review). 

Pennye Ashby
Zoning Planner

2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-7177
Fx: 843-724-3772