The Anderson County Development Standards Office is responsible for reviewing new and existing land use development plans and applications, commercial, large-scale projects, industrial, multi-family, subdivisions, zoning, and floodplain development permit applications, assist with request for zoning inquires, accept septic tank permit applications for SCDHEC, respond to complaints of land use and zoning violations, answer citizen inquires, process appeals and variances regarding land development and zoning codes.
OUR LAND ORDINANCES:
Land Use Development Standards Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance were enacted to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the general public by ensuring the orderly development of the County through the fair and consistent administration and enforcement. These ordinances protect both the property owner's interest in their own property as well as neighboring properties of the residents of Anderson County.
LAND USE COMPLIANCE PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR:
- New Construction, Residential, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family, Subdivisions
- Structures located within the 100 Year Special Flood Hazard Area
- Additions to Existing Structures
- Manufactured Homes
- Site Improvements
- Filling, Grading, Excavation, Mining and Dredging
- Home Based Businesses
- New Signs Temporary Signs and Sign Modifications
- Accessory Structures, Temporary Buildings, and Detached Structures
Summary Plats should read: A summary plat is the division of land into 7 lots or less during any three year period. All plats showing new lots must be submitted for approval to the Development Standards Office with a completed PLAT APPROVAL APPLICATION prior to recording the plat. Please allow for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours for approval. A plat is exempt from the review process if it is a RESURVEY of an existing lot of record with No changes to existing lot lines. Plats showing resurvey must have the EXEMPTION FROM REVIEW PROCESS Statement on the plat or you may get a sticker from the Register of Deeds Office to place on your plat. Plats located within cities and towns within Anderson County are required to submit the plat to the appropriate jurisdiction for approval prior to submitting to the Register of Deeds Office. Land submitted for lots with over 7 lots must follow the formal subdivision submittal process listed below with the subdivision approval process.