**PLEASE CONTACT THE ANDERSON COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR AT (864) 260-4719 OR GO TO ANDERSON COUNTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING ADMINISTRATION, INTERPRETATION, OR ENFORCEMENT OF THE ANDERSON COUNTY ZONING MAP OR ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 70)**
Anderson County practices referendum based zoning by Voting Precinct. Any registered voter may obtain and circulate a petition requesting a zoning referendum in their precinct. Once a petition containing signatures from 15% of the registered voters residing in unincorporated areas of that voting precinct have been obtained, County staff will file the petition and set a date for the referendum. Public meetings are held by Planning staff to gather input from the area residents and property owners to develop a preliminary zoning map of the precinct. County Council holds a public hearing and two readings prior to the referendum. If the referendum results in majority approval of zoning, Council will then consider adopting and implementing the proposed zoning map at final reading.
How do I Apply for Zoning in My Precinct?
Zoning Referendum Petition
A property owner has the right to request a zoning map amendment for their property. In order to apply, the property owner or his/her agent must submit a completed rezoning application to the Planning & Community Development staff along with the appropriate fee. The public is notified through a public notice in the Anderson-Independent Mail, signs posted on the property, and postcards sent to all property owners within 2000' of the zoning map amendment request. The request is then heard by a district specific Zoning Advisory Group, which forwards a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After a public hearing, the Planning Commission makes a formal recommendation to County Council. County Council then holds a public hearing on the request before first reading. After the County Council public hearing, the request requires three readings prior to formal adoption of the zoning map amendment.
Rezoning Fee Schedule
Submittal Dates and Hearing Schedule 2017
2017 Active Requests, as of November 17, 2017
2016 Rezoning Requests