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Housing & Community Development

The Housing & Community Development Department, located in City Hall, is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of ordinances and planning related development codes established to improve the physical environment and functional capabilities of the City. This Department is also charged with the task of reviewing plans and performing inspections of construction within the City limits to ensure that all structures are constructed safely and in compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances.

The Housing & Community Development Department handles the following:

  • Site and building plans review
  • Questions concerning zoning and flood zones
  • Development and subdivision inquiries
  • Building, electrical and plumbing permits
  • Inspection for all construction disciplines
  • GIS, mapping, and addressing
  • Applications to Architectural Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals or Planning Commission
  • Building code questions
  • Sign approval and permits

Street Address: 120 North Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 939, Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-545-4010
Fax: 843-545-4009

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon.- Fri.

Contact personnel:


Housing & Community Development FAQs


Special Area Management Plan (SAMP)
2011 Comprehensive Plan
Elevation Certificates
Flood Ordinance
Georgetown Waterfront Design Guidelines
Land Development Regulations

Hazard Mitigation Plan                                                                                                                                                 Tips on Selecting a Contractor                                                                                                                               Official Zoning Map                                                                                                                                                Building Fee Schedule


Boards and Commissions
Architectural ReviewZoning Appeals - Building Codes Appeals -Planning Commission