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Building and Zoning Staff

Joe Henderson- Director of Planning and Zoning Administrator

Joe Henderson has served as Director of Planning and Zoning Administrator since June of 2013. As Director, he oversees and staffs the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Tree Commission and the issuance of zoning compliance for all Building Permits and Business Licenses. Joe can be reached at 843-883-5731 or

Randy Robinson- Building Official

Randy Robinson has served as Building Official since 93. Growing up the Island, Randy joined the SI Volunteer Fire & Rescue in the early 80’s & became a firefighter in 88. After Hurricane Hugo, he was hired as a building inspector to aid in rebuilding after the storm. He is responsible for all Building & Floodplain functions. Randy is 843-883-5732 or

Max Wurthmann- Building Inspector

Max Wurthmann started working as a Building Inspector for the Town in 2018. In 2019, he received his license as a Residential Building Inspector.  Max’s primary responsibility is performing a variety of inspections and assisting with various tasks in the building department. Max can be reached at 843-883-5752 or

Jessi Gress- Business License and Permit Technician

Jessi Gress started working for the Town as a receptionist in February of 2017. She took the position of Business Licensing and Permit Technician in February of 2018. Her job duties include processing and issuing building permits, business licenses and general administrative customer service. She can be reached at 843-883-5727 or