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Planning & Zoning

The Department of Planning and Zoning Services is preparing for the future of Sullivan’s Island by maintaining the residential character of neighborhoods, updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2018-2028, requiring historic protection of resources, protection of open space, among other initiatives. We also review all development projects, including residential home development, commercial construction, property subdivisions, and zoning regulations. 

Current Topics

  • Comprehensive Plan 2018-2028: Reference the Town’s draft Comprehensive Plan, dates for approval and all documentation.
  • Use the Interactive Cultural Resources Tour Map to discover the Island’s cultural resources, historic landmarks, and community events.
  • View our Interactive Zoning Map to see the location of your home and the designated zoning district and applicable overlay zones.    
  • Use the Interactive Historic District Map to discover your property’s historic status and surrounding historic district. 
  • Explore Island-wide public spaces, parks and protected lands.

Department staff also facilitates the Planning Commission, Tree Commission, Design Review Board, and Board of Zoning Appeals. Learn more about the decision-making bodies of the Town by visiting Boards and Commissions and a listing of frequently requested forms, documents and applications.

Getting Involved

The Town of Sullivan’s Island believes that everyone interested in, or affected by, an issue should have equal access to the planning and development process. Participate by attending meetings, including those scheduled regularly at Town Hall.

Reaching Us

We’re on the first floor of 2056 Middle Street at Town Hall. We are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community meetings hold regularly scheduled dates and times however, may vary based upon holiday closures. Let us know if you need to meet earlier or later and how we can help you.