Zoning Administration

The Town's Planning Department processes various zoning permits, zoning applications, and coordinates with numerous agencies to ensure consistency in public safety and land development. The Town reviews plans and issues permit approvals for development projects. Any development project requiring a zoning permit is reviewed by the Town’s Planning Director (formally reviewed by Charleston County until 2018) to ensure consistency with the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and executed development agreements. For development projects requiring a building permit, those plans are subsequently reviewed by the Town’s Building Department to ensure they meet applicable building codes.

Zoning Ordinance  Zoning Map Button

Dock Key Location Map  Future Land Use Map

*Prior to any development project, please verify official zoning with the Planning Department.


Planning Application/Forms
Variance Application Package
Special Exception Application Package
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment Application
Zoning District Map Amendment Application
Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application
Restrictive Covenants Affidavit
Letter of Intent
Subdivision Application
Planning Fee Schedule

Quick Links
Kiawah Island Community Association
Kiawah Island Architectural Review Board
Kiawah Island Utility
Kiawah Conservancy
Kiawah Island Real Estate
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Online Permitting Portal
St. Johns Fire District
South Carolina DHEC – OCRM
Town of Seabrook Island
Charleston County Government
Charleston County GIS