Darlington County Planning Commission
1 Public Square, Room 405
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Phone: (843) 398-4610
Fax: (843) 398-4649
The mission of the Darlington County Planning Department
is to promote the public health, safety and welfare through ensuring that the County
Development Standards Ordinance & policies, as well as State & Federal
regulations are followed equally by all those planning new development of their
land. Our goal is to assist the community, elected
& appointed officials, builders & developers and all others to create an atmosphere
of cooperation and participation in the betterment, continued development and lasting
growth of Darlington County.
The Planning Commission
meets once a month to hear, review and advise on land development issues, as well
as grant or deny approval for subdivisions, ordinances, towers, and variances. The
Commission works closely with the Planning Staff providing guidance, direction and
approval in proposed development and regulation.
The Planning Commission is an 8-member board, whose members are appointed by the Darlington County Council
for up to two 3-year terms. Members generally represent different parts of the County.
We work closely with many other County departments in planning & regulatory issues,
as well as with SCDOT (the State Highway Dept.), SCDHEC (for Septic Tanks, Stormwater
Mgmt, etc.) USACE (Army Corp. of Engineers), local engineers, surveyors and contractors
to help coordinate the many requirements associated with land development and the
issuance of development permits.
Planning also maintains and updates the GIS County-wide road map and database, is
responsible for the acquisition of County road right-of-way and drainage easements
and processes all paperwork for the acceptance of new roads into the County. The
staff also works closely with E-911 Addressing
to assure proper access to and location of properties receiving an address for Emergency
Response. Current projects include review & update of the Comprehensive Plan,
drafting, adoption & implementation of new Stormwater regulations under the
NPDES Phase II requirements and the South Darlington Watershed Drainage Project.
We invite your input and suggestions to make our service work to the benefit of
all the citizens of Darlington County. Please feel free to contact us using the
Planning Commission Meeting Schedule:
The staff receives all agenda items for the regular Planning Commission meetings.
These meetings are scheduled normally on the third Tuesday
of each month at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building on 1625 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington
just west of the Darlington Raceway at 5:30 PM. A complete request or application
to appear on the meeting agenda must be received no later than the
first Tuesday of each month.
Please contact us at: E-mail:
or call our office at (843) 398-4610 (Open 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday)
- Douglas Reimold, Director of Planning
- Rodney S. Tucker, AICP, Senior Planner
- Wayne Yarborough, Right-of-Way Agent
- Thomas Winburn, Draftsman & GIS Technician
- Julie Ritz, Administrative Assistant