CITY OF CHARLESTON
Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability
Zoning Division phone: 843.724.3781
2 George Street, Third Floor fax: 843.724.3772
Charleston, SC 29401 www.charleston-sc.gov
Tax map indicating the subject property
Recorded plat of the subject property
Rezoning application fee (check or cash payable to the City of Charleston)
For PUD applications, 15 copies of PUD Master Plan
I hereby acknowledge by my signature below that the foregoing application is complete and accurate and
that I am the owner of the subject property. I authorize the subject property to be posted and inspected and
this application to be heard by the Planning Commission of the City of Charleston on the meeting date
(ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED)
REZONING APPROVAL PROCESS
The rezoning process usually takes three to four months to complete.
1. PRE-APPLICATION REVIEW - Meet with City staff to receive comments on the proposed rezoning.
2. PLANNING COMMISSION - Submit completed color application, rezoning fee, tax map and recorded plat to the Zoning
Division by 12:00 pm on the deadline date to be placed on the Planning Commission agenda. Application must have
original signature of the owner; faxed and/or copied applications will not be accepted. Staff will review the application.
Incomplete submittals will be not be placed on the Planning Commission agenda. The Planning Commission will hold a
public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council for approval, approval with conditions, disapproval or
deferral of the rezoning.
3. CITY COUNCIL – After the Planning Commission makes its recommendation, the application will be forwarded to City
Council where another public hearing will be held approximately one month later. City Council will then give the
application first reading and make a decision to approve or disapprove the requested rezoning. Rezoning approvals
require a subsequent second and third reading, typically at the next scheduled Council meeting, before the rezoning is
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Date Time Fee Receipt
Staff Application Complete? Yes No
Planning Commission recommendation:
The Planning Commission heard the rezoning application and its recommendation to City Council is as follows:
Approval Approval with Conditions Disapproval
Chairman or Zoning Official