The Town’s planning and zoning functions are handled by the Charleston County Planning Department (acting as the Town Planning Department), the Kiawah Island Planning Commission and the Kiawah Island Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Town’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Ordinances, Article 12, can be found here. Their technical services include but are not limited to processing applications for: zoning permits, subdivision of land, re-zonings, planned developments, variance requests, special exception requests, site plan review, zoning & land Development Regulations Ordinance text amendments, Comprehensive Plan amendments and appeals of administrative decisions. Access the Town of Kiawah Island Comprehensive Plan (2015) here.
In addition, the department coordinates with Police, Fire and Emergency Services departments to assure accuracy, consistency and agreement of addresses, street names and any newly annexed properties for use by the 9-1-1 emergency system. The Planning Department administers the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and key Development Plans with Kiawah Partners and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Zoning & Planning Department
Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405
John W. Taylor, Jr. – Planner II