Pursuant to the town's Development Standards Ordinance (DSO), no subdivision shall be made, platted or recorded for any purpose, nor shall parcels resulting from such subdivisions be sold or offered for sale, unless such subdivision meets all the requirements of the town's subdivision regulations and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the DSO.
In general, most subdivision plats must be reviewed and approved by the town's Planning Commission for conformity with the requirements of the DSO, pursuant to the review procedures outlined in Articles 14 and 15 of the DSO.
There are two main steps involved in the review and approval of a subdivision plat: a preliminary plat and a final plat. No land development activities may occur until a preliminary plat has first been approved by the Planning Commission. No lots may be physically subdivided and sold or offered for sale until a final plat has been approved by the Planning Commission and recorded in the Charleston County Register of Deeds Office (ROD).
The following types of subdivision plats are considered "exempt" by the DSO and may be reviewed and approved administratively by the Zoning Administrator:
For assistance in filing a subdivision plat, please contact Joe Cronin, Zoning Administrator, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subdivision Review Fees
Exempt Plat Review Fees:
Preliminary Plat Review Fees:
Final Plat Review Fees:
When submitting a final plat for recording purposes, please include at least four (4) paper copies with a minimum size of 11" x 17".
All plats must conform to the Charleston County ROD Plat Recording Requirements (Click for PDF).