Zoning Board of Appeals

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Term of Office:
3 years

The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals and grants variances to the Zoning Code. The Board was formed May 24, 1965. Decisions made by the Zoning Board of Appeals may be appealed only through the courts.

Seven members appointed by City Council. Members must reside within the Rock Hill City limits.

  • Hear appeals and grant variances to the Zoning Ordinance.
  • The Board rules on three types of appeals: Administrative Review, Special Exceptions and Requests for Variances.
  • Have a general understanding of the Zoning Code.
  • Observe attendance requirements.
  • Appeals of the Board are handled by a court of record within 30 days of a decision.
  • Must attend state-mandated six-hour orientation training within one year of appointment and attend at least three hours of continuing education each year.
Meeting Schedule:
The Board meets at 6:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in Council Chambers at City Hall. Meetings usually consist of four or more appeals, and occasionally last three or more hours. Members are encouraged to visit the sites on the agenda prior to meetings.

Staff Contact:
Melody Kearse, Planning & Development Services, 803-329-7088.


Member Position Term
Rodney Cullum
Matthew Crawford  Chair 05/12/08-05/01/21
Randy Sturgis
Michael Smith
John Antrim
Stacey Reeves    04/14/14-05/01/20
Keith Sutton
Vice-Chair  03/10/14-05/01/19

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