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Zoning regulations are the primary mechanism to help create a quality community for everyone, which helps protect the property values of individual owners as well. When you're starting a project, the first step is often a zoning hearing or related plan approval process that often must be heard by one of the City's boards or commissions.

The following approvals generally require a longer review period, especially if a public hearing is required. Many of these require a pre-application conference with staff. This extra step helps us to help you anticipate the issues that might arise in completing your application. Click below for the approval that you think you need. If you're not sure, please call Melody Kearse at 803-329-7088 about these zoning related processes.

Annexation & Rezoning


Historic District Information



Landscape & Site Lighting

Boards & Commissions


Site Plans, Surveys & Subdivisions

Zoning Verification & Records Request


Zoning Ordinance & Maps

Determining the Zoning of a Property


Zoning Plan Reviews

Sign Permits   FOIA Requests

Zoning Ordinance

 Zoning Ordinance

The City of Rock Hill's Zoning Ordinance and Development Regulations were adopted in December 2005 and became effective March 1, 2006.  The Ordinance was a major undertaking to update, clarify and strengthen most aspects of the City's development regulations. The Rock Hill Zoning Ordinance is a unified document that includes all of the City's development regulations.

For a current list of the uses permitted in each zoning district, see List of Permitted Uses.
For the complete listing of historic properties, see Historic Properties & Districts within the City of Rock Hill.

The City is constantly evaluating the provisions of the ordinance as well as trying to make it easier to use.  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Forms GIS Maps Plan Info and Public Hearings GIS Map Search Open for Business Program

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