Civil Construction Plans

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Civil construction plans are required to go through a development plan review process coordinated by the Permit Application Center (PAC).  Development plan review is required to ensure that the layout and design of proposed development is compatible with surrounding uses and complies with City standards and ordinances.

Civil Construction Plan
Checklist and Application


 Other Forms and Checklists
for Plan Review
 Online Permits, Inspections and Plans
 Standard Details and Drawings

Major development sites require Site Plan approval from the Rock Hill Planning Commission prior to submitting detailed civil construction plans. Major sites include:

  • Residential development consisting of multiple family, townhomes or single-family attached, two- to four- family, and group living uses of 25 units or more. 
  • Non-residential development of buildings 20,000 sq. ft. or more.

Civil construction plans are usually submitted prior to architectural building construction plans but may be submitted simultaneously with building plans for review. Building plans and civil construction plans should be submitted as two separate packages and not combined as they will be reviewed separately.

The landscape and lighting plan is also required to be approved before a building permit can be issued. The landscape and lighting plan can be part of the civil construction plans or submitted for review separately. Please see the Landscape and Lighting Plan Checklist for information about what to submit.


Submit your Civil Construction Plans to the PAC. The PAC will route your plans to the appropriate City departments for plan review. Plan review typically takes 10 business days. Plans may be submitted online.

The following links will guide and assist you through the civil construction plan review process:

Plan Submittal - forms and checklists
NRCS Soil Survey for South Carolina
USGS Topo Maps
After Civil Plan Approval Checklist (PDF)
Closing Out Your Project


Please contact Kathy Paterniti at 803-329-5515 or by email.

Related Information

Business License Application
Landscape and Lighting Installation
Retaining Walls
Road Expansion and Construction
Stormwater and Erosion Control
Water and Sewer

Online Permits, Inspections and Plans Forms GIS Maps Zoning Ordinance Standard Details and Drawings