Land Development

The Kershaw County Unified Code of Zoning and Land Development Regulations requires the Planning and Zoning Department to review and approve all plats for the subdivision of land within the unincorporated area of Kershaw County before the plat is recorded with the Register of Deeds (formerly the Clerk of Court). In order to assist the applicant and plat preparer with providing all of the information necessary for Planning and Zoning officials to make timely and accurate decisions on plat approvals, P&Z has developed Plat Approval Guidelines.

The Planning and Zoning Department also coordinates the administrative and Planning Commission review and approval of major residential subdivisions, commercial, industrial, apartment complex, and other large development projects.  The following table lists the seven classifications of land development projects and the divisions of Kershaw County government that are responsible for the review and approval of applications for these land development projects.

 CATEGORIES OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
REVIEW AND APPROVAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Development
Type
   Planning   
    Official    
    County
  Engineer   
   Building
    Official    
   Planning
Commission
    County
    Council   
Exempt
Subdivision
         X   
       
 
Minor
Subdivision
         X        
 
Major
Subdivision
         X         X            X  
 
Large Acreage
Residential Subdivision
         X         X      
 
Minor Group
Development
         X         X         X    
 
Major Group
Development
         X         X         X          X  
 
Planned   Development
District
         X         X            X  
        X
 Note:  Subdivisions or group developments may be developed under the  conservation and group development design provisions of the ZLDR.  All respective land development submittal requirements are applicable to conservation design projects.

 Lake Wateree Overlay District Regulations

Kershaw County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Tree Protection, Phased Site Clearing, and Water Quality Buffer Regulations

Land Development Submittal Application and Forms

All submittals shall be sent to:

    Kershaw County Planning and Zoning

    515 Walnut Street, Room 160
    Camden, SC 29020
    Phone: (803) 425-7233

 

Exempt Subdivision Submittal Packet

  1. Exempt Subdivision Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Exempt Subdivision Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form

Minor Subdivision Submittal Packet

  1. Minor Subdivision Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Minor Subdivision Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. DHEC Individual Lot Notice of Intent (IL-NOI)
  6. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  7. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  8. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Major Subdivision Submittal Packet

  1. Major Subdivision Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Major Subdivision Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. DHEC Individual Lot Notice of Intent (IL-NOI)
  6. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  7. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  8. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Large Acreage Single-Family Residential Development (on a private road) Submittal Packet

  1. Large Acreage Subdivision Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Large Acreage Subdivision Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. DHEC Individual Lot Notice of Intent (IL-NOI)
  6. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  7. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  8. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Minor Group Development Submittal Packet

  1. Minor Group Development Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Minor Group Development Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  6. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  7. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Major Group Development Submittal Packet

  1. Major Group Development Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. Major Group Development Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  6. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  7. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Planned Development District (PDD) Submittal Packet

  1. PDD Definition and Submittal Checklist
  2. PDD Application Form
  3. Restrictive Covenants Form
  4. DHEC Notice of Intent (NOI)
  5. KC Designer Plan Review Checklist
  6. KC Permanent Stormwater System Maintenance and Responsibility Agreement
  7. DHEC Notice of Termination (NOT)

Map of Kershaw County Sewer Service Areas
Map of Kershaw County Water Service Areas

Groundcovers, Shrubs, and Trees

Fact Sheets of Zoning and Land Development Regulations (PDF)