The Department of Planning and Zoning provides guidance for well-planned and sustainable long-term growth and development.

The department provides any technical and zoning assistance needed. Our guiding principles are to preserve the small-town character of Goose Creek, protect its natural resources, and promote community vitality.

Questions? Contact our planning department at (843) 797-6220, ext. 1116.

To request a Zoning Verification Letter, submit the request in writing via email.


The department strives to provide exceptional customer service as we perform a variety of services. Some of those services include:

  • Addressing
  • Providing information such as zoning ordinances, zoning classification, signage, tree removal, and requirements for new development and construction
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Facilitating the Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Floodplain management
  • GIS mapping
  • Plan reviewing for all construction projects, both residential and commercial
  • Zoning administration and enforcement

Boards and Commissions

Architectural Review Board

Planning Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals


View the city's Comprehensive Plan, updated in 2015.