PUBLIC NOTICE

Dorchester County Planning & Zoning Permit Applicants:

Effective immediately, Planning & Zoning will once again require either a signed letter of intent or a copy of a contract to accompany ALL permit applications.

Some time ago, that requirement was removed to simplify the permit process, but doing so has caused many issues for the department.

Having this requirement will actually simplify the process and prevent complications for the department, contractors and applicants.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Susan E. Webb, Director, Planning & Zoning

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Floodplain Information

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Hotel Tax for Short-term Rentals and Hotels

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