Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department

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Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department, a Building Department, at North Main Street, Summerville SC.


Name
Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department
Address
520 North Main Street
Summerville, South Carolina, 29483
Phone
843-563-0020
Fax
843-832-0037
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department

The Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department, located in Summerville, South Carolina, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
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Dorchester County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Dorchester County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Dorchester County Residential Housing Units
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units59,0382,229,324
Occupied Housing Units54,028 (91.5%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Dorchester County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes36,569 (67.7%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,719 (3.2%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments681 (1.3%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,911 (3.5%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,471 (4.6%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,819 (7.1%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,858 (12.7%)302,490 (16.2%)
Dorchester County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later1,182 (2.2%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20133,218 (6.0%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 200917,358 (32.1%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199919,135 (35.4%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 197910,192 (18.9%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 19591,922 (3.6%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,021 (1.9%)75,127 (4.0%)
Dorchester County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
1 Room269 (0.5%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,671 (6.8%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms17,911 (33.2%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,261 (33.8%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms13,916 (25.8%)389,981 (20.8%)
Dorchester County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom289 (0.5%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom2,812 (5.2%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms36,202 (67.0%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms14,725 (27.3%)383,870 (20.5%)
Dorchester County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Dorchester CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities53,927 (99.8%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities53,783 (99.5%)1,857,993 (99.3%)