Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for making decisions when an individual does not agree with the decision of a zoning enforcement officer, requests a variance from the standard zoning regulations or needs a special exception permit. This Board acts as a quasi-judicial body. Therefore, the decisions of this Board can only be appealed to Circuit Court.

Authority: Ordinance adopted by the Lancaster County Council on 7/25/94 (#240).

Governing Body: The Board of Zoning Appeals is composed of 7 members representing the 7 County Council Districts. Residency in the Council Member's district is required.

Term of Office: 4 year terms. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms, but will thereafter be ineligible for appointment for a period of two years.


Contact Information: 
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721     

Office Telephone:
(803) 416-9398

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster County Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 101 N. Main St. and other times at the call of the Chair.  In 2023, the July meeting has been moved to Tuesday, 7/11/2023 due to the July 4th holiday;  the November meeting has been moved to Tuesday 11/14/2023 due to Election Day.  

Board Members
 Beverly Williams  District 1  6/30/2025
 Kemesha Lowery  District 2  6/30/2023
 Keye Jones  District 3  6/30/2025
   District 4  6/30/2023
 Sheresa Ingram  District 5   6/30/2025
 Mike Couch  District 6  6/30/2023
 Frances Liu  District 7 - Chair  6/30/2025

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
Submittal Deadlines & Meeting Dates

NOTICE: February 7, 2023 meeting is cancelled. No items have been submitted for consideration.

Submittal Deadline(1st Tuesday of every month) BZA Meeting(1st Tuesday of every Month) 
 December 9, 2022  January 10, 2023  CANCELLED
 January 2, 2023  February 7, 2023 CANCELLED
 February 7, 2023  March 7, 2023 
 March 7, 2023  April 4, 2023 
 April 4, 2023  May 2, 2023 
 May 2, 2023  June 6, 2023 
 June 6, 2023  July 11, 2023
 July 5, 2023  August 8, 2023 
 August 8, 2023  September 5, 2023 
 September 5, 2023  October 3, 2023
 October 3, 2023  November 14, 2023
 November 7, 2023  December 5, 2023 
 December 5, 2023   January 2, 2024


BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS      
  Case #   Type   Hearing  Date   Decision
       
 VAR-2022-2006 WILSON FAMILY   Variance  11/01/2022  DENIED
 VAR-2022-2164 CONTINENTAL TIRE   Variance  11/01/2022  DENIED
 SE-2022-1556 SCHARPENBERG Special Exception  10/04/2022
 11/01/2022
(vote deferred)
 APPROVED
       

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