Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods
The Department of Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods provides services related to the following areas.
October Proclaimed Community Planning Month
Mayor Haynie joined communities across the country to celebrate the role planning plays in formulating our Town through a proclamation declaring October as Community Planning Month. Established in 2006, National Community Planning Month is celebrated each October as a way to highlight the role of planners and the importance of good planning in our communities. Planning can be summed up as comprehensive, community-focused and enhancing choices. While many people may not realize it, planning has a significant impact on their day-to-day life. From where they live, to how they commute, to the type of home they live in, planning plays a vital role in a person’s life and well-being.
See all that the PLAN Department has to offer by perusing the Town's website and by reviewing our Community Planning Month page. You can also follow the Town of Mount Pleasant on social media to partake in our month-long celebration of planning! You can also learn more about the national celebration by visiting https://planning.org/ncpm/ or joining the conversation with #planningmonth.
The Divisions of Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods
The Office of Neighborhood Livability works proactively to improve neighborhood livability in Mount Pleasant through protecting community character, enriching neighborhoods, administering the Town ordinances, and implementing the Comprehensive Plan.
This office will focus on defining ways to enrich and strengthen our neighborhoods--the places where we live, work, and play. This will be accomplished by defining community character through public involvement plans and processes, and enriching neighborhoods through on-the-ground initiatives and programs. The expansion of programs will be a work in progress over the coming years, as we identify and build the additional resources that we need.
The Office of Community Planning and Zoning assumes the responsibility of administering and enforcing the Town's zoning ordinances, land development regulations, and municipal impact fees. The planning area extends from the Ravenel Bridge north to Guerins Bridge Road and includes land outside the Town's corporate limits.
The Town's Code of Ordinances were enacted to best promote the interests of the citizens and property holders of the municipality. The ordinances include the Zoning Code and Land Development Regulations which are based, in part, and designed to implement the Comprehensive Plan to help ensure efficient, equitable, and reasoned land use decisions.
- Do I need a permit to remove a tree in my yard?
- Do I need a permit to trim a tree?
- Can I have an apartment over my garage?
- How do I get a plat or map of my property?
- Do I need a permit to replace or change sign faces?
- Do I need a sign permit to move a sign from my old business location to a new location?