Planning & Development

Planning Division   (843) 280-5566
     
  Director of Planning & Development James Wood, AICP
  Principal Planner Aaron Rucker, AICP
  Senior Planner Sean Hoelscher, AICP
  Planner Dawn E. Snider
     
     
The Planning Division is responsible for staff assistance to the North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission in its development of the City's "Comprehensive Planning Process" as defined by State Law annexations, enforcement of subdivision regulation.

City Ordinance: Chapter 20: Land Development Regulations
     
Building Division   (843) 280-5560
     
  Chief Building Official Delane Stevens
  Deputy Building Official John Hill
     
 
 The Building Division issues permits and inspects new construction for compliance with building codes and standard technical codes.
 
Zoning Division   (843) 280-5565
     
  Zoning Administrator Paul Blust, AICP
  Asst. Zoning Administrator Ben Caldwell, AICP
  Zoning Enforcement Officer Terry Rowe
 
The Zoning Division approves building permits and also inspects new construction for compliance with the City's zoning regulations. In addition to administering zoning regulations, the Zoning Division prepares amendments and new zoning regulations. The City of North Myrtle Beach adopted its first zoning ordinance and map in May 1971. Major revisions to the ordinance occurred in 1976 and 1988. A new digitized map was adopted in 1991. Since the early 1980's the City has experienced steady population growth and development. The zoning ordinance has been amended may times with regulations becoming more sophisticated in an attempt to mitigate problems caused by growth. It is recommend that anyone considering development call the zoning official and discuss your project before spending money on the investment.

City Ordinance: Chapter 23: Zoning

View / Download:  Zoning Map
 
 
     
 
Current Projects
 
    Main Street Transformed PowerPoint  
    Main Street Transformed Design Sheets  
    Sandridge Planning and Development Maps  
     
  Planning Commission  
    2015 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule  
     
 
Hazard Mitigation
 
    Hazard Mitigation Plan (5 Year Update)  
    Wildfire Mitigation (Zip File)  
    Disaster Planning  
    FEMA Local Guide Coastal Construction 2009 (Zip File)  
       
     
 
2010 Comprehensive Plan Update  
 
   
Chapters 1 - 4  
 
    Future Land Use Map  
       
 
Executive Summary  
 
   
Cover
Chapter 1 - Built Environment
Chapter 2 - Natural Resources
Chapter 3 - Sustainable Community
Chapter 4 - Plan Implementation
 
 
     
 
Northeast Area Transportation Plan
 
    Executive Summary  
    Northeast Area Transportation Plan [download complete plan]  
       
     
 
Code Updates
 
    SC-09-01 Ashland Avenue Closing Ordinance Packet [new]  
    STX-08-01 TND Overlay [obsolete]  
    STX-08-03 Comp Streets [in code]  
    STX-09-01 Access Connectivity Congestion [in code]  
    STX-09-02 Housekeeping Subdivisions Policy Brochures [new]  
    ZTX-08-01 TND Overlay [in code]  
    ZTX-08-02 Tree Protection [withdrawn]  
    ZTX-08-03 Hwy 17 Overlay [withdrawn]  
    ZTX-08-04 RC District [in code]  
    ZTX-08-05 Tree Protection Definition [withdrawn]  
    ZTX-08-06 Shared Parking [in code]  
    ZTX-08-07/STX-08-02 Private Streets R-1A, R-1B  
    ZTX-08-08 Off-Site Parking [in code]  
    ZTX-09-01 Off-Street Parking [in code]  
    ZTX-09-02 Art IV-V [withdrawn]  
    ZTX-09-03 Off-Street Parking [in code]  
    ZTX-09-04 Crematoriums in HC  
    ZTX-09-05 Amusement in RC  
    ZTX-09-06 Spoilage Basins Ordinance [new]  
    ZTX-09-07 Exterior Maintenance Ordinance [new]  
    ZTX-09-08 Wetlands [withdrawn]  
    ZTX-09-09 Retail Parking Amendment [new]  
    ZTX-09-10 PUD Amendment Ordinance Packet [new]  
    ZTX-09-11 Telecommunications [new]  
    ZTX-10-02 Wind Energy Ordinance Packet [new]  
       
     
 
Documents
 
    Freedom of Information Act Request  
       
    Shared Parking Application  
       
    Annexation & Zoning Designation Petition  
    Site Plan Review Application  
    Subdivision Application  
       
    Contractor Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement Affidavit  
    Estimated Cost of Reconstruction / Improvement  
    Items Required to Determine Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement  
    Owner Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement Affidavit  
    Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement Review Application  
       
    Building Permit Application  
    Construction Board of Appeals Application  
    Department Sign-Off Sheet  
    Grading Permit Application  
    Owner/Builder Disclosure Statement (in office pickup only)  
    Permit Fees  
    Sub-Contractor List  
    Tradesman Application  
       
    Impervious Space Calculation Form  
    Land Disturbance Application  
    PDD Zoning Amendment Application  
    PDD Application  
    Rezoning Application  
    Sign Permit Application  
    Special Exception Application  
    Petition to Close Right-of-Way  
    Petition to Relocate Beach Access  
    Temporary Use Application (Tents & Banners)  
    Zoning Variance Request Application  
       
     
 
Policy Brochures
 
    Site-Specific Development Plan  
    Preliminary Subdivision Plat  
    Minor Subdivision Plat  
    Major Subdivision Plat  
    Combination / Boundary Adjustment Plat  
    Minor / Major Planned Development District Amendment