Planning & Zoning

Our offices are open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, for walk in and by appointment. If you wish to continue using our online services please do!

1. Email each of us individually at the adjacent emails

2. General email is

3. Call 605-578-3871 (we will return calls as soon as we can)

4. All online forms can be found at here!


The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for managing the physical growth of the unincorporated area of the County. The regulations used to manage the County are found in the Lawrence County Comprehensive Plan, the Lawrence County Zoning Ordinances, and the Lawrence County Subdivision Regulations. Other responsiblities include but are not limited to:

  • Building Inspections
  • Building Permit Applications
  • Code Enforcement
  • Contractor Licensing
  • Flood Plain Administration
  • Land Use Applications
  • Occupancy Permits
  • Plats
  • Septic Systems
  • Signage
  • Zoning Compliance
  • Zoning Enforcement
View of the Lawrence County Administrative Annex

Planning & Zoning Board

The County Commissioners adopt land use plans and ordinances after recommendations are received from the Planning and Zoning Board. The Planning and Zoning Board consists of one County Commissioner and six citizen members appointed by the Commission to five year terms. The Planning and Zoning Board meets once a month to consider land use matters such as rezonings, Conditional Use Permits, Plats and other matters. The Planning Department staff provides research and technical support to the Commission and Board to assist in the decision making process.

Meeting Recordings

Recordings of meeting proceedings can be accessed via our YouTube Channel.