Director of Codes and Planning

Benny Genwright

tel: (843) 774-0040 ext. 1012
fax: (843) 774-0050
bennydilloncity@bellsouth.net

Building Inspector

Arthur Jackson

tel:843-774-0040 ext 1014
cell:843-841-6274

Animal Control/Code Enforcement

Bernard Robertson

tel: (843) 774-0040, ext. 1014                             cell: (843)506-6135

The Department of Code Enforcement and Planning is responsible for the land use plan, zoning, land development, state and local building codes, business licenses and serves as City Liaison for Planning & Zoning Committee, Board of Architectural Review, and Tree Committee.

The Board of Architectural Review holds regular public meetings to conduct business and review applications for “Certificates of Appropriateness” (COA)s.

The BAR is a city appointed, state recognized board whose function is to preserve and maintain the character and history of the City’s designated historic districts. In order to make any physical change in the appearance of the properties in the district, a COA must be obtained. Maintenance and repairs that do not change the appearance do not require a COA.

Please contact Benny Genwright, Code Enforcement Director if you have any questions or for the COA applications: 843 774-0040 ext. 1012 or bennydilloncity@bellsouth.net

Please see the COA section. There is a process to follow and there are no fees involved.

Board Members

Jean Berry, Chairperson

Stacey Jackson

Kenny Smith

Rhett Tompkins

Annie J. Smith

 

:Map of Commercial National Register District:

 :Map of Local Historic Residential District:

 :COA Application:

Districts Approved Paint Colors

:: COA and Bar Meeting Schedule 2012::

Dillon Historic Overlay Ordinance 

Link to Ordinances,
Enter in Quick Search: Historic Overlay
Then Click on Chapter 4 Zoning Regulations

MEMBERSHIPS & LINKS
View Actual City of Dillon historic maps:


Sanborn Fire Insurance MapsCity of Dillon, 1903, 1908, 1913

Historical Architectural Survey of Dillon County-Archives & History
Dillon Museum

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Board of Zoning Appeals holds regular public meetings and hearings to conduct business and review applications on specific appeals relating to the City of Dillon Zoning Regulation in accordance with the South

Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994“. The Board of Zoning Appeals is a city appointed, state recognized board whose function is to hear and decide appeals for variances when strict application of the zoning ordinance would cause an unnecessary hardship. A variance allows the board to make an exception to an otherwise legitimate restriction for special cases. Special cases occur when unusual circumstances make the restriction more burdensome than intended. An owner is not entitled to relief from a self-inflicted hardship. The variance must not impair public purpose or be a significant harm to the public or nearby property owners. To obtain a variance based on “unnecessary hardship”, there must at least be proof that a particular property suffers a singular disadvantage from a zoning regulation.
The Board of Zoning Appeals Members must be appointed by the Dillon City Council. When making appointments, the Dillon City Council must consider professional expertise, community knowledge and concern for the future welfare of the total community and its citizens.
MEMBER
SELECTION CRITERIA
DISTRICT
Willie Bethea, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
Mayor
Ann Blunt, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
#1
William Blakely, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
#2
Arthur Tompkins, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
#3
Mike Hayes, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
#4
Jim Sports, Board Member
Appointed by City Council
#5
Eleanor Jenkins, Chairperson
Appointed by City Council
#6

 

The Planning & Zoning Commission holds regular public meetings and hearings to conduct business and review applications for compliance with the City of Dillon Zoning and Land Development Regulations in accordance with the “South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994”. The Planning & Zoning Commission is a city appointed, state recognized board whose function is to serve as a citizen advisory group to the City Council on planning, zoning and land development matters; adopt, recommend, review and update at least the land use element; review and make recommendations to the City Council concerning adoption and amendments to the City of Dillon Zoning and Land Development Regulations; carries out a continuing planning program for the physical, social, and economic growth of the community in which is serves and have the responsibility for approving land development of subdivisions and site plans.

Please contact Benny Genwright, Code Enforcement Director if you have any questions or for the COA applications: 843 774-0040  ext 1012 or bennydilloncity@bellsouth.net

The Planning & Zoning Commission members must be appointed by the Dillon City Council. When making appointments, the Dillon City Council must consider professional expertise, community knowledge and concern for the future welfare of the total community and its citizens.

MEMBER
SELECTION CRITERIA
DISTRICT

Steve Johnson, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
Mayor

Stacey Smith, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
#1

Jamont McRae, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
#2

Buck Graham, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
#3

Jerri Lewis, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
#4

Trey Wallace, Board Member

Appointed by City Council
#5
Nell Vincent, Chairperson
Appointed by City Council
#6

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETINGS

(Pending Holidays)
Last Tuesday of each Month
5:45 pm (subject to advertised Public Hearing)
City/County Complex
401 West Main Street
Dillon, SC 29536

Special meetings may be called by the Chairman upon 15 days notice to all members and local media prior to scheduled meeting.

Benny Genwright, Dillon Code Enforcement Director

843-774-0040  ext. 1012 or bennydilloncity@bellsouth.net

Burt Rogers, Dillon Street Superintendent & Certified Arborist
843 774-0045 or wbrdillonb@bellsouth.net

The City of Dillon’s Tree Committee is appointed by the City Council to advise on
the City’s public trees. Public trees are defined as trees located on public right-of-ways, city facilities, parks and streetscape projects.

Public Meetings

(Pending Holidays)
Third Monday of each month, 5:30 pm (subject to advertised Public Hearing)
401 W. Main Street at the City/County Complex

Members

Earl Dutton, Chairperson

Songa Wynn

Carlton Carr

Steve Moore

Owen Wallace

CODE OF ORDINANCES
2016 S-16 Supplement contains:
Local legislation current through Ordinance 16-16, passed 12-12-2016

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The Board of Governors is hereby established for the express purpose of providing for the final interpretation of provisions of the Buildings Unfit for Human Habitation and/or use code and any complaints or grievances against the permitting process, fee schedules, testing and items requiring a permit pursuant to section 5-1-9.  The Board shall consist of nine (9) members who are not employees of the city and shall be appointed by the City Council for staggered terms of four (4) years each.  Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as the original appointment.  Members or the Board of Governors may be removed by City Council for cause.

Please contact Benny Genwright, Code Enforcement Director if you have any questions or for the COA applications: 843 774-0040 ext. 1012 or bennydilloncity@bellsouth.net

BOARD MEMBERS

Gordon Rogers, Chairperson

Randy Goings

Tom Turner

Ben Hayes

Harold Tanner

Charlie Donaldson

Doug Miller

Danny McKenzie

D.J. Williams

Business Licenses

Every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession within the city limits of Dillon is required to pay an annual license fee and obtain a Business License from the City.  This includes businesses or professionals located elsewhere who conduct business within the corporate limits of Dillon.

Before doing business in Dillon, it is always a good idea to call the Department of Code Enforcement to discuss your license requirements.  We are quite eager to assist you with the application process at (843)774-0040 extension 1012.

How to obtain a business license

We recognize that business owners have time, effort, money and dreams invested in their business.  In order to better serve the needs of all business owners, resident and non-resident, The City of Dillon Building, Zoning, and Business License offices in all located within the Department of Code Enforcement on the 1st floor of the Dillon City/County Complex Building at 401 West Main Street, Dillon, South Carolina in order to help streamline the process of meeting the requirements for obtaining a business license, etc…making it as simple and convenient as possible for business coming into our City.

Business license applications and rate sheets may be obtained at the Department of Code Enforcement, P.O. Drawer 431 – 401 West Main Street, Dillon, SC, 29536.  All businesses must meet:

  • Building Codes
  • Zoning Codes
  • Fire & Safety Codes
  • Sign Ordinances
  • State and Local Laws
  • Business License Ordinance/Code

Retail Licenses

These are required by some businesses and are issued by the S.C. Department of Revenue.  There is a branch office in Florence and they may be contacted at (843)661-4850 for information on these and other State required licenses and permits.

Restaurant, grocery stores, or other businesses that handle food must obtain approval from the health department prior to operation.  There is a branch office in Dillon and they may be contacted at (843)774-0648 for information.  If any alcohol is served, an Alcoholic Beverage License is required by Law and they may be contacted at (803)898-5864.

Building Permit Application Forms

It is very important that a permit be obtained from the City of Dillon Department of Code Enforcement on the 1st floor of the Dillon City/County Complex Building located at 401 West Main Street prior to any work being done in the City of Dillon.  Your first step in obtaining a permit will depend on the type of construction proposed.  We will be happy to assist you with the application process at 843-774-0040 ext. 1012.

Obtaining a permit is NOT the responsibility of the homeowner, but that of the contractor.  The purpose is for the contractor to be held responsible for his work and that work is checked by the City Building Inspector.  Zoning Regulations within the corporate limits may prohibit some new construction, additions, and enclosures.

Before any contractor can purchase a permit, he shall be bonded, licensed and qualified to do work in the City of Dillon.  Please, as a homeowner, insist that all contractors obtain a City of Dillon business license and permit prior to working on your property. This will help you and the City be assured of getting the best job possible and installation in accordance with the latest adopted edition of the International Codes and National Electrical Codes.

City of Dillon Guidelines for Contractors

Who needs a building permit?

Any person, firm or corporation shall not erect, construct, enlarge, alter, move, convert or demolish any building or structure in the city limits of Dillon or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a building permit for such building or structure from the Department of Code Enforcement. (Click here to see permit fees for Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and other types of construction.)

What are the Necessary Requirements to do work in the City of Dillon?

 1.  General Contractor (Commercial)

  • A South Carolina General Contractor’s License
  • A $5000 License\Permit Bond with City of Dillon as obligee
  • A City of Dillon Business License and Building Permit
  • A copy of contract identifying total cost of job to include labor plus material

2.  Residential Builder Contractors 

  • A South Carolina Residential Builder’s License
  • A $5000 License\Permit Bond with City of Dillon as obligee
  • A City of Dillon Business License and Permit
  • A copy of contract identifying total cost of job to include labor plus material

3.  Electrical, Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Contractors (Commercial)

  • A South Carolina Mechanical Contractor’s License
  • A $5000 License\Permit Bond with City of Dillon as obligee
  • A City of Dillon Business License and Permit
  • A copy of contract identifying total cost of job to include labor plus material

4.  Electrical, Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Contractors (Residential)

  • A South Carolina Residential Specialty Contractor’s License
  • A $5000 License/Permit Bond with City of Dillon as obligee
  • A City of Dillon Business License and Permit
  • A copy of contract identifying total cost of job to include labor plus material

5.  Residential Specialty Carpentry Contractors

  • A South Carolina Specialty Contractor’s Registration Card
  • A $5000 License\Permit Bond with City of Dillon as obligee
  • A City of Dillon Business License and Permit
  • A copy of contract identifying total cost of job to include labor and material