Planning & Zoning

Mission and Services

We support the county's mission by providing excellent customer service to the citizens of Effingham County, as well as business professionals and other governmental entities, by uniformly administering ordinances and policies to facilitate a safe and healthy environment for future growth and land use in the unincorporated areas of Effingham County.

We perform a number of functions which include:
  • Code Violations/Enforcement
  • Home Occupations, Residential and Rural Businesses
  • Maintain Zoning Records & Subdivision Plats
  • Pond Approvals
  • Rezoning of property
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Variances
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendments
  • LDA Permits
  • Development Plan Review
  • Encroachment Permits