Planning and Community Development


Office: (843) 726-7516


The Town of Ridgeland is a growing Town, rich in culture and diversity. The Planning Department works to ensure the Town remains vibrant and sustainable by partnering with decision-makers and the community to balance a spectrum of needs and interests by providing guidance for the dynamics of growth, preservation and development.

The Planning and Community Development Department’s objective is to provide the highest quality of life standards for our citizens through protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Ridgeland Residents. The Department works to achieve the goals of Comprehensive Plan, management of the Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinances; and enforcement of building codes.

Town Staff monitors all new projects, modifications of existing structures, signs, and building permits to oversee and approve the development of property under the adopted regulations. Planning and Zoning Staff reviews site plans, subdivisions and rezoning requests as well as changes to the Comprehensive Plan and works closely with the Planning Commission in making recommendations on these and other land use issues to City Council.  The Planning Department also provides staff support to the Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA), Planning Commission (PC), and the Consolidated Review Committee (CRC). The Planning Department also reviews the zoning ordinance on a regular basis, and will make the necessary recommendations to amend the Zoning Ordinance where appropriate to the Planning Commission. Other responsibilities include working on special land use and development projects and studies.


Located in Town Hall
1 Town Square, Ridgeland, SC 29936
P.O. Box 1119 Ridgeland, SC 29936
Main Number: (843) 726-7516
Hours: 8:30 AM – 5 PM


Brooke Jones
Codes Technician
(843) 726-7516

Heather Spade
Director of Planning & Community Development
(843) 726-7521

Laurence Livingston*
Building Official

*please email Mr. Livingston to schedule inspection, plan submittals, building questions, etc.

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