The Berkeley County Planning Department operates under the authority of the Berkeley County Commission. The Planning Department's mission is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of County residents.
The mission is achieved by providing direction and oversight for orderly, sound and cost effective land development through administration of the Berkeley County Subdivision Regulations. The Planning Department is also responsible for administering the Floodplain Ordinance and the Community Rating System Program. Compliance with the ordinance and participation in the CRS program make residents of the county eligible for lower flood insurance rates.
The Planning Department is also responsible for preparation and update of the County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan includes goals and objectives involving land use, transportation, housing and other community services.