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    Helen Roodman
    Planning Director
    12 West Liberty Street
    Sumter, S.C. 29150
    Phone: 803- 774-1660
    Fax: Fax 803-774-1687

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    Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday   8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sumter City-County Planning Department

    This department is a joint department supported by the City of Sumter and Sumter County.

    The Sumter City-County Planning Department provides responsive, efficient, factual, balanced, and transparent land use expertise to the citizens, property owners, businesses and public officials of the Sumter Community.

    In doing so we:

    • Ensure that the land use process is fair, open and clear
    • Implement land use regulations in a uniform and reliable manner
    • Develop Tools and Strategies for the City of Sumter and Sumter County’s future growth and revitalization that are sensible, economically sustainable, and environmentally sensitive
    • Know that we work for YOU:  neighbors and businesses, citizens and officials, advocates and land owners, equally deserving of respect, prompt attention, and diligence.
    Sumter City & County Flood Information

    For a memo from Sumter City-County Planning Commission regarding amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and how it deals with vacant nonconforming sites click HERE.

    Sumter 2030 Comprehensive Plan

    The 2030 Comprehensive Plan represents the Sumter community’s collective land use vision for the future. The Plan is the product of an 18-month public process. It is the policy document which guides where Sumter will develop, how it will develop, and what that development will look like. By definition, it is the deliberative design and development consensus of Sumter’s citizens, businesses, and elected decision makers.

    For more information click here