City Documents & Maps

The Planning staff at the City of Hardeeville offers multiple services to residents, business owners, and prospective developers. These services include:

  • Answering questions about zoning districts, requirements, and regulations
  • Approving subdivision, combination, and boundary plats
  • Issuing general permits for new businesses, new homes, new signs, site clearing
  • Providing the public with maps, reports, and information on future planning and growth management
  • Reviewing and approving development projects

Please call the Planning and Development department at 843-784-2231 if you have questions in these matters or others related to planning activities. Please note that zoning code enforcement is handled through the Code Enforcement Officer with the City of Hardeeville Police Department.

Forms & Applications

To find planning forms and applications, such as Business License Applications, Sign Permit Applications, and Plat Review Applications, visit the Planning Department's Forms and Applications Page.

Comprehensive Plan

All planning-related activities revolve around the City of Hardeeville's Comprehensive Plan (PDF), which inventories current conditions in the City and sets a blueprint for guiding future land development based on the inventory and future expectations. Every ten years, the City of Hardeeville releases a new Comprehensive Plan in accordance with state law. Comprehensive Plans are updated after five years to reflect changes that may have occurred or are necessary to update. The current Comprehensive Plan (PDF) was adopted by City Council in July 2019.

Municipal Zoning & Development Ordinance (MZDO)

The Municipal Zoning and Development Ordinance (PDF) is the governing document that covers zoning regulations and land development regulations for the City of Hardeeville. The Current MZDO (PDF) was adopted in 2008 and has had some updates since that time.


The Official Zoning Map (PDF) shows which areas of the City are zoned for what zoning district. Every parcel within Hardeeville City Limits has a zoning district designation and is subject to standards in the MZDO.

Listed are several resource maps that are available for free download in a printer-friendly format (8.5 inches by 11 inches) or in an "easy viewing" format. Resources maps as well as customized maps are available at City Hall ($5 for an 11 by 17-inch map). If you have a request for a specific or customized map, please contact the Planning and Development department at 843-784-2231.

Downloadable Maps