Oconee Planning Dept
415 S. Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691
Phone: (864) 638-4218
Fax: (864) 638-4168
M – F: 8:30 - 5:00
All linked documents are in PDF format.
Assigned Ordinance Number and Name
Ordinance 2016-08 Dairy Farm Road/Tokeena Area Rezoning
Burns Mill Road Area Rezoning
Date of Presentation to County Council
August 16. 2016
Scheduled for Planning Commission Review on September 19, 2016
Citizen-initiated proposal to rezone 175 primarily agricultural parcels in Southern Oconee out of the CFD into the AD; and one commercial parcel out of the CFD into the CCD
Date of Public Hearing
To Be Scheduled
Links to Documents
Map of Proposed DF-Tokeena Rezoning
Agricultural District Standards
Notice to Property Owners
Notice to Adjacent Property Owners
Follow-up Notice to Ag District Property Owners
Follow-up Notice to CC District Property Owners
Planning Commission Agenda
Map of Proposed Rezoning
Notice to Adjacent Property Owners
Link to Zoning Standards
Zoning Enabling Ordinance Offical County Zoning Map
Frequently Asked Questions Booklet
In May 2009, Oconee County successfully implemented a citizen-initiated zoning enabling ordinance (ZEO). All land within the county is zoned in the Control Free District (CFD) until rezonings are requested by local citizens. The zoning program outlined in the ordinance allows citizens to request initial rezonings to any of thirteen other base zoning districts, defining their proposed zoning boundaries by either the "planning district method" or the "small area method". The small area method can either be defined as groups of contiguous tax parcels that total 200 acres or more or be defined by the boundaries of one or more platted subdivisions. The ordinance also grants authority to the County Council to rezone any or all parcels, by the county-initiated method.
The nineteen planning districts in the county follow the fire district boundaries. Over time, as the majority of citizens in the various parts of the unincorporated areas of Oconee County desire it, the program will increasingly provide the protection and management offered by more traditional zoning regulations.
Search individual parcel zoning with
GIS Parcel Viewer -Only applicable in Oconee County jurisdiction
Directions: Follow the link above then; either click the button in the upper left hand corner that says "Find a Parcel" then enter the TMS number with dashes, once the number pops up look for "+" beside the number, click it and scroll down for attributes, OR use the icon that looks like a magnifying glass to zoom to the parcel in question then use the letter "i" in circle to identify the parcel and click the downward pointing triangle to revel attributes.
Once you have found your parcel view the attributes of the parcel and scroll down to the "Zoning" classification and match the corresponding abbreviation with those listed below to determine the standards for the parcel in question.
What are overlay districts?
Lake Keoweee/Jocassee Overlay District- boundary is measured 750 feet from the full pond contours of Lake Keowee (800 MSL) and Lake Jocassee (1110 MSL). Special density, building height limits, and a 25-foot undisturbed buffer requirement are imposed, according to Section 38-11.0 of Article XI of the Oconee County Zoning Enabling Ordinance. Only the portion of a parcel which lies within the overlay area is encumbered by the overlay requirements. This overlay area is intended to protect water quality, maintain the natural beauty, and limit any negative impacts of development around the lake. All parcels impacted by this overlay are listed in the Lake Front Parcels document.
I-85 Overlay District- an area consisting of the Carolina Gateway, Fair Play Village, and Cleveland Creek subdistricts, in which special design, density, and land use restrictions are applied. The intent of the restrictions is to promote sustainable development and marketability while maintaining the original character and lifestyle of the area. Building codes for all non-residential uses, excluding agriculture, still apply, as defined by Appendix A of the Zoning Enabling Ordinance.
Vegetative Buffer Brochure
Application(s) for Rezoning Request