The mission of the Pickens County Planning Department is to set the direction for
sustainable growth, livable communities, and the effective management of our natural
resources and infrastructure systems.


  • To implement the goals and objectives set forth in the Pickens County Comprehensive
  • To implement and streamline the procedures set forth in the Unified Development Standards
  • To develop and implement a Community Planning Program for Pickens County
  • To assist Pickens County departments, agencies, and citizens on planning related
  • To promote education and training programs in planning and land use law at the staff
    level and citizen level
  • To improve the Planning Department databases and reports to better serve the
    citizens, County Council, and County staff
  • To develop citizen brochures and other planning documents to educate the public on
    departmental and ordinance procedures and schedules