Board of Zoning Appeals


Term:  4 years

Duties:  This statutory board hears and decides appeals persons who has been denied or is aggrieved by any decisions made by the code enforcement official in the administration of Chapter 17 of the Town of Surfside Beach Code of Ordinances.

Qualifications:  Town residency is required. State mandated training will be provided by the Town.

Meeting Schedule:  This board has a regular meeting schedule of the fourth (4th) Thursday monthly, if there is an appeal to be heard. Otherwise, it meets at least once annually to elect officers and conduct other routine business or at the behest of the Chairman. Meetings are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 115 US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC, and begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise advertised.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.

Applications to serve on this board are accepted at any time. Click here to view/print the application.

For more information about the Board of Zoning Appeals, contact the Planning, Building & Zoning Department at 843.913.6341 or send an email message to


Current Board Members


Term of office

Darrell Willm, Chairman (2019)       06/27/2016 to 06/27/2020
Guy Lanham 8/22/2016 to 8/22/2020
Steve Taylor 8/22/2016 to 8/22/2020
Tara Purcell Belanger 01/28/2020 to 01/28/2024
Terri Lauer 01/10/2017 to 01/10/2021
Phil Murdock 06/25/2019 to 06/25/2023
Jon Dougherty 12/12/2017 to 12/21/2021









Criteria and Forms

Criteria for Granting a Variance

Four Point Variance Test

Board of Zoning Appeals/Variance/Zoning Decision Application


Meeting Agendas, Supporting Documents and Minutes

09/24/2020 PDF Audio  
07/23/2020 PDF Audio  
06/25/2020 PDF Audio  
06/08/2020 PDF Audio Public Comments
05/19/2020 PDF Cancelled  
03/26/2020 PDF Postponed  
02/27/2020 PDF Meeting Audio Minutes
10/15/2019 PDF Meeting Audio  
07/18/2019 PDF Meeting Audio Site Plan
01/24/2019 PDF Meeting Audio  Proposed Plans
12/20/2018 PDF Cancelled  
05/24/2018 PDF Approved  
04/26/2018 PDF Approved  
03/22/2018 PDF  Approved  
01/25/2018 PDF  Approved  
12/28/2017 PDF




Approved Application
05/25/2017 PDF Approved  
05/04/2017 PDF Approved  
11/10/2016 PDF Approved  
10/27/2016 PDF
07/28/2016 PDF Approved  
04/28/2016 PDF Approved Site Map
03/29/2016 PDF Approved  
11/30/2015 PDF Approved  
10/22/2015 PDF Approved  
08/27/2015   Approved  
05/28/2015   Approved  
11/20/2014   Approved  
01/30/2014   Approved