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)       2/23/2021 to 2/23/2025
Guy Lanham 2/23/2021 to 2/23/2025
Steve Taylor 2/23/2021 to 2/23/2025
Tara Purcell Belanger 01/28/2020 to 01/28/2024
Terri Lauer 2/23/2021 to 2/23/2025
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

  10/28/2021 PDF Audio  
  08/26/2021 PDF    
  12/17/2020 PDF    
  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