Contact Info

bill johnson

William "Bill" E. Johnson

Director of Operations

Courthouse Annex

1234 North Street

Post Office Box 149
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3111
Fax: (803) 245-3027

Building & Planning

Building & Planning Department


Mission Statement

The Bamberg County Building & Planning Department strives to achieve excellence while fulfilling its role as administrator and advisor to the County Administrator and governing body on land use, planning, zoning, subdivision, code enforcement and other regulatory programs to guide future growth and development within the County. Our commitment to excellence goes beyond our obligations to staff and elected officials.


We are committed to providing quality services to all citizens through innovation, continuous improvement, determination and excellence in customer service. We strongly believe in a community-oriented comprehensive planning approach and welcome any comments, concerns, or suggestions that citizens would like to offer.


Department Functions

The Building & Planning Department handles a variety of land development and property / environmental issues within the County. To see an overview of the services we offer follow the links below:


  • Building Inspection
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Code Enforcement & Litter Control
  • Mosquito Control


At the September 14, 2020 County Council meeting, Bamberg County Council passed an Emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings (masks) in retail and dining establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county effective as a 60-day extension of Emergency Ordinance 2020-04. Please click to read the entire ordinance.

There are changes to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website ( rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: