The City of Darlington Codes Enforcement Office is located at 400 Pearl Street in the City of Darlington Administration Building.
Alex Gainey is City Building Inspector and Codes Enforcement Officer for the City of Darlington.
Mr. Gainey can be reached at 843-398-4000 Ext. 106, or you can speak with Assistant Codes Enforcement Officer Darlene Jackson at Ext. 105.
Commercial Appearance Code
Outdoor Lighting Regulation
On February 1, 2000, the Darlington City Council enacted specific outdoor lighting regulations. These regulations are designed to benefit residents and businesses in Darlington by constituting better nighttime visibility, public safety, energy efficiency, and
preservation of the natural night environment. See a sample of approved lighting here.
The City of Darlington Zoning Ordinance can be found here.
Section 4-16 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding General Auto Repair Shops was amended by City Council in 2014. Read the new section here.
Considering improvements to your historic home?
If you are in one of the City's historic districts OR your home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you will need approval from the Historic Landmarks Commission prior to making any changes. Submit an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, and staff will schedule a meeting for the commission to review your request. Download the form here (PDF). The fee for this application is $65, payable to City of Darlington, at the time of application. This covers the cost of notification and advertisement of the meeting as required by state law.
If you are not making any changes to your historic property but simply need to make repairs or paint, submit an Application for a Certificate of No Effect prior to beginning work. Download the form here (PDF). There is no fee for this application.
For both applications, supporting data (sketches, drawings, photo or snapshot, architect’s plans, site plan, etc.) must be submitted.