Historic Preservation Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee is a seven member committee appointed by Sumter City Council. It is tasked by the Council to implement design review for all exterior appearance and materials in two design review districts -- the Downtown Historic District and the Hampton Park Historic District.

The Committee uses the basic standards established in the City of Sumter Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance and locally developed Design Review Guidelines. Design review includes buildings, landscaping, fences, and signs. Colors may be approved by the Planning Staff if using colors from the City of Sumter Historic Color Palette, with some restrictions.

This committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Opera House at 21 N. Main Street.

Agendas, Minutes, & Staff Reports
Meeting Datesort ascending Agenda File Minutes File
Historic Preservation December 2019 Thu, 12/19/2019 PDF icon Agenda (277.8 KB)
Historic Preservation November 2019 Thu, 11/21/2019 PDF icon Agenda (231.82 KB) PDF icon Minutes (107.38 KB)
Historic Preservation October 2019 Thu, 10/24/2019 PDF icon Agenda (311.3 KB)


Helpful Links

Design Review Guidelines*

*(PDF, 33MB)


Quick Links

Application for Historic Preservation Design Review (PDF)

City of Sumter Historic Color Palette (PDF, 14 MB)


Contact Info

PO Box 1449
Sumter, SC 29151
Phone: (803) 774-1660
Fax: (803) 774-1687

Staff Contact:
Kellie Chapman
Board Secretary
(803) 774-1637

Meeting Date:
4th Thursday of the Month

Planning Department Meeting Schedule for 2022