About Us

The Building Services is responsible for the issuance of building permits both Residential and Commercial, new construction and renovations.  The department is also tasked with conducting field inspections throughout the construction process to verify code compliance. 

Building Codes are mandated by the state of South Carolina General Assembly.  The SC Building Codes Council starts with the International Code family and has hearings on modifications to the codes. These modifications are presented to the General Assembly who adopts them as law.  The mandated codes, along with permissible codes are presented to the counties and municipalities for adoption.  No local modification is allowed.  A list of adopted codes is linked below. A link is provided to allow you to read a copy of the codes but you may not print them. 

  • 2018 International Building Code                    
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code                           
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code                              
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Existing Buildings Code               
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code     
  • 2017 ANSI 1CCA117.1 Standard for Accessible Useable Buildings and Facilities Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code                                      
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code