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Certificate of Construction Completion
Formerly known as the Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is required to occupy or use any newly constructed or a change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof. If you are requesting a Certificate of Construction Completion, please email this completed form to .

To obtain a Certificate of Construction Completion (CCC) for permitted and completed construction, please review the following documents for detailed requirements:


Please note, in order to operate a business in The City, a separate Business License Certificate of Occupancy is required, for more information or to apply go to Revenue Collections page.


  • Unsure what approvals are required for your project?
  • Contact the Development & Construction Services Team - 843.727.4626
  • Projects located within the Old City and Old & Historic Districts
    Contact Board of Architectural Review Division (BAR) - 843.579.6415
  • Projects with proposed parking
    Contact Zoning & Codes Division - 843.724.3781
  • Projects with parcels having existing grand trees - 24” DBH or greater
    Contact Zoning & Codes Division - 843.724.3781
  • Projects requiring height, area and setback approval
    Contact Zoning & Codes Division - 843.724.3781
  • Projects requiring Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approval
    Contact Zoning & Codes Division - 843.724.3781
  • Projects located within the Design Review Board (DRB) 
    Contact Design Review Board Division (DRB) - 843.579.6415
  • Projects that include disturbance to right-of-ways - curb cuts, sidewalks, driveway aprons, seeding, irrigation
    Contact Engineering Division - 843.724.3782
  • Project including sewer connections, grease traps and required utility impact fees, The City requires utility approval confirmation (utility email or utility receipt)
    Contact Charleston Water System - 843.727.6800
    Contact James Island Public Service District – 843.762.5258
    Contact North Charleston Sewer District – 843.764.3072
    Contact St. Johns Water Company – 843.559.0186
  • Projects installing septic tanks, City requires DEHC approval confirmation (utility email or utility receipt)
    Contact Department of Health & Environmental Control (DEHC) – 843.202.3200
  • Projects in A, AE, V and VE designated special flood hazard zones
    Contact Building Inspections – 843.577.1685
    • Final Base Flood Elevation Certification (All zones) - submission and approval prior to building final inspection request
    • V-zone Design Certification (V &VE zones only) - submission and approval prior to permit issuance and prior to building final inspection request
    • V-zone Breakaway Wall Certification (V &VE zones only) - submission and approval prior to permit issuance and prior to building final inspection request
  • Multi-dwelling unit projects in “MU-1/WH” or “MU-2/WH” zones
    Contact Department of Housing & Community Development - Contact 843.724.7353
  • Projects with added right-of-way street trees and street lights
    Contact Parks Department - 843.965.4054
  • Projects with fire alarm, fire suppression/sprinkler, fire service underground and kitchen hood suppression systems
    Contact Fire Marshals Division - 843.724.3429