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Building Inspections
About the Division
The Building Inspections Divisions enforces adopted codes pertaining to new building construction and existing buildings through our plan review and inspections process. The Division is responsible for issuing all permits related to construction of commercial and residential projects within the City of Charleston. Through our plan review process we are able to ensure compliance with all state and local building codes and ordinances. Our goal is to provide the residents of the City with a safe and reliable built environment. 
 

Current Happenings: 

  • The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was adopted by the State of SC on January 1, 2013. All projects submitted will require compliance with the updated codes. 

  • The 2012 "I" Codes were adopted by the State of SC and City of Charleston on July 1, 2013. All projects submitted will require compliance with the updated codes. 

  • Code modifications can be found here


Do I need a permit? 
If you are unsure if you may need a permit for your project, please visit the following to confirm or call the Building Inspections Division: 

Current adopted building codes:

ICC






Franchetta Murray
Permit Clerk
Email

75 Calhoun Street
Third Floor
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-7320
Fx: 843-973-7254