Applications & Guidelines

Non-licensed Owner Intent to Build FormFillable applications need to be completed where text is visible, typing beyond the box cannot be viewed upon submittal.

RESIDENTIAL

 Detached, duplexes, and townhomes 3-stories or less with separate exits.  Also, residential accessory structures (sheds, garages, pool-houses, decks, etc.)

New Construction

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Alterations & Additions

Application

Guidelines

Apply
Accessory Structures
(sheds, garages, etc.)
 Application GuidelinesEmail application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov

Pools

Application

Guidelines

Apply
Decks Application Guidelines
Deck Detail Package

Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Fences Application Guidelines

Apply

Solar Panels

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Window Replacements

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Exterior Painting

Application

Guidelines

Apply
 Generators Application Guidelines

Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Roof Repair/Replacement
 
 Application GuidelinesApply
Demolition 
(Complete, Partial, Interior/nonstructural)
ApplicationGuidelinesApply



 


Commercial

Commercial and multi-family (3 or more dwelling units) residential, mixed-used buildings, or any structure used for commercial purposes.

New Construction Application GuidelinesApply

Alterations & Additions

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Sign

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Addition

Application

Guidelines

Apply

Cell Tower

Application

Guidelines

Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov 

Solar Panels

Application

Guidelines

Apply
Exterior Painting
 
Application
BAR Application 
Guidelines  Apply

Windows

Application

Guidelines

Apply
Roof Repair/ReplacementApplicationGuidelinesApply
FencesApplicationGuidelinesApply

Demolition
(Complete, Partial, Interior/nonstructural)
ApplicationGuidelinesApply
Grease Traps

Water & Sewer Service

Prior to submitting for a City of Charleston building permit, the city strongly recommends that applicants contact Charleston Water System (CWS) to establish water and sewer service requirements.

Failure to consult with CWS with full details of your project may result in unnecessary delays and potentially additional project costs associated with the following:

  1. A CWS written grease trap installation approval is required (even if an existing grease trap is in place) for any business required by SC DHEC to have a food service license, for all businesses utilizing a commercial sink(s), and/or businesses that will prepare/serve/produce any food or beverage for sale. 
  2. New buildings & renovations/expansions to existing buildings with commercial/industrial uses should be assessed for compliance with current CWS Policies & Minimum Standards.

 Please email WWGreaseTrap@charlestoncpw.com AND OwensLH@charlestoncpw.com for more information and to apply. 



 TRADE "SUB" PERMITS  &  PERMIT REVISION APPLICATION

Permit Revision Application
 
ApplicationEmail application and revised construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov

Electrical

Application

Email application and construction documents to businesslicense@charleston-sc.gov

Plumbing

ApplicationEmail application and construction documents to businesslicense@charleston-sc.gov 

Mechanical

Application

Email application and construction documents to businesslicense@charleston-sc.gov 

Fuel Gas

Application

Email application and construction documents to businesslicense@charleston-sc.gov 
Fire Protection Systems


Fire Marshal Division


 




 


Other Related Documents

BAR (Board of Architectural Review)
 
 BAR Application
DRB (Design Review Board)
 
 DRB Application

Right of Way Permit
(sidewalk blocking, driveway aprons, etc.)

Engineering Division

Traffic & Transportation Permit
(street blocking, parking meter bags, dumpsters in street)

Department of Traffic & Transportation 

Encroachment Agreement 
For requests to place items into the city's owned public right of way, city drainage or access easement
Encroachment Agreement Website

Operational Permit
(Short Term Rental)

Short Term Rental Website

Operational Permit
(Mobile food vendors)

Mobile Food Vendor Website

Non-licensed Owner Intent to Build
Allows a homeowners to obtain residential single-family permits (except fuel-gas)
Non-Licensed Owner Intent to Build Form
IECC Contractor Compliance Form
To demonstrate building energy conservation code compliance
IECC Contractor Compliance Form
Construction Noise Ordinance Exemption
Required for all noise-producing construction occurring during prohibited times
Construction Noise Ordinance Exemption Form





Guidelines

Guidelines

Guidelines

Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov
Email application and construction documents to permits@charleston-sc.gov