Inspections Procedure

All customers are encouraged to register with the new Customer Self Service (CSS) Portal to schedule inspections, apply for permits (coming soon) and update business licenses. 

Important Information When Scheduling Through CSS

  • All sub-trade inspections - electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fuel-gas - are scheduled under the project’s building permit. Please go into the building permit to find and schedule sub-trade inspections.
  • All stand-alone trade permit inspections - electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fuel-gas - are scheduled within the trade permit.

Requirements Before Inspections Can Occur

  • The address and permit placard must be posted and visible from the road or street and the placard accessible to the inspector.
  • Plans stamped as "Field Copy" and any updates from the Building Inspections Office are to be on site for all inspections. The plans shall remain on the job site throughout the remainder of the job.
  • Toilet facilities (within 300 feet of the job site) shall be available.
  • Silt fencing for erosion control must be in place prior to clearing or grading.
  • Gravel entry or paved access to the site.

Requesting an Inspection

Inspection Scheduling

The City of Charleston will schedule inspections as they are received throughout the day.

  • Requests made before noon (Noon) will be scheduled one business day out. Example: Request taken at 11 a.m. on Monday - Inspection scheduled for Tuesday.
  • Requests received after noon (Noon) will be scheduled two business days out. Example: Request taken at 3 p.m. on Monday - Inspection scheduled for Wednesday.

Please note all inspections are performed Monday through Friday, except City designated holidays.  

Inspection Status

Required Inspections

Assistance with Inspections

  • Email Inspections 
  • Phone: 843-724-7441 (Please note, inspection requests will not be accepted via phone call and/or voicemail)

Contact Your Inspector 

The preferred method is texting.

Inspector Type
Phone Number
Field Inspections SupervisorDerek Hogan
Email Derek Hogan
Inspector, CombinationArthur James
Email Arthur James
Field Inspection SupervisorCharles Merrick
Email Charles Merrick
Inspector, CombinationDanny Johnson843-834-9185
Email Danny Johnson
Inspector, Combination
Peter Kohn843-270-0043
Email Peter Kohn
Inspector, CombinationGeorge Meadowcraft843-494-8949Email George Meadowcraft
Inspector, CombinationMarion Heyward843-834-9184Email Marion Heyward
Inspector, Combination
Maurice Brown
Email Maurice Brown
Inspector, CombinationDanny Sineath843-813-6167
Email Danny Sineath
Inspector, CombinationChad Heffner843-323-1260Email Chad Heffner
Inspector, CombinationRex Ford843-412-7541Email Rex Ford
Inspector, Combination

Jamie Baker843-576-9356Email Jamie Baker