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Sub-Contractor Permits

 Subcontractor Permits

Consist of Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, Mechanical, and Fire and are usually issued after a master building permit is issued, but not always. Fire permits are initiated in the Permit Center and reviewed by the Fire Marshal's Office. Once released by them, the permit is issued through at the Permit Center located at 2 George Street. Scroll down for more detailed downloadable information on sub-trade requirements.  

NOTE: Permits can only be released in person through the Permit Center located at 2 George Street. We will only accept credit card payment in person and not over the phone.  

What to bring and/or submit? 

    1.) Current South Carolina Contractor Card & Proof of City of Charleston Business License(updated prior to applying for permit)
    2.) Completed application with detailed scope of work 
    3.) Plans detailing scope of work (if applicable) 
    4.) Payment (MC, VISA, Check or Cash)   


Permit Process     
Step 1: All contractors must have updated STATE and CITY licenses before obtaining permit. Business License process. 
Step 2: Complete a Building Permit and Plan Review Application or Subcontractor Application with all required information listed. 
Step 3: Visit a permit clerk located in the Permit Center with application and other requirements.    
Step 4: Permit clerk will issue a permit placard. This permit placard must be visible at the job site. 
Step 5: Complete work and call for inspections. 


What are the fees? 
Fee amount will depend upon the trade and the amount of work being performed. Please refer to the Fee Schedule for further detail. 

Inspection Request Procedure

Inspection Services