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Accessory (Residential) Structures

Application Process for Accessory use

Accessory uses are defined in section 4-8
(to include sheds, garage, pools, playhouse, etc.)  

Permit Application

Required Documentation

All Building applications begin in the Zoning Department. 

  • Building application filled with completed information (owner’s name, owner’s contact information, and contractor’s name, contractor’s information, contractor’s state license, and engineer’s name, engineer information, signed and dated.  Address if applicable)
  • Accurate and scaled Plot (site)plan that reflects the proposed building, driveways, a/c units, steps, porches, patios, drainage easements, property lines and building (existing and proposed) setbacks (including roof overhangs, property and side corners) along with protected tress 8” dbh or greater is required.
  • If sidewalks were shown on the final plat at the subject site, please show them on the site plan.
  • Please indicate the building height. Example: Building height 25 ft.
  • Provide lot area (sq. ft.) and house area (sq. ft.)
  • If applicable, homeowners/ civic league/ architectural review board approval letter
  • Zoning inspection required

Please call (843) 740-2582 for any questions.

*Zoning will forward all information with application to the Building Department for their review.

In addition to the following information listed above the Building Department Residential Plans Examiner require the following documentation.

  • Application signed off and approved by the Zoning Official
  • Site plan which was approved by Zoning Department
  • Drawings/ Prebuilt drawings with tie down kit; if applicable
  • Detailed scope of work with the cost of materials and labor work
  • If foundation will be used we will need to know the depth and width
  • If applicable rebar information to any shed that is 200 sq. ft. and over

Any questions please call (843) 740-2559

*Plans Examiner will contact correct party once permit is ready to be issued. 

Posting of Permit

Work requiring a permit shall not commence until the permit holder or his agents posts the permit card inside a permit box in a conspicuous place on the premise.  The permit shall be protected from weather and located in such position as to permit the Building Official or representative to conveniently make the required entries thereon.  No work can be done until a permit is issued.  The permit cards shall be maintained in position by permit holder until the certificate of Occupancy or Completion is issued by the Building Official.  Inspection(s) will not be done by an inspector if the job site is missing permit drawings and a permit box.

The following are required inspections: If an inspection is not called for whether rough, final, etc. you are subject to lose City or State license.  This includes all new construction, renovations and roof work (must provide a ladder). 

The permit holder must call in his/her own inspections unless an authorization letter has been sent prior to the Building Department from the sub-contractors/ owner giving general contactor the okay to call in their work.


For inspections contact appropriate inspectors located on Building Department Staff Directory.

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 am -9:00 am for the same day inspections
  • Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for the next day inspections

Types of Inspections

  • Footing- Inspected by Building and Zoning Department prior to any concrete pour.
  • Slab- After any plumbing and electrical slab inspections
  • Floor Framing- Prior to sheathing
  • Rough- After sub trades have had their rough inspection
  • Sheathing- After rough inspection and prior to insulation inspection
  • Insulation- After insulation is put in place
  • Final

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