Mobile Home Installation Permit

If you are doing any repairs or renovations to a mobile home you must pull a building permit. Please go to New Residential to get an application and to know the permit process.

Permit Application

Manufactured / Mobile Home Installation Packet

Application Process for Mobile Home 

All Mobile Home applications begin in the Zoning Department.

  • Building application information completed in full, including (owner 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 scaled plot (site)plan that reflects the proposed mobile home, driveways, heat, a/c units, steps, porches, patios, drainage easements, easements (proposed and existing), property lines and building setbacks (including roof overhangs and house corners) along with protected trees 8” diameter at breast high dbh or greater is required.
  • If sidewalks were shown on the final plat at the subject site, please show them on the site plan.
  • If applicable,  any easements that may exist along with encroachment permit(s) from the easement owner
  • Prior to approval, the Mobile Home Park must have a current business license on file with the City of North Charleston’s Business License Department.

Call (843) 740-2582 for any questions.

*Zoning will forward all information with application to the Building Department for permit process.

Contractor will need the following documentation to pull permits

  • A completed application
  • Photo ID
  • State contractors card
  • Property address ( lot #)
  • Proposal/ contract with a detailed scope of work including the cost of materials and labor work
  • If they are not the license holder a letter giving them authorization to pull permit under that contractors name
  • Proof of ownership/landlord consent
  • Site plan
  • Title and/or Bill of sale

Please call (843) 740-2562 or 5810 for any questions

*  Moving decal permit(s) are issued through Charleston County *


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

Set up Inspections

  • Rough
  • Final - mobile home
  • Final - electrical (need and electrical permit)

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 as been sent prior to the Building Department from the sub-contractors/ owner giving general contactor the okay to call in their work.


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