Building and Permit Inspections
The Building Department is responsible for the issuing of building permits for residential and commercial new construction and renovations. Located on the 3rd floor of City Hall in the One Stop Shop.
Permits can be issued Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
List of All Permits
Monday - Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm for next day inspections
Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 9:00 am for same day inspections
All Inspectors will be at the telephone numbers listed below during above mentioned times to handle your requests.
Building Inspection - Al Graham - (843) 740-2534
Building Inspection - Robbie Robinson - (843) 740-2565
Residential Inspection- Brandon Fields - (843)740-2653
Residential Inspection- David Rushton - (843) 740-2532
Electrical Inspector - Ben Brown - (843) 740-2563
Mechanical / Gas Inspector - James Whittaker - (843) 740-2567
Plumbing Inspector - David Dickson - (843) 740-2568
Building Inspection - Robert Meyers - (843) 740-2561
Flood Plain Manager/Sign Inspector - Fred Kemmerlin - (843) 740-2549
Sign Inspector - Toyah Smith - (843) 740-2533
Business License - Michael Burgess - (843) 740-5810
Mandatory codes and the dates of their adoption and implementation
2012 International Building Code, July 1, 2013
2012 International Fire Code, July 1, 2013
2012 International Plumbing Code, July 1, 2013
2012 International Mechanical Code, July 1, 2013
2012 International Fuel Gas Code, July 1, 2013
2011 National Electric Code July 1, 2013
2012 International Residential Code, July 1, 2013
All commercial construction plans submitted after July 1, 2013 must meet
the 2012 International Building Codes and all other applicable codes
The 2009 International Energy Code will remain in effect.
Effective July 1, 2016 all international residential and building codes will be implemented along with all other applicable codes. 2014 National Electric codes will also be adopted on July 1, 2016.
The Building Inspection Department is now offering online services to assist in the permitting and inspection request process. This service is powered by BuildERadius and can be seen at www.buildingdepartment.com.
The Building Inspection Department's Mission Statement reflects its protection of life, health and property as a solemn responsibility of the highest order. Recognizing the public's trust bestowed upon individuals engaged in the administration and enforcement of building regulatory codes, the Building Department advocates its commitments to a standard of professional behavior that exemplifies the highest ideals and principles of ethical conduct.
Code Book Purchases
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