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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

Inspection Requests

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

Inspection Information

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
  • Electrical Inspector - Ben Brown - (843) 740-2563
  • Mechanical / Gas Inspector - Charlie Coker - (843) 740-2567
  • Plumbing Inspector - David Dickson - (843) 740-2568
  • Flood Plains Manager - Rick Williams - (843) 740-2561
  • Signs 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. 

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Miscellaneous Info

Code Book Purchases
Fenton Miller, 843-225-5605
Miller Code Books
1692 Seccessionville Road
Charleston, SC 29412 

Reference Links

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October 25 on East Montague from 4pm until after dark, the Harvest Festival and Block Party features live musical performances, art and craft booths, costume contests and children's activities.

           

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