Building Codes

CONTACT INFORMATION 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902

 

MAILING ADDRESS
 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC  29902

 BUSINESS HOURS
 Mon - Fri 
 8 am - 5 pm

 

 

PHONE NUMBER
Main Office
(843) 525-7040
Main Office Fax
(843) 986-5606

INSPECTION LINE
525-7041 (call before 4:00 p.m. and inspection will be performed the following work day).

E-MAIL
Martie Kay McTeer 

NOTE:  WINDOWS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE COMPLETELLY COVERED - A 3 X 3 MINIMUM OPENING IS REQUIRED.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS TO 2009 ENERGY CODE:

Free 2009 Energy Code -  http://www.ironwarrior.org/ARE/2009_Codes/2009_International_Energy_Conservation_Code%5BICC,IECC%5D.pdf

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THE TRANSITION FROM 2006 TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL CODES (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013):

Purchase   -  http://shop.iccsafe.org/2012-ibc-transition-from-the-2006-ibc-workbook.html

 Purchase   -  http://shop.iccsafe.org/electronic-products.html  (web page to purchase all code books )

 Fee Copy  -  http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/      (Cannot print these copies )

 

PERMIT INFORMATION

Building Codes in Effect for South Carolina

 City of Beaufort has also adopted the following:

 2012 International Existing Building Code and

 2012 International Property Maintenance Code

 

FEE SCHEDULE

Look up 
ICC Building Codes online

 

NOISE ORDINANCE (click here)

 

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM INFO (click here) (Required For NEW Single Family Construction)

 

PERMIT FORMS QUICK LIST

COMMERCIAL

Building Checklist
Demolition Packet
Safety Application 

RESIDENTIAL

Building Checklist
Demolition Packet
Home Occupation Application

 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

TREE PROTECTION AND SILT FENCE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TREE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SILT FENCE REQUIREMENTS 

 

SIGN INFORMATION

Sign Ordinance 

(updated 2012)

Sign Application

 

NONCONFORMING SIGNS

If you have a non-conforming sign you may need to read this

 

SIGN ORDINANCE FOR REALTORS

If you're a realtor and would like to become familiar with our sign ordinance click here.

 INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Student Housing
Auxiliary Dwellings
Historic Preservation
New Construction 
Downtown/Redevelopment Corridors
Unoccupied Buildings
(redevelopment of vacant structures tax incentive)

 

LICENSING IN SOUTH CAROLINA

How Can I Become a Licensed Home Builder?

How Can I Become Registered as a Specialty Contractor?

How Can I Become a Licensed Home Inspector?

 

 

LICENSED BUILDERS
Look up SC licensed Residential Builders or General Contractors

VACANT/DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES

Abandoned / Vacant Structures

(Report - Updated 7/2/13)