l Building Codes - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Building Codes

The City of Beaufort Building Codes Department is here to assist owners and development professionals through the permitting and construction process for projects of all sizes, from fences and signs, to new buildings.

Office Info

  • Physical & Mailing Address: 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Phone Number: 843-525-7040 or 840-525-7049
  • Fax: 843-986-5606
  • Inspection Line: 843-525-7041 - call before 4pm for next-day inspection
  • Email: hspade@cityofbeaufort.org
  • Office Hours: M-F 8am-4pm; available by phone and email until 5pm
  • Payment Accepted: Cash, Checks (via mail or in person) - payable to City of Beaufort; Credit Card- Master Card/Visa (in person or over the phone)

Current Codes

Access Online version of South Carolina Codes.

These codes have been adopted by the State of South Carolina. The City of Beaufort has also adopted:

  • *2015 South Carolina Existing Building Code
  • *2015 International Property Maintenance Code

Permit Information & Forms

Permits are required for most work within the City of Beaufort. Visit the Forms page for complete details and application forms.


Fee Schedule for building and permitting-related fees

Quick Project-Related Information

Chief Building Official - Bruce Skipper

email:  bskipper@cityofbeaufort.org | phone: 843-525-7006