South Carolina Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information
South Carolina Building Code Agency:
Department of Labor, Licensing Requirements, and Regulation
South Carolina Building Code Council
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
What Are The Current Adopted South Carolina Building Code and Editions:
- 2018 International Building Code (IBC), with state amendments
- 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), with state amendments
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with state amendments and ASHRAE 90.1-2007
- 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE
State code must be enforced in local jurisdictions. South Carolina requires that all municipalities enforce building, energy, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, and fire codes, relating to the construction, livability, sanitation, erection, energy efficiency, installation of equipment, alteration, repair, occupancy, classification, or removal of structures located within their jurisdictions as adopted by the state.
Notes: Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):
It is anticipated that the Building Code Council will consider the 2021 International Codes for adoption beginning in the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021, with adoption in late 2021, and an effective date of Jan. 1, 2022. These dates may change.
|State Licensing||Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Contractor’s Licensing Board
PO Box 11329
(803) 896-4686Contractor licensing is required by the State of South Carolina for all commercial work over $5,000 and all residential work over $200.
|State Building Code||The State of South Carolina has adopted the
|State Licensing Division||https://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/contractors/|
|State Fire Marshall||https://www.scfiremarshal.llronline.com/|
|State Environmental Permit||https://www.scdhec.gov/|
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