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100 Ann Edwards Ln
Mt Pleasant SC 29464
Building Department information for Town of Mount Pleasant, SC

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Town of Mount Pleasant, SC - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for Town of Mount Pleasant, SC

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

The Town of Mount Pleasant follows the requirements of the 2015 International Code (IBC) Series with SC Amendments. For a complete listing of all the codes, please see the International Code Council Online Library for the 2015 IBC and the State Reference List of SC Amendments (see below for links).

Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Building Codes Council intends to adopt the following building codes for use in the state of South Carolina effective July 1, 2016

Mandatory codes include the:
2015 Edition of the International Building Code with SC Modifications
2015 Edition of the International Residential Code with SC Modifications
2015 Edition of the International Fire Code with SC Modifications
2015 Edition of the International Plumbing Code;
2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code;
2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code with SC Modifications

2015 Edition of the International Existing Buildings Code
2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code.

***Please note: The 2009 International Energy Code will remain in effect.***

Applications received prior to July 1st 2016 will be reviewed and permitted under the existing codes, all applications received after July 1st 2016 are subject to the new code changes.

Permit Information and Forms

All construction projects where the valuation of the proposed construction exceeds the amount as determined by the Building Official or requires a structural inspection must obtain a building permit. Building permit applications must be submitted with the appropriate supplemental information and site plan. Applications for building permits should be submitted online via the Town website. Further submittal instructions and applications can be found under the Planning Division page or by clicking the above link.


Building permits and inspections ensure the basic safety of the buildings in our community. We have worked hard to streamline the building permit application process wherever possible. The Town of Mount Pleasant has offered online and paperless submittals since 2014, however we are here to help make the application process as easy as possible. If you are having difficulty making application online please for alternative solutions.


While many projects will require detailed review by our team of Plan Reviewers, some permits can be issued over the counter or within 1-2 business days. We value your business and want to help you get started as quickly as possible. Plan Review time can fluctuate daily based on current workloads. Plans are typically reviewed in the order they were received. The Town does not offer Expedited or Express Reviews, however we will soon be offering the option for 3rd Party Plan Review for New Commercial Construction projects only. For more questions please email.

Upon receipt of your application you will receive an email confirmation confirming what the current lead-time for plan review is at that time. Applicants are emailed when their permit is ready for pick up. We hope to soon offer online access to view status of your application but in the meantime we always welcome calls or inquires. Please call (843) 884-5184 or email e-mail with questions regarding your project.


We understand field revisions happen during the construction process. If your project is still under review and has not been permitted yet, please email for instructions on revision submittals. Field Revisions require plan review and approval prior to proceeding with work. Our goal is to work these reviews in conjunction with our daily workloads and to approve changes as quickly as possible, however, our lead-time could be determined by a number of factors. For changes on permitted jobs please email revised plans only with the changes clouded. Please do not submit revisions via our online portal as it may be confused with a new project.


Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to release or be released from a permitted job OR an application your currently have under review.


If you would like a trade permit (mechanical, plumbing, electrical or gas) you can sign up for a free service and submit your application via, or you can apply via our online portal by clicking here. Trade permits are issued by our Front Office staff and are typically issued same day. If your trade permit is not related to a master building permit then please contact us in regards to what plans (if any) may be needed for permit issuance. For more info regarding trade permits or status of a trade permit application please call (843) 884-5184.

Your project is important to us-we’re here to help! Click here to find out more details about permit applications.

Please click here for the Top Reasons for Rejection or Corrections required for Design and Specifications for Commercial Projects

How to avoid Application or Plan Rejection

Licensing Information

License Requirements for Licensed Contractors

Contractor Licensure status is verified through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). Some types of businesses such as Electricians, Plumbers, General Contractors, Residential Builders, HVAC, and others will require proof of a current South Carolina Contractor’s License before a Permit can be issued. In addition, Residential Builders are required to hold a current bond on file with LLR. Failure to update your License and/or Bond will result in the delay of permit issuance and may interfere with current permitted jobs.

For more information please click in the following link to the Code of Laws of South Carolina

**Any contractor doing work in the Town of Mount Pleasant must obtain a business license. For more information please contact the Business License Department directly at (843) 849-2786**

Non-Licensed Builder Requirements

The following disclosure can be found in the Code of Laws of South Carolina Title 40 Chapter 59 Section 40-59-260 or by clicking this link

"State law requires residential construction to be done by licensed residential builders and specialty contractors. You have applied for a permit under an exemption to that law. The exemption allows you, as the owner of your property, to act as your own builder even though you do not have a license. You must supervise the construction yourself. You may build or improve a one-family or two-family residence. The building must be for your own use and occupancy. It may not be built for sale or rent. If you sell or rent a building you have built yourself within two years after the construction is complete, the law will presume that you built it for sale or rent, which is a violation of this exemption. You may not hire an unlicensed person as your residential builder or specialty contractor. It is your responsibility to make sure that people employed by you have licenses required by state law and by county or municipal licensing ordinances. Your construction must comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, building codes, and zoning regulations."

The following form, Non-Licensed Owner's Intent to Build" is required to be completed and Recorded with the Charleston County Register Mesna Conveyance (RMC Office). Please see section E of the aforementioned state law, "If a residential building or structure has been constructed by an owner under the exemption provided for in this section, the owner of the residential building or structure must promptly file as a matter of public record a notice with the register of deeds, indexed under the owner's name in the grantor's index, stating that the residential building or structure was constructed by the owner as an unlicensed builder. Failure to do so revokes the statutory exemption."

Please contact us with additional questions regarding state law and our requirements.

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