Municipality Location and General Contact Information

155 Johnston St
Rock Hill SC 29730
Building Department information for City of Rock Hill, SC

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City of Rock Hill, SC - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for City of Rock Hill, SC

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

Current applicable codes are:

2015 International Residential Code (with modifications)

2015 International Building Code (with modifications)

2015 International Fire Prevention Code (with modifications)

2015 International Plumbing Code

2015 International Fuel Gas Code (with modifications)

2015 International Mechanical Code

2014 National Electrical Code (with modifications)

2009 International Energy Conservation Code

2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 American National Standard

2015 International Existing Building Code City of Rock Hill Zoning Ordinance

The SC modifications can be found at:

Permit Information and Forms

The City Of Rock Hill enforces state adopted building codes as well as a zoning ordinance and other municipal ordinances. These codes and ordinances require a permit to construct, enlarge, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of any building or structure. A permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system. Please select the type of work you plan to do from the list below. Please contact the Permit Application Center at 803/329-5590 if you have any questions about permits or inspections. You can also view our brochure "Do I Need a Building Permit?" for more information.

Building Permits
New Building or Addition
Interior Upfit or Renovation
Remodel, Renovation or Exterior Repair
Retaining Wall
Swimming Pool

Other Permits
Antenna, Co-locate and Towers
Construction Trailer
Electrical, HVAC or Gas
Fire Systems
Paint Booth
Solar Panels
Temporary Use Permit
Tent Permit
Zoning Approvals for Businesses

Related Information
Building Construction Codes that we enforce (PDF)
Contractor Licensing Information

Cross Connection/ Backflow Prevention
Design Standard Review
Inspection Information

Permit Fees
2015 International Codes

Licensing Information

Any contractor doing work in the City of Rock Hill must obtain a business license. Some types of businesses such as electricians, plumbers, general contractors, HVAC, and others will require proof of a current South Carolina Contractor’s License before a City business license can be issued. All contractors obtaining a business license per job will be required to submit a copy of their signed contract or other proof of the cost of the project.

Are you applying for your first permit with the City of Rock Hill? Please fill out the forms below and submit with your permit application or when submitted for plan review. You can also download a pdf of the New Contractor Info Packet.



The City of Rock Hill does not recognize out of state licenses. Contact the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to find out if your license will reciprocate. For specific information about the types of licenses accepted, please see Contractor Licensing Requirements.


For further information, contact any Customer Service Representative at the Permit Application Center (PAC) at 803-329-5590 or email the PAC.

Related Information

Business License Application

Business License Fee Worksheet

Business License Frequently Asked Questions

Contractor Licensing Requirements

New Contractor Info Packet

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Program

Additional Information

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