Building Inspection Division

**NEW** Mayor Haynie orders COVID-19 State of Emergency for the Town of Mount Pleasant.  Town offices closed to the public until further notice.

Mayor Will Haynie has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency, effective March 16, 2020, to meet pubic emergencies affecting life, health, safety, and the property of residents and businesses in Mount Pleasant.  All Town offices will be closed to the public and Town employees will work from home as much as possible. The proclamation will remain in effect until further notice.  

The services we provide, inspections, permitting and plan review, remain fully operational at this time and are available thru the online services we provide (please use left menu bar to help you navigate).  The Mayor has ordered at Stay at Home Proclamation, effective Thursday April 2, 2020, declaring residents stay at home with exemptions for travel to and from Essential Services.  At this time, construction sites are deemed essential services where the contractor can ensure social distancing.  We ask that the safety of our Inspectors be kept in mind when calling in Inspections and that they adhere to any safety requests that may be asked of them, such as limiting or clearing the worksite or other requests as observed by best practices by the CDC.

For all inquiries related to Inspections, trade permits and other building related matters, please to email Building Inspections at  For permitting and plan review inquiries or to check the status of an ongoing project already submitted, please contact Christina Springston here.

If you have questions or concerns about Planning or Zoning please email planning staff at

The Town of Mount Pleasant enforces state adopted building codes as well as a zoning and 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. The Building Inspection Division reviews construction plans for all residential and commercial development, including additions and renovations. Field inspectors ensure compliance with Town building codes and zoning ordinances throughout the construction process. In addition to building permits, Certificates of Occupancy of Complete are issued by this Division.
Does your project requires a permit? The answer is most likely, Yes! However only one of our Plan Reviewers is qualified to answer that question. Please contact us with details on your project so we can determine what permits, if any may be required. 

The primary objective of the Building Inspection Division is to protect the public's safety, and welfare as it relates to construction while providing quality service to the community we serve. In 2013, the Town of Mount Pleasant, S.C., earned building department accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) for its strong commitment to community, quality and efficiency. Accreditation demonstrates the Building Inspections Division's comprehensive and quality approach to building and safety. A subsidiary of the International Code Council, IAS accredits building departments and building department service providers, fire prevention and life safety departments, special inspection agencies, product certification agencies, inspection programs for metal building manufacturers, fabricator inspection programs, testing and calibration laboratories, inspection agencies, training agencies, curriculum developers, and field evaluation bodies. A recognized accreditation body since 1975, IAS is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. IAS is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States and a signatory to several international mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs). 

The IAS Certificate of Accreditation may be viewed on the IAS website at

Please visit our "Building Code" page for more information on Building Codes

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