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 uswith 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).
NEW BUILDING CODES IN EFFECT BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2023 Please visit our "Building Code" page for more information on Building Codes
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The Building Inspection Division staff works hard to answer each request accurately, professionally, and efficiently.
If you have contacted or had business with the Building Inspection Division at any time in the last six (6) months, we would appreciate your taking a VERY short survey to help us answer that question. We appreciate your feedback, as we hope to continually improve our customer service.