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There are several regulations that apply when determining the buildable area:
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Yes. The permit can be issued to you as the owner or a contractor who is licensed to work in South Carolina. If you live in the Old Village Historic District, additional approval from the Historic District Preservation Commission will be necessary before a permit can be issued.
Please contact the Building Inspections office for further information or questions at 843-884-5184.
Yes, you need a plat approved by the Town of Mount Pleasant and recorded at the Charleston County Record of Deeds office.
Setbacks are regulated according to § 156.007, of the Town of Mount Pleasant Code of Ordinances as follows:
BUILDING LINE (includes SETBACK). That line which represents the minimum distances, when measured at right angles, which a building or structure must be placed from a lot line in accordance with the terms of this chapter. Front and rear yards should be located along the width of the lot (shorter dimension) and side yards should be located along the length of the lot (longer dimension), both regardless of lot and building orientation so as to provide the greatest amount of buildable area.
LOT, CORNER. A lot at the junction of, and fronting on, two or more streets (but not alleys) at their intersection (lot “A” in diagram shown below).
LOT, DEPTH. The average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines, measured in the general direction of its side lot lines.
LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE. A lot having a frontage on two streets (but not alleys), at a point other than at their intersection, as distinguished from corner lot (lot “C” in diagram shown below).
LOT, INTERIOR. A lot other than a corner lot, having frontage on only one street other than an alley (lot “B” in diagram shown below).