Building Code Requirements

All construction in the Town of Summerville must comply with applicable building code requirements as shown in the following editions adopted by the Town:

  • 2018 International Building Code with SC modifications
  • 2018 South Carolina Building Code or the 2018 International Building Code with SC modifications 
  • 2018 South Carolina Residential Code or the 2018 International Residential Code with SC modifications
  • 2018 South Carolina Fire Code or the 2018 International Fire Code with SC modifications
  • 2018 South Carolina Plumbing Code or the 2018 International Plumbing Code 
  • 2018 South Carolina Mechanical Code or the 2018 International Mechanical Code with SC modifications 
  • 2018 South Carolina Fuel Gas Code or the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with SC modifications 
  • 2009 South Carolina Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) with SC modifications 
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2018 Int. Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Plan Reviews

In most cases, the maximum time required for residential and commercial plan review is three weeks. Inspections can usually be performed by the end of the following business day. The amount of time can vary due to workload, weather, etc. However, it is our policy to be as expedient and helpful as possible.

Building Permit Packets

  • Contact list for building permit process
  • Building permit application with fee schedule
  • Impact fee study
  • Tree permit application
  • Business license application with class rate sheet
  • Plot plan requirement checklist
  • List of required inspections
  • Subcontractor List