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Charleston, South Carolina Building Codes

Building Codes References

On March 22, 2010, the SC BCC formally adopted the 2009 I-codes with an implementation date of January 1, 2011. More info here.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006 w/amendmentsOnline
Structural CodeIBC 2006 w/amendmentsOnline
Plumbing CodeIPC 2006Online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006Online
Electrical CodeNEC 2008Online
Accessibility CodeICC/ANSI A117.1South Carolina Building Codes Council,
(803) 896-4688
Energy CodeIECC 2006South Carolina Building Codes Council,
(803) 896-4688

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralThomas P. Scholtens
Chief Building Official
Phone: (843) 937-8670
Fax: (843) 973-7254
PlumbingMax Clary
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Phone: (843) 724-7446
Fax: (843) 724-7198
MechanicalMax Clary
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Phone: (843) 724-7446
Fax: (843) 724-7198
ElectricalJames DeSaussure
Electrical Inspector
Phone: (843) 724-7445
Fax: (843) 724-7198
AccessibilityEdye Graves
Deputy Building Official
Phone: (843) 973-7256
Historic PreservationEddie Bello
Preservation Officer, Urban Design & Preservation
Phone: (843) 724-3781
Fax: (843) 724-3772
EnvironmentalSC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
Phone: (843) 740-1590
Fax: (843) 740-1595
Fire MarshalRussell Thomas, Chief
Fire Department
Phone: (843) 720-1981
Fax: (843) 720-3991
ZoningLee Batchelder
Director Zoning Division
Phone: (843) 724-3781
Fax: (843) 724-3772
PlanningChristopher Morgan
Planning Division Director
Phone: (843) 724-3774
Fax: (843) 724-3772
City AttorneyAdelaide S. Andrews
Deputy Corporate Counsel
Phone: (843) 724-3730
Fax: (843) 724-3706
Public WorksLaura Cabiness, PE
Director, Dept. of Public Service
Phone: (843) 724-3754
Fax: (843) 973-7261
Parks/RecreationSteven Livingston
Director, Department of Parks
Phone: (843) 724-7323
Fax: (843) 724-7300

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other South Carolina municipalities: