F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is a permit required for a privacy fence?

Yes, a zoning review is required to ensure the proposed fence will be compliant with the zoning ordinance (here).

Is a permit required for a shed, carport, gazebo, pergola, etc.?

Yes, a zoning review is required to ensure the structure will be compliant with the building code (here).

Can homeowner obtain a permit to build a house or make repairs?

Yes.  As long as the requirements of the SC State Law for owner/builders are met.

Is a permit required for tree removal?

Yes, a permit is required for 8″ and greater in diameter trees as dictated in the zoning ordinance (here).  Tree removal permits are free (here).

Is a business license required for rental property?

Yes.  For more information regarding this requirement, please contact the Building & Codes office at (843) 576-5259.

Is a permit required for replacing a driveway or installing a patio?

Yes.  Fore more information regarding the permit requirement, please contact the Building & Codes office at (843) 576-5259.