How to obtain a Commercial Permit

If you are here to obtain a commercial building permit you will need to:

  1. Submit (2) two sets of site plans, construction drawing, and an application that is completely filled out with ALL contractors information (Including all sub-contractors).
  2. Make a site development permit application so the site may be checked for compliance with the Unified Land Use Ordinance.
  3. Make an application for a septic system, at a cost of $150, or bring a PAID receipt from the sewer provider.
  4. The contractor will need to have the permit application completely filled out before any plans will be accepted by the Plan Review Coordinator.
  5. The Plan Review Coordinator will review your construction plans while the site development application is being check for compliance.
  6. If the structure will occupy more than 5,000 square feet or if the use is to be used for assembly, educational, or institutional purposes the plans must be sealed by a state licensed architect and/or engineer.
  7. After approval of the site plan, sewage disposal system and the construction drawings must be approved before the permit for construction can be issued.
  8. For Projects over $5,000 a South Carolina state licensed general contractor is required.
  9. The permit clerk will give you directions on how to request inspections and how to obtain inspection results
  10. Occupancy of a Structure is not allowed until a final inspection and certificate of occupancy is issued by the Building Codes Department.
  11. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the clerk for help. If we can be of further service, please call (864) 596-2727

How to obtain a Commercial Permit (printable version)