Building Department

The Building & Permitting Department is responsible for issuing permits and inspecting new and active construction. The inspections and permit services also include additions and remodeling of structures.

Our primary mission is to provide for the public safety, health and general welfare in the built environment through education and enforcement of the building codes, local ordinances, and state laws. Life safety is our main goal and objective.

The Building and Permitting Department is comprised of a Building Official, Plans Examiner, Building Inspectors and Permitting Clerks.

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Phone Number:
(843) 665-3151
Address:
324 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Florence, SC Code of Ordinances

The following technical codes are hereby adopted and incorporated into this Code of Ordinances of the City of Florence:

2018 International Fire Code

International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Building Code

(1) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Plumbing Code

(2) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Mechanical Code

(3) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

(4) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Fuel Gas Code

(5) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Property Maintenance Code

(6) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Energy Conservation Code

(7) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Residential Code

(8) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

2018 International Existing Building Code

(9) International building Code, as promulgated by the South Carolina Building Codes Council;

(C)

The adopted of all codes promulgated by the state building codes council shall not preclude or restrict the employment practices and authority of the city manager and the otherwise established under the City Code and state law in the employment, supervision, and termination of enforcement officials.