Building Codes

The City of Beaufort Building Codes Department assists owners and development professionals through the permitting and construction process for projects of all sizes, from fences and signs to new buildings. Please consult our FAQs to find the answers to the questions we get most often.

Current codes

The State of South Carolina has adopted the following codes effective Jan. 1, 2023:

  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code

Access the online version of South Carolina Codes.

  1. Bruce Skipper

    Chief Building Official

  2. Heather Stephenson

    Permit Technician

  3. Bob Williams