Building Codes

The City of Beaufort Building Codes Department is here to assist owners and development professionals through the permitting and construction process for projects of all sizes, from fences and signs to new buildings.

Current Codes

Access the online version of South Carolina Codes.

The State of South Carolina has adopted the following codes effective January 1, 2020:

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  1. Bruce Skipper

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 843-525-7006

  2. Annie Peifer

    Permit Technician
    Phone: 843-525-7049

  3. Bob Williams

    Phone: 843-379-7516

  1. permit information & forms
  2. fee schedule
  3. quick project information

Permit Information & Forms

Permits are required for most work within the City of Beaufort. Visit the Forms page for complete details and application forms.