South Carolina Building Codes

Building Codes References

South Carolina requires that every local jurisdiction adopt a code and mandates which code the local government must adopt, making the codes listed below mandatory throughout the state. Local jurisdictions may amend the codes to make them more stringent with the approval of the Building Codes Council (BCC).
• Enforcement and interpretation of each of the codes (building, mechanical, electrical, etc.) is the responsibility of the local governments.
On March 22, 2010, the SC BCC formally adopted the 2009 I-codes with an implementation date of January 1, 2011. More info here.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006 w/amendmentsonline
Structural CodeIBC 2006 w/amendmentsonline
Plumbing CodeIPC 2006online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006No amendments
Electrical CodeNEC 2008No amendments
Fire/Life Safety CodeIFC 2006 w/amendmentsonline
Accessibility CodeICC/ANSI A117.1No amendments
Energy CodeIECC 2006online
Gas CodeIFGC 2006 w/amendmentsNo amendments
Boiler CodeNoneN/A

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
EnergySouth Carolina Energy Office
Phone: (803) 737-8030
Fire MarshalJohn Reich
Deputy Director for Fire and Life Safety
Phone: (803) 896-9800
Elevator InspectorOffice of Elevators and Amusement Rides
Phone: (803) 896-7630
Fax: (803) 896-7650
Building codes are also available for these other South Carolina municipalities: