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Notice to Construction Industry

The South Carolina (SC) Building Code Council has announced the 2015 SC building code adoption is complete and implementation is set for July 1, 2016. 

All projects submitted for permit by close of business Thursday, June 30th will only be accepted under South Carolina’s 2012 building code edition. 

All projects submitted for permit on or after Friday July 1st will only be accepted under South Carolina’s 2015 building code edition. 

Effective Building Codes as of July 1st, 2016

  • 2015 South Carolina Residential Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Building Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Fire Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Plumbing Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Mechanical Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Existing Building Code
  • 2015 South Carolina Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 Swimming Pool & Spa Code (permissive)
  • 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible & Usable Buildings & Facilities