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Permit Center
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Permit Center Hours of Operation: 

2 George Street, Charleston SC 29401
(located within the Gaillard Center)

M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday. 

To provide excellent customer service to residents and visitors of the City of Charleston, the Permit Center includes staff from Zoning, Planning BAR/DRB, Building Inspections, Engineering plat submittal and Revenue Collections. Customers will be seen on a first come first serve basis. Please see below for contact information for each department for inquiries.


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Zoning Station#7
843-579-6414
Answers citizen inquiries regarding the interpretation and application of the zoning ordinance.

BAR/DRB Station#8843-579-6415
Oversees permitting in the Old and Historic District, Old City District and Design Review sections of the City

Building Code Review Station #9843-579-6416
Verifies code compliance with South Carolina and City of Charleston building codes and ordinances. 

Engineering Plat Review Station #10: 843-579-6417

Revenue Collection/ Business License: 843-724-3711
Processes new business license applications, business license renewals, collection of Hospitality tax, Peddlers permits and Home Occupation licenses.

Commercial Plan Review 

Residential Plan Review 

Sub-Contractor Permit Information