The Permit Center is open to the public from 9a.m. to 2p.m., Monday - Friday (except City holidays)
City of Charleston offices will be closed on the following City observed holidays:
|New Year's Day||January 2, 2023|
|Martin Luther King's Birthday||January 16, 2023|
|President's Day||February 20, 2023|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2023|
|Juneteenth||June 19, 2023|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2023|
|Labor Day||September 4, 2023|
|Veteran's Day||November 11, 2023|
|Thanksgiving||November 24 & 25, 2023|
|Christmas||December 22 & 25, 2023|
The City of Charleston is excited to announce a new Customer Self Service (CSS) portal. This website will replace the City’s Customer Access Portal (CAP) and provides our customers with an all-new HTML platform experience that can be used on your desktop and mobile devices. Please note the following:
Commercial and Residential projects are to be submitted at stations 11 & 12 with a Development Coordinator. Development Coordinators also answer questions relating to most permitting processes and other City related inquires.
Stations 1 through 4 are the Permit Center's Permit Technicians. Building Permits, Sub Trade Permits and Business Licenses are issued at these stations.
Desk Phone: 843-742-3711
The Zoning Division is located at station 7. They answer citizen inquiries regarding the interpretation and application of the zoning ordinance. You can also submit for the Technical Review Committee (TRC). For application information visit their page.
Desk Phone: 843-579-6414
Desk Phone: 843-579-6416
At station 8 the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) and the Design Review Board (DRB) oversees permitting in the Old and Historic District, Old City District and Design Review sections of the City.
Desk Phone: 843-579-6415
Plats to be recorded at Charleston and Berkeley County can be dropped off with the Engineering Technician at station 6 in the Permit Center.
Desk Phone: 843-579-6417
The Fire Marshal Division is responsible for conducting plan review and inspections of permit required work. Plans and applications will be reviewed during the intake process and assigned to one of five levels based on the type and size of the project. Their office is located on the third floor.
Office Phone: 843-724-3429