The Building and Codes division is charged with enforcing South Carolina adopted internationally recognized construction standards for all new construction, renovations, and additions. Inspection personnel are certified by the State of South Carolina Building Code Council and strive to provide efficient and responsive service to the citizens of Oconee County to ensure that contractors performing work in Oconee County are properly licensed and qualified to perform in South Carolina. Oconee County does not require a “business license” to contract work in the unincorporated areas of the County.
• Building Permits - A building permit must be issued before starting any new building construction or making additions, alterations, renovations, and demolition of existing structures. Examples of permits are: building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, swimming pools, etc.
• Building Plan Reviews – A building plan review is required before a building permit can be issued for all commercial construction, all single family construction over 5000 square feet, and all alternate methods or engineering.
• Building Inspections – Inspections are required per building codes after the building permit has been issued at pre-determined intervals based on the type of permit issued.
• Manufactured Housing Permits – Every mobile home being set-up in the County must have a moving permit from the Assessors office and a set-up permit and decal from Building Codes in order to have electricity turned on.