Submit Building Permits Electronically In South Carolina With Service First Permits
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SOUTH CAROLINA BUILDING PERMITS
Electronic Building Permits in South Carolina
The State of South Carolina has developed an online building permit portal to accept electronic building plans for long-form permit applications based on their electronic submittal guidelines.
When are Long-Form Building Permits in South Carolina Required?
These long-form permits are required for major changes to any land or existing structure. The types of electronic building permits offered in long-form via the online portal are:
- Residential new build ePermit
- Commercial new build ePermit
- Demolition ePermit
- Premises ePermit
- Foundation ePermit
- Renovation ePermit
- Flammable storage garage license
Online Submission Requirements for a South Carolina Building Permit
All of your building plans, supporting documents, and approvals from outside State agencies must be presented as a single merged PDF file and submitted via the “ePlans” attachment field in the permitting portal.
- Plans must be stamped and signed by a registered design professional on every sheet. If you stamp your plans electronically, be sure not to lock the document upon signing as our plans examiners will not be able to complete your review if the document is locked.
- Plans must be legible and have an accurate scale on every sheet.
- File size cannot be larger than 21MB.
- Adhere to the American Institute of Architect’s page naming convention.
Scheduling Property Inspections in South Carolina Online
The South Carolina online permitting portal also offers the opportunity to schedule property inspections directly online. By using the portal, you can directly contact the State’s inspection team, so that you may receive your property inspection approval quickly.
How Much Does an Online Building Permit in South Carolina Cost?
The Fee Schedule for an electronic building permit in South Carolina varies depending on the complexity of the project, however the general rule is $520 as the primary fee plus $10.00 per $1,000.00 of the estimated cost of work.
How Long Does the Approval for a South Carolina Building Permit Take Online?
An online building permit in South Carolina takes approximately 7-10 days to be initially reviewed, depending on the amount of applications that are in the queue.
If all your information is presented correctly, then you may receive your electronic South Carolina building permit in under 14 days. However, if your submission is lacking information or the documentation is in an incorrect format, it will be returned and it may take several weeks more for the permit to be issued.
If you want to receive the fastest, easier online building permits in South Carolina, then Service First Permits is ready to help!
Contact our specialists now to discover how our expertise and knowledge in South Carolina’s ePermitting process will get you the right permit for your project as quickly as possible.