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Building Standards
803-441-4227 or 803-441-4223

Municipal Building
100 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All construction projects must have appropriate permits to ensure compliance with adopted codes.  Failure to obtain the appropriate permits may result in a loss of value of property, denial of insurance coverage, or difficulty selling the property.  A property that is not up to code my be required to be brought to code before sale.

Building Permits

Single-family residential permits will be issued to contractors licensed by either the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission or the South Carolina Licensing Board for Contractors.  Single-family permits can be issued to the homeowner if they own and currently occupy the home.


All commercial projects require a duly licensed Contractor.

Projects exceeding $5,000 in valuation must be performed by a contractor that has obtained a General Contractor's license from the South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board. 

For projects under $5,000 in valuation, a contractor licensed by the Residential Builders Commission may be used.

Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical

These trades require a South Carolina Mechanical Contractors license issued by the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board regardless of the project amount.

List of Currently Adopted Building Codes

A Building Permit Application is required for the following project types:

  • New construction
  • Renovations – Interior and Exterior
  • Additions - (e.g.: room additions, accessory buildings, sunrooms, screened porches)
  • Roofing
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Window & Door installation
  • Demolitions
  • Moving Permits
  • Modular or Pre-Fabricated Structures
  • Utility or storage buildings
  • Swimming Pools
  • Solar Panels
  • Signs
  • Grading