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The most common types of projects that require permits are:
This list is not all inclusive. Please call the Building & Codes Department at 803-547-2034 for additional information.
All workers of all types must have a Town of Fort Mill business license. For more information, please email our business license staff.
For residential work exceeding $200 but less than $5,000, one of the following State of South Carolina certifications is required in addition to the Town of Fort Mill business license:
For residential work over $5,000, one of the following is required in addition to the Town of Fort Mill business license:
Commercial work over $5,000 requires a South Carolina General Contractors License in addition to the Town of Fort Mill business license.
For work up to $5,000, one of the following is required in addition to the Town of Fort Mill business license:
For work over $5,000, a South Carolina Mechanical Contractors License is required in addition to the Town of Fort Mill business license.
Homeowners may obtain permits to do work on their own residence except mechanical and gas installations. For the homeowner to do electrical work (maintenance only, not new construction) on their residence (totaling less than $250), an electrical permit must be issued. For work totaling more than $250, the homeowner must contract with a State of South Carolina licensed electrician.
Any individual doing work on someone else’s property is considered a contractor and shall meet the licensing and permitting requirements.
Learn about obtaining a permit for building or demolition.
Please Note: This list is not all inclusive. For questions, please contact our Building & Codes Department at 803-547-2034.
Performed after the trenches have been excavated and any forms or reinforcement required are in place prior to pouring concrete.
Performed after any plumbing, mechanical or electrical components that are located under the slab are installed.
Performed when all electrical, mechanical and plumbing elements under the slab have been inspected and approved and the soil treatment, moisture barrier and any required reinforcement is in place prior to pouring concrete.
For crawl space construction this is performed when the foundation walls are up, the girders and bands are in place and the strapping is attached, prior to installing floor decking. Any drainage system to be installed in the crawl space is to be in at this time.
Masonry Wall Tie Beams:
Masonry walls requiring vertical reinforcement or reinforced bond beans/lintels are to be inspected when reinforcement is in place and prior to pouring concrete.
Performed after the exterior wall sheathing is applied and before any energy wrap, siding or brick is installed. This inspection can take place as separate inspection or at the same time as the framing inspection.
Performed after the electrical, mechanical and plumbing roughs are completed, the roof and framing is completed, including all fire blocking and bracing, and the windows and doors installed. In commercial buildings the mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspections may be performed separately depending on the size of the project.
Performed after the framing has passed inspection and after all walls and floors required to be insulated are completed. Any ceiling areas that are not to have blown insulation are to be completed at this time.
3 circuits which include GFIC, lights and heat or cool circuit only
All others circuit not made up in breaker panel
Permanent Power: (meter set)
For residential installations this inspection is performed when all circuits have been completed, receptacles and covers installed, ceiling outlets wire nutted and covered and the electric panel completed with all circuit breakers installed (an exception may be considered for receptacle installed in areas to be tiled or with special order counters or cabinets).
This is when a building is fully complete, and all services are connected and operational. Ready for the customer/ tenant to take ownership and/or move in.
If you need to request an Inspection, please email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online inspection request form. Please be sure to include the lot number, address, permit number, type of inspection needed, contractor, and a contact name and telephone number with your request. Please note that inspection results will not be given over the phone.
For general information regarding Building & Codes, permitting, or business licensing, please call 803-547-2034.
Please note that the Town of Fort Mill does not issue any state licenses, only Town of Fort Mill business licenses.