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Planning and Development

Building Inspection Division
Lee Cave
Building Official and Deputy Direct of Planning

Bill Jennings
Division Chief

Office Location:
Pinckney Place Maintenance Facility
1355 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Mailing Address:
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466

Ph: (843) 884-5184
Fx: (843) 216-3869

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please note that during the construction of the new Town Hall, the Building Inspection Division has relocated to the Mount Pleasant Public Services Department Maintenance Facility, located at 1355 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway. Visit our Town Hall Relocation website for more information here.

The Town of Mount Pleasant enforces state adopted building codes as well as a zoning and municipal ordinances. These codes and ordinances require a permit to construct, enlarge, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of any building or structure. A permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system. The Building Inspection Division reviews construction plans for all residential and commercial development, including additions and renovations. Field inspectors ensure compliance with Town building codes and zoning ordinances throughout the construction process. In addition to building permits, Certificates of Occupancy of Complete are issued by this Division.
Questions about if your project requires a permit? The answer is most likely Yes! However only one of our Plan Reviewers is qualified to answer that question. Please contact us with details on your project and what permits is any may be required.

The primary objective of the Building Inspection Division is to protect the public's safety, and welfare as it relates to construction while providing quality service to the Community we serve.  In 2013, the Town of Mount Pleasant, S.C., earned building department accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) for its strong commitment to community, quality and efficiency. The community sought accreditation of its building department to demonstrate its comprehensive and quality approach to building and safety. A subsidiary of the International Code Council, IAS accredits building departments and building department service providers, fire prevention and life safety departments, special inspection agencies, product certification agencies, inspection programs for metal building manufacturers, fabricator inspection programs, testing and calibration laboratories, inspection agencies, training agencies, curriculum developers, and field evaluation bodies. A recognized accreditation body since 1975, IAS is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. IAS is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States and a signatory to several international mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs).

The IAS Certificate of Accreditation may be viewed on the IAS website at

Please visit our "Building Code" page for more information on Building Codes


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