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Building Department

The Sullivan's Island Building Department is located in the Administrative section of Town Hall. This department handles all matters related to construction and the issuance of related licenses and permits, performs building related inspections and handles the Town’s code enforcement. 

Building permits are required by law for any repair or improvements to a residential or business property. The Building Department issues a variety of permits related to demolition, renovation, construction or improvements as well as tree trimming, pruning and removal. Rule of Thumb, If you don't know contact the Building Official at 843-883-5732!

How do I apply for a Building Permit or request and inspection? 

All permit applications and inspections must be submitted through our BS&A online portal. You may also view our step-by-step Permit Application Instructions (PDF). First time users must link their new accounts through the permit technician by calling 843-883-5727.  Business License requests must be made online as well. 

Sullivan's Island is in a Flood Zone!

 Sullivan's Island is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program.  All homes that have a Mortgage are required to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Any questions concerning the flood program should be directed to the Building Official at 843-883-5732. Any person or any real-estate agent assisting a buyer or seller in purchasing a home or lot on Sullivan’s Island is strongly advised to first contact the Building Official before purchasing the property. Flood related information concerning that property might be beneficial. Example: If a previous property owner has received a building permit to improve the structure within a three year period you may not be able to do improvements that you envisioned when you purchased the property. Visit our Floodplain Management page for more information and regulations. 

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