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Building Codes

Current SC & Town Building Codes

The Town of Sullivan's Island follows the current building codes and revisions as adopted by the State of South Carolina Building Codes Council.  We strongly encourage you to check the current SC building codes for the most accurate standard. The mandatory building codes listed below are adopted by the South Carolina Building Code Council and enforced on Sullivan's Island. Read more about the current building codes on the South Carolina Building Codes Council page. 

Copies of the adopted codes are available for purchase and free to view online on the International Code Council page.

The following Codes are hereby adopted by reference as though they were copied herein fully:

A. 2018 International Building Code
B. 2018 International Plumbing Code
C. 2018 International Mechanical Code
D. 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
E. 2018 International Fire Code
F. 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
G. 2017 National Electrical Code
H. 2009 International Energy Code
I. 2018 International Residential Code

Section 1. That certain documents, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the Building Official being marked and designated as International Residential Code, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, and as may be subsequently revised by South Carolina Buildings Code Council as published by the International Code Council and is hereby adopted as the code of the Town of Sullivan's Island for regulating, the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of one- and two- family dwellings not more than three stories in height in the Town of Sullivan's Island and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of such International Residential Code, 2000 Edition, published by the International Code Council on file in the office of the Building Official are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this ordinance. 

Section 2. The following section of the International Residential Code is hereby revised: Table R301.2(1)- Roof snow load (5 lbs.), Seismic Design Category (D2), Weathering (Moderate), Termite (very heavy), Winter design temperature (28), Flood Hazard (1/29/2020).