Frequently Asked Questions - Permitting

Do I need a permit to build?

Why do I have to have a permit?

May I begin construction without a permit?

Why can't I pull the permit? I'm the spouse.

Why do I have to go to DHEC and get a letter concerning my existing septic tank? I never had to do that before.

What is my property zoned?

Why can't I put a mobile home on my property?

Why do I have to pay the taxes on this mobile home? I just purchased it.


Do I need a permit to build?

Yes. There are some buildings that are exempt from having to obtain a permit to build. Please call the permit office to obtain the correct information regarding your specific project.

Why do I have to have a permit?

Not only is it County policy to obtain a permit to build, move a home, manufactured or other, etc., but it is also a State requirement. When the State adopts the codes and/or policies, the County must also abide by the same codes or policies.

May I begin construction without a permit?

No. An approved permit must be in hand to begin any type of construction. If construction does begin without a permit and you are caught, the fees for all associated permits will be doubled.

Why can't I pull the permit? I'm the spouse.

State law requires the OWNER OF RECORD to obtain all permits unless a contractor is obtaining the permits.

Why do I have to go to DHEC and get a letter concerning my existing septic tank? I never had to do that before.

This is a new policy DHEC is requesting us to enforce. All questions can be directed to them.

What is my property zoned?

Pease contact Planning and Zoning

Why can't I put a mobile home on my property?

There are several factors to consider when wanting to put a manufactured home on your property. There is the zoning of your property to consider, acreage, water and sewer availability, etc.

Why do I have to pay the taxes on this mobile home? I just purchased it.

Taxes follow the property, not the owner, for a manufactured home. When purchasing a manufactured home and moving it within or out of the county, all taxes must be paid.