Building Service Center News & Updates

New Requirements for Single-Family Building Permits

Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Town will be implementing the following changes:

  • All single-family building permit applications must be accompanied by the Single-Family Building Permit Review Checklist.
  • A digital set of plans will be required along with 2 hard copy sets.

Please contact Katie Kabala, Customer Services Manager, via email at or by phone 843 -341-4698 for assistance.

View The Single-Family Building Permit Review Checklist

Framing Certificates for Residential Builders

Residential Builders should note that the Town is no longer requiring Framing Certificates of Work to be submitted as part of a Single-family Residential permit.

Updated Rules of Measurement for Height and Municipal Code Chapter 15-9 Flood Damage Controls

The updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Town of Hilton Head Island became effective March 23, 2021, for flood insurance rating.

In conjunction with the map adoption, the Town has updated the Land Management Ordinance (LMO) Section 16-10-102.C Rules of Measurement for Height and Municipal Code Chapter 15-9 Flood Damage Controls.

View the Updates

Survey Submission Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2021, the following policy and guidance for the submission of foundation surveys, as-built surveys, under construction flood elevation certificates, and finished construction flood elevation certificates will be used.

All Foundation surveys and as-built surveys shall have the required setbacks and buffers delineated and labeled on them.

View the Survey Submission Requirements