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When is a residential building permit required?
A building permit is required whenever you construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish a building or structure, or if you install or alter electrical, heating, air conditioning or plumbing equipment.
All projects, whether they need a permit or not, must comply with the adopted building codes and regulations and the Hilton Head Island Municipal Code.
Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Town will be implementing the following changes:
Please contact Teri Lewsi, Customer Services Manager, via email at TeriL@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or by phone 843 -341-4698 for assistance.
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.
Single Family Building Permit Application
After passing all inspections and submitting any requested final paperwork, you will receive a Certificate of Occupancy for new construction or a "Final" for other construction.
View our Community Development Application Process Table
Setbacks are subject to Planning Division requirements based on the zoning district it is located.
Building permit fees are based on a comparison of the declared cost of construction and the minimum cost of construction as outlined by the International Code Council.
Contact the Community Development Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-341-4757