Forms & Applications

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Building & Development

The Commercial Permit Applications, Single Family Residential Application, and Miscellaneous Building Permit Application forms are organized in phases for different submissions at different times. Print only those pages necessary for that particular phase of the project.

Building & Development Citizen Self Service Center (CSS)

Our Building & Development Citizen Self Service Center allows you to manage your plans, permits, and inspections online.

Commercial Building Permit Application

Apply for a New Commercial Structure, New Hotel/Motel, New Multi-Family, New Commercial Accessory Structure and Commercial Additions to include Multi-Family, Hotel/Motel, Multi-Family and Accessory Structure.

Single Family Building Permit Application

All single-family building permit applications must be accompanied by the Single-Family Building Permit Review Checklist.

New Residential and Commercial Structure Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any new single family home applications.

Addition Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any new single family home applications.

Renovation Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any renovation applications- residential or commercial.

Irrigation Checklist


Checklist to be completed and signed with any new irrigation projects.

Demolition Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any demolitions.

Pool / Spa / Water Feature Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any new pool, spa or water feature.

Tent / Inflatables Checklist

Checklist to be completed and signed with any tent or large inflatable permit.

Miscellaneous Building Permit Application Package

For Single Family, Multi-Family and Commercial Renovations (exterior and interior) when no square footage is being added. Also for Swimming Pools, Spas and Water Features.

Air Barrier Test Form

Checklist for your Air Barrier Test.

Affidavit of Ownership

Form for Owner Consent to perform the work.

Automatic Irrigation Certification

Use this form to confirm operating instructions with the owner.

Certification of Work

Form for Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Framing Contractors that are sub-contractors on your job.

Final Inspection Requirements Checklist

Use this checklist as a guideline when scheduling Final Inspections.

Homebuilder or General Contractor Authorization

Authorize employees to apply for building permits and schedule inspections.

HVAC Change-out

Apply for a Single Family or Multi-Family HVAC Change-out.

HVAC Website Permitting Activation

Sign up for Online Pay and Print HVAC Change-out permits (Single Family and/or Multi-Family.

Mechanical Contractor Authorization to Sign

Authorize employees to sign Certificates of Work.

Residential Window Requirements

For any construction that includes new or replacement windows or doors.

Scope of Work Change Form

Form to be used when the scope of work on a permit is changed. Please fill out for all changes, even if there is no monetary change in the value of construction.

Sub-Contractor Roster

List all sub-contractors that perform work on your project.

Substantial Damage/Improvement Review Application

Complete this form when the value of construction exceeds 40 percent of the value of the structure.

Tent / Stage / Bounce House Permit Application

If you installing a tent, stage, or bounce house.

Underground Electrical Conversion

If you are performing electrical work to covert overhead to underground.

Unlicensed Residential Builder's Disclosure Statement

If you are an owner performing building your own home or performing construction on your own home.

V Zone Design Certification

Design professional certification required for construction in Flood Zone V.

Affidavit of Ownership and Hold Harmless Permission to Enter Property

Owners consent for permit application.

Appeal of LMO Official Determination

An Appeal is intended to seek relief from an administrative decision or written interpretation.

Certification of Compliance Application

An application to request final inspections upon completion of a development project.

Minor Corridor Review Application

Application for minor external changes to property within the Corridor Overlay District.

Major Corridor Review Application

Aesthetic review of new development, additions and alterations to property within the Corridor Overlay District.

Development Name Application

Application to name a new development.

Extension Request for Development Plan Review and/or Subdivision Application

Request an annual extension of project approval upon expiration.

Family Compound Application

Application to develop a family compound in a Historic Neighborhood.

Family Subdivision Application

Application to develop a family subdivision in a Historic Neighborhood.

Land Disturbance Permit Application

An application requesting inspection of stormwater facilities that have been installed.

Major Development Plan Review Application

Application for projects involving new structures, changes to existing structures or density, or more than five homes on one lot.

Minor Development Plan Review Application

Application for site improvements only, not involving structures or density.

Natural Resource Request Form

Application to alter the natural resources such as trees, buffers and beachfront on a site.

Plat Stamping Application

Application to have a plat stamped prior to bringing it to the County for recording purposes.

Pre-Application Meeting Request

Request an informal meeting with staff to review and discuss conceptual plans for a new project.

Project Revision Request

Request to revise a development plan review or subdivision after the plans have been approved.

Public Project Review Application

Application to develop a public project, whether publicly or privately owned, to ensure consistency with Our Plan.

Sign Permit Application

Apply for a new sign, sign system or modifications to an existing sign.

Small Residential Review

Application for adding two to five homes on one lot.

Special Exception Application

Special Exceptions are uses that are allowed in a zoning district but may not be appropriate everywhere in that zoning district.

Street Name Application

Apply to name a new street or access easement.

Subdivision- Major Application

Application for all commercial subdivisions and residential subdivision of six or more lots.

Subdivision - Minor Application

Application for the division of land into five or fewer residential lots.

Traffic Impact Analysis Application

Application to enable the Town to review and evaluate the traffic impact associated with a proposed development.

Tree Tally Sheet

Used to determine if supplemental tree plantings will be required for new development.

Utility Project Permit Application

Application for new utilities or utilities being modified beyond their existing footprint.

Variance Application

Variances are intended to provide relief from the strict application of certain LMO requirements for a property or associated development if the regulations cause unnecessary hardship.

Wetlands Alteration Application

Apply to alter wetlands on a parcel.

Workforce Housing Developer Application

Application for Developers to participate in the Workforce Housing Program.

Zoning Map Amendment Application

Apply to change the zoning of a parcel or parcels.

Manufactured Home Permit Application

For a new placement or to replace a Manufactured Home.

Elevator Inspection

Third party elevator inspectors form to be completed and submitted before Final or Certificate of Occupancy inspections.

Special Inspectors Daily Report

Third party special inspector's daily report form.

Special Inspectors Registration

Required registration form for Special inspector's.

Statement of Special Inspections

Design Professional's statement of required chapter 17 special inspections to be completed on all commercial jobs.

Request for Estimate of Fees

Use this application form if you are at the beginning stages of planning a project and looking to obtain building permit fees and impact fee information for budgeting purposes.


Accommodations Tax Payment Form

Pay your accommodations tax and beach preservation fee.

Business License Application

Apply for a Town of Hilton Head Island business license.

Residential or Commercial Property Rental Business License Application

Apply for a Town of Hilton Head Island business license to rent your residential or Commercial property.

Business License Change/Closure Form

Request changes or updates to your business license account or close your business license account.

Hospitality Tax Payment Form

Pay your hospitality tax.

Local Vendor Preference Application

Apply to be certified as a local vendor to receive the local vendor preference for Town bid opportunities.

Mobile Food Vendor Operational Permit Application

Operational permits are issued by the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Bureau of Fire Prevention.

Quarterly Accommodation Tax Report

For property managers to report their quarterly or monthly rentals to the Town.

Fire Rescue Programs & Services

Fire Rescue Ride-Along Program Request

Request to participate in a ride-along to observe first-hand how firefighters respond to calls for help.

Fire Station Tour Request

Request a Fire Station Tour for your group, school, or organization.

Infrastructure Services

Stormwater Erosion Control Affidavit

Signifies responsibility for job site Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sedimentation Control Standards compliance.

Stormwater Review Application

Stormwater Plan Review Checklist

Checklist to prepare required Development Plan Review submittal.

Town Encroachment Permit Application


Mayor's Initiatives

Mayor's Honored Islander Nomination Form

Nominate individuals for the Mayor's Honored Islander Award recognizing Hilton Head Island volunteers who excel in bettering our community.

A student can receive Mayoral recognition for volunteer hours earned between May 1 and April 23.

Proclamation / Commendation Request Form

Submit your request for a Mayoral Proclamation or Commendation.

Parking and the Beach

Resident Beach Parking Permit Application

To qualify to purchase a beach parking permit you must be a Hilton Head Island resident as evidenced by one or more of the documents outlined on the application.

Boat Permit Application - Annual

A permit that will allow a boat to be left on the beach.

Boat Permit Application - Seasonal

A permit that will allow a boat to be left on the beach.

Public Assistance Programs

Smoke Alarm Program Citizen Request Form

Please complete this request for a free smoke alarm(s) or battery replacement from the Town's Fire Rescue Department.

Home Safety & Repair Program Application

If you are an income-qualified homeowner living within the Town of Hilton Head Island, you may be eligible for the Town's Home Safety & Repair Program.

Sewer Connection Program

A Program is a grant program to help income-qualified Hilton Head Island homeowners and renters connect their single-family homes to public sewer.

Special Events

Special Event Permit Application

An event may be required to obtain approvals and permits.

Town Special Event Sign Space Application

The Town has four special event signs around the Island to announce upcoming special events.

Beach Wedding Permit Application

Wedding ceremonies performed on the beach require a permit (free of charge) from the Town.

Town Government

Boards and Commission Membership Application

Town Council fills appointments on various boards, committees and commissions.

Public Comment for Public Meetings Form

To address Town Council, committees, boards, or commissions, during public comment, individuals must sign up prior to the meeting by submitting the public comment form to the Town Clerk or board secretary.