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Building & Development
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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.
Our Building & Development Citizen Self Service Center allows you to manage your plans, permits, and inspections online.
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.
All single-family building permit applications must be accompanied by the Single-Family Building Permit Review Checklist.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any new single family home applications.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any renovation applications- residential or commercial.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any new irrigation projects.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any demolitions.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any new pool, spa or water feature.
Checklist to be completed and signed with any tent or large inflatable permit.
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.
Checklist for your Air Barrier Test.
Form for Owner Consent to perform the work.
Use this form to confirm operating instructions with the owner.
Form for Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Framing Contractors that are sub-contractors on your job.
Use this checklist as a guideline when scheduling Final Inspections.
Authorize employees to apply for building permits and schedule inspections.
Apply for a Single Family or Multi-Family HVAC Change-out.
Sign up for Online Pay and Print HVAC Change-out permits (Single Family and/or Multi-Family.
Authorize employees to sign Certificates of Work.
For any construction that includes new or replacement windows or doors.
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.
List all sub-contractors that perform work on your project.
Complete this form when the value of construction exceeds 40 percent of the value of the structure.
If you are performing electrical work to covert overhead to underground.
If you are an owner performing building your own home or performing construction on your own home.
Design professional certification required for construction in Flood Zone V.
Owners consent for permit application.
An Appeal is intended to seek relief from an administrative decision or written interpretation.
An application to request final inspections upon completion of a development project.
Application for minor external changes to property within the Corridor Overlay District.
Aesthetic review of new development, additions and alterations to property within the Corridor Overlay District.
Application to name a new development.
Request an annual extension of project approval upon expiration.
Application to develop a family compound in a Historic Neighborhood.
Application to develop a family subdivision in a Historic Neighborhood.
An application requesting inspection of stormwater facilities that have been installed.
Application for projects involving new structures, changes to existing structures or density, or more than five homes on one lot.
Application for site improvements only, not involving structures or density.
Application to alter the natural resources such as trees, buffers and beachfront on a site.
Application to have a plat stamped prior to bringing it to the County for recording purposes.
Request an informal meeting with staff to review and discuss conceptual plans for a new project.
Request to revise a development plan review or subdivision after the plans have been approved.
Application to develop a public project, whether publicly or privately owned, to ensure consistency with Our Plan.
Apply for a new sign, sign system or modifications to an existing sign.
Application for adding two to five homes on one lot.
Special Exceptions are uses that are allowed in a zoning district but may not be appropriate everywhere in that zoning district.
Apply to name a new street or access easement.
Application for all commercial subdivisions and residential subdivision of six or more lots.
Application for the division of land into five or fewer residential lots.
Application to enable the Town to review and evaluate the traffic impact associated with a proposed development.
Used to determine if supplemental tree plantings will be required for new development.
Application for new utilities or utilities being modified beyond their existing footprint.
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.
Apply to alter wetlands on a parcel.
Application for Developers to participate in the Workforce Housing Program.
Apply to change the zoning of a parcel or parcels.
For a new placement or to replace a Manufactured Home.
Third party elevator inspectors form to be completed and submitted before Final or Certificate of Occupancy inspections.
Third party special inspector's daily report form.
Required registration form for Special inspector's.
Design Professional's statement of required chapter 17 special inspections to be completed on all commercial jobs.
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.
Pay your accommodations tax and beach preservation fee.
Apply for a Town of Hilton Head Island business license.
Apply for a Town of Hilton Head Island business license to rent your residental or Commerrcial property.
Request changes or updates to your business license account or close your business license account.
Pay your hospitality tax.
Apply to be certified as a local vendor to receive the local vendor preference for Town bid opportunities.
Operational permits are issued by the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Bureau of Fire Prevention.
For property managers to report their quarterly or monthly rentals to the Town.
Signifies responsiblity for job site Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sedimentation Control Standards compliance.
Checklist to prepare required Development Plan Review submittal.
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.
Submit your request for a Mayoral Proclamation or Commendation.
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.
A permit that will allow a boat to be left on the beach.
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.
A Program is a grant program to help income-qualified Hilton Head Island homeowners and renters connect their single-family homes to public sewer.
An event may be required to obtain approvals and permits.
The Town has four special event signs around the Island to announce upcoming special events.
Wedding ceremonies performed on the beach require a permit (free of charge) from the Town.
Town Council fills appointments on various boards, committees and commissions.
Citizens who wish to address Town Council or committees during appearance by citizens, must sign up prior to the meeting by submitting a request to the Town Clerk.