The Planning and Codes Department assures compliance with the International Code Council (building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, gas and fire) to preserve the safety, health and welfare of City residents. Current Codes Adopted by the City of Walterboro-click here.
- Adhere to the City of Walterboro 2010 Comprehensive Plan.
- Enforce City of Walterboro Zoning Ordinance. New Zoning Ordinance-UDO-Adopted 08/14/12
Update the City Zoning Map with Annexations and City Limit changes.
Assist with Permit Applications and Approvals:
Contractor Licensing for the City of Walterboro
Flood Plain Management
Interpret Building Codes for all Zoning Districts of the City:
RCD-Resource Conservation District,
IICD-Interstate Interchange Commercial District,
- HCD-Highway Commericial District,
- GCD-General Commercial District,
- CBD-Central Business District,
- NCD-Neighborhood Commercial District,
- SFR-Single Family Residential,
- MDR-Medium Density Residential,
- HDR-High Density Residential,
- Bed & Breakfast Zoning District, as well as the
- Historic Districts - Residential Structures
- Historic Districts - Commercial Structures
- Inspect property to ensure that building structures are maintained in accordance with safety standards and that they comply with codes. Guidance and assistance are also provided to other communities upon request.
- Enforce compliance with codes, regulations, ordinances and construction requirements such as littering, tree preservation, junk vehicles, delapidated buildings, temporary signs and banners, public right-of-way signs, alternative financial services institutes, etc.
- Assist with developmental use of land structures
- Report on Zoning violations
- Provide administrative services to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Municipal Planning Commission
- Maintain the Community Rating System, which allows residents discounts on flood insurance premiums
- Coordinate development of the City of Walterboro Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Check Setback Requirements
Inspections can be scheduled for the next day, provided you call before 12:00 noon. You will need to provide your Permit Number, job site address and the type of inspection needed. Please be sure all work has been completed before requesting an inspection. Call the Building Department at 843-782-1000, ext "0". The results of your inspection will be posted at the job site.
The Building Inspector may make as many inspections as he deems necessary during the construction, repair or removal of a building. When the work is completed, he shall make a final inspection and issue a certificate stating that the work complies with the City Codes.
Once in each calendar year the Building Inspector or his deputy shall make an inspection of any building in the corporate limits of the city and for such purpose he or his deputy may enter any building without molestation by anyone.
Whenever the Building Inspector or his deputy finds any defect in work being performed, or any unsafe or decayed condition of any building, he shall notify the owner thereof to comply with the law, and it shall be the duty of the said owner to comply.