Code Enforcement

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. 



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. 



Contact Us

Building Official



Building & Codes Dept

Bonnie or Bill


Additional Information





ADA Handicap Bathroom Info

ADA Handicap Parking Info

ADA Handicap Ramp Info

Backflow Test Form

Building Permit Checklist.

New Business Packet.

New Business Checklist.

Bed & Breakfast Info, click here.

Code Complaint Form, Click here.

Colleton County DHEC, click here.

Commercial SEER Info-2009-IECC

Disaster Preparedness

Electronic Message Display (LED Signs)

Expired Permits-No Renewal Fee, click here

Fire Inspection Requirements

Flag Protocol

FOIA - Freedom of Information Form

Fundraiser Information

HUD Section 3 Update-2014

Inspections Required

Internet Cafe Type Business

LLR-SC Dept of Labor, Licensing & Regulations-State License Lookup. 



Permit Fee Schedule

Permits Required/Exempt-RESIDENTIAL

Pools, Spas, & Hot Tub Safety

Recalls-US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Residential Sprinklers - Postponed

Roof Drip Edge-Required

Safety Tips from Building Inspector

Setbacks for Each Zoning District 

Sign Permits Required

Sign Permits Exempt

State Retail License at SC Dept of Revenue

Storage Buildings

Tent Checklist-2016

Tree Protection Ordinance Info

You Can Build It-ICC



Historic Information

Historic Preservation Residential Guidelines Chapters 1-3

Historic Preservation Residential Guidelines Chapters 4-6

NEW HP-O Map adopted 07/22/14, click here.

Historic Preservation Commercial Guidelines