What are the requirements to do construction or renovations in Port Royal?

Building Permit Requirements for Contractors

A permit is required for most work / improvements (excluding some interior remodeling including painting, doors, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work).

General Contractor requirements:

  • A Town of Port Royal Business License is required
  • A South Carolina State License is required for any of the following:
    • General Contractor (Residential or Commercial work over $5,000)
    • Residential Home Builder (Residential work only)
    • Specialty Contractor (Residential work only; not to exceed $4,999.99 or be bonded through SC Labor, Licensing, and Regulations [LLR])

 Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, and Mechanical Contractors:

  • A Town of Port Royal Business License is required
  • A South Carolina State License is required for any of the following:
    • Specialty Contractor (Residential work only; not to exceed $4,999.99 or be bonded through SC Labor, Licensing, and Regulations [LLR])
    • South Carolina Mechanical Contractor's License (Residential or required for all Commercial work)
    • For gas work; Mechanical Plumber or Specialty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor license is required for any gas work (including putting pressure on a gas line)

Work on Your Own Property

A homeowner who owns his own home and lives there and is performing work himself may be issued a permit.  See "Homeowner as Builder / Contractor" Form under Forms and Documents.

Work on Someone Else's Property

Any individual performing work on someone else's property is considered a contractor and is required to have the items listed under Building Permit Requirements for Contractors above.

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1. What are the requirements to do construction or renovations in Port Royal?
2. Who needs a Building Permit?
3. How do I apply for a Building Permit?
4. How much does a Building Permit cost?
5. How long is a Building Permit valid?
6. How long does it take for a Building Permit to be approved?
7. As a Homeowner do I need a Building Permit to do work on my own house?
8. If I suspect a Building Code violation is happening on property near me, how can I register a complaint?