Maintenance Announcement: The online permit application portal at scplanning.org will be undergoing maintenance starting Friday, May 6, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Maintenance is estimated to last 48 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you in advance for your patience and support.
Staff is available to assist by phone, email, online, and in person. Schedule your appointment today!
The Building Permits Division oversees the County's One-Stop Shop for construction permits; provides floodplain administration; and administers the County's abandoned and dangerous building abatement program.
- One Stop Shop provides a centralized location to submit and obtain construction permits. Permits are reviewed by staff from the Planning Department (building and planning division), Department of Environmental Resources, Public Works, and Fire Warden's Office for compliance with all applicable codes and regulations. A centralized collection of County Public Facilities Fees is also provided. Pre-development meetings with all reviewing departments are available upon request.
- Floodplain administration includes review of base flood elevation certificates, and processing of FEMA letters of map adjustments.
- Abandoned and dangerous building abatement program responds to the blight concerns presented by buildings and structures which have deteriorated to an unsafe standard. The programs primary objective is to obtain voluntary compliance by property owners. Through the actions of the County's Nuisance Abatement Hearing Board and the Board of Supervisors, abandoned and dangerous buildings may also be abated by the County with a lien to recover costs placed on the abated property.