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City of Isle of Palms

Permits

HouseResidential New Construction
The review of any permit application may take ten (10) working days. The following will need to be submitted for review:

  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings, stamped by architect or engineer.
  • Survey site plan- scaled drawings showing footprint of structure with distances to property lines; any and all trees (above 8' diameter breast height) size and species.
  • Elevations
  • Septic tank permit- Obtained from SC Department of Heath and Environmental Control (843-202-7020). This permit may be submitted during the review process. It is advisable to submit to the city and Wild Dunes at the same time, since their review may also take some time.

Additions
The following items will need to be submitted for review:

  • Survey site plan- Scaled drawing showing the existing structure, and proposed addition with the distances to the property lines. If the structure is on septic tank, the drawing should include the location of the tank on the property.
  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings, stamped by an architect or engineer.
  • A signed contract between the owner and the contractor, and a Wild Dunes permit if applicable.

Alterations & Renovations
Typically alterations and renovations are done within the existing footprint of the structure therefore would not require a site plan. However, construction drawings are required and must show what is existing and what is proposed. A signed contract between the owner and the contractor and a Wild Dunes permit if applicable.

Miscellaneous Repairs, Painting, Etc.
A complete listing of all work to be performed on structure. Complete list showing materials and labor costs. A signed contract between the owner and contractor along with a Wild Dunes permit if applicable.

Swimming PoolSwimming Pools and Accessory Structures
The following items will need to be submitted for review:

  • Survey site plan- Scaled drawings showing the existing structures on the property and the proposed pool or accessory structure with the distance to the property lines.
  • Swimming pools: The decking and fence will need to be shown.
  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings.
  • In addition for a swimming pool, the drawings must contain detailed information on the alarm system for the exterior doors leading to the pool and the type fencing to be installed. The contract needs to list the contractors that will be installing these items.

Building Permit Fees:

  • $1000.00 and less: No fee, unless an inspection is required in which case a $15.00 fee will be charged for each inspection.
  • $1,001-$50,000: $15.00 for the first one thousand plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction of, to and including $50,000.00 plus a $10.00 issuance fee.
  • $50,001-$100,000: $260.00 for the first fifty thousand plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction of, to and including $100,000.00 plus a $10.00 issuance fee.
  • $100,001-$500,000: $460.00 for the first hundred thousand plus $3.00 for each additional one thousand or fraction of, to and including $500,000 plus a $10.00 issuance fee.
  • $500,001 and Up: $1660.00 for the first five hundred thousand plus $2.00 for each additional one thousand or fraction there of Plus a $10.00 issuance fee.

Plan Submittal Fee
When construction drawings are submitted to be reviewed for a building permit a plan submittal fee will be charged. The fee is one-half of the permit fee, in addition to the permit fee.

Demolition Permit
The demolition of any structure will require a permit. The fee charged is $50.00.

A permit is required for moving any structure. The fee charged is $100.00.

Permit Applications