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For commercial building permit fees, there are five different types of fees collected. They are as follows:
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Complete the contractor registration application (PDF). The application must be signed by the qualifier for the state contractor’s license. A copy of your state contractor’s license issued by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) is required. Either mail these in with your payment or bring them to our office to obtain a county contractor registration number.
For residential building permits, there are five different types of fees collected. They are as follows:
Complete a mobile home permit application (PDF). Submit this to the Building Department Your application will be entered into the computer. You will then need to take the application to the Zoning Department for approval. In addition, proof of water and sewer will need to be submitted. If you are on septic tank, a copy of the septic tank permit from DHEC will need to be submitted. If on public water and/or sewer, the receipt showing fees have been paid needs to be submitted. Once the application is approved by Zoning, you will be given the approved site permit to take to the Assessor’s Office and get the home registered with the county and obtain a sticker. Bring this back to the Building Department and pay the permit fees.
There is a $100 mobile home permit fee, and a fire impact fee which is 4/10 of 1% (.004) of the value of the home if the home is located in the County or Midway Fire Department areas. The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department fire impact fee rate is 1% of the value of the home. Mobile homes are now exempt from library, recreation, transportation and law enforcement impact fees.
You will need to complete the mobile home retirement of title permit application (PDF). Submit the application along with payment of $50 to the Building Department. We will send an inspector out to check the home to see that it is set up as a permanent dwelling (tongue, axle and wheels have been removed). Once the inspection has been approved, a certificate of occupancy will be issued which you take to the Register of Deeds office to complete the process of retiring the mobile home title.