Building Codes used within the State of South Carolina are adopted through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Building Codes Council. All general, residential, and specialty contractors performing services in the State of South Carolina must be licensed.

Currently adopted codes:

  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2011 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (as of Jan. 1st 2013)
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code; (IEBC)
  • 2012 International Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Permitting and Inspections

The City of Westminster has developed an agency relationship with Oconee County Community Development that designates and gives authority to Building Codes Division to act as the city's agents and building official(s) to administer and enforce the adopted codes within the city's jurisdiction and municipal boundaries.

To access the Oconee County Community Development - Building Codes Division follow the links below: 

Oconee County Community Development - Building Codes Division

To access information regarding State regulated Building Codes and Contractor Licensure follow the link below: 

South Carolina Building Codes Council

South Carolina Building Codes Council Registration/Licensing

To access education opportunities and or obtain a copy of the Codes follow the link below:

National and International Codes

Contact Us

100 E Windsor St
Westminster, SC 29693
864-647-3200 X 105