Building & Codes

The Building & Codes Department is responsible for inspecting homes and businesses, issuing building permits and business licenses, lot maintenance and enforcement of the Town's Nuisance Ordinance.

Contact Information

General Questions 803-547-2034
Commercial Plans Examiner Wayne Hunter 803-547-2034 ext: 229
Commercial Plans Submittal    Wayne Hunter 803-547-2034 ext: 229
Inspections & Permitting    Tim Williams or Marty Taylor  803-547-2034 ext: 264 or 260
Residential Plans Examination Wayne Hunter 803-547-2034 ext: 229
Development Services Joe Cronin    803-547-2116 ext: 257
Zoning & Land Development Joe Cronin 803-547-2116 ext: 257
Business Licenses & Permitting Lynne Elting 803-547-2034 ext: 261

For building and code related questions, or to report an abandoned vehicle or lot maintenance issue, please contact Wayne Hunter, Building Official, by phone at (803) 547-2034 ext. 229 or by email at


Schedule Building Inspections

To request a building inspection, please email the contractor’s name, phone number, permit number, the address and lot number where the inspection needs to be made and the type of inspection to   Contractor is not required to be present unless there is an access issue or inspection related question they need to be present to answer. Inspection requests must be received by 8AM on the day of inspection.

When are building inspections required?

Department News

Business License Renewals: As a reminder, any business or individual (including contractors and subcontractors) who conducts business activities within the town limits is required to have a valid Town of Fort Mill business license. Please click here to download the 2014 Business License Application.

Notification of Fee Changes: The Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget was adopted by the Fort Mill Town Council on September 24, 2012. Please click here to for more information about building permit and water/sewer capacity fees.

2009 IECC Now in Effect: The 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code went into effect for all new homes, renovations, and additions in the State of South Carolina on January 1, 2013. Please contact us at (803) 547-2034 if you have any questions about compliance requirements for the 2009 IECC.

2009 IECC Home Energy Efficiency Guide


Codes & Ordinances

    • To view the current SC Building Codes, please click here.


Permitting & Licensing Information


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a "contractor"?
What are the requirements for working in Fort Mill?
When is a permit required?
What types of permits are required?
Can a homeowner obtain permits?
What is the process for obtaining a permit?

 Zoning Information


Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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