Construction Services Department

(843) 918-1111

City Services Building
921 North Oak Street

Chris Lee, Director

Administration Division Personnel
Emily Hardee, Permit Services Supervisor & Floodplain Coordinator
Heidi Soos, Commercial Plans Expeditor
Laura Thomas, Residential Plans Expeditor
Colleen Hajnal, Plans Expeditor
Amy Carter, Permit Technician
Jacky Hogan, Permit Technician
Teresa Crawford, Property Maintenance Clerk

Inspection Division Personnel
Chris Thompson, Deputy Building Official
Patrick Ryan, Plans Examiner
Greg Bagley, Building Inspector
Lynn EvansBuilding Inspector
Jodi GreenwoodBuilding Inspector
Paul CadieuxBuilding Inspector
Chris OwensBuilding Inspector
Steve Walker, Electrical Inspector
Jody Lewis, Property Maintenance Inspector
Jamie HucksProperty Maintenance Inspector


The Construction Services Department serves the city in many capacities, including building permits, property maintenance code enforcement, plan review, construction inspections, trade permits and overall development requirements.  The department works closely with the Planning & Zoning Department to facilitate the public's building, zoning and permit needs for positive growth and development of Myrtle Beach.  For more information about the zoning code, visit the Planning & Zoning Department webpage.

To report a service request, see the Customer Request Center webpage.  The department's experienced staff are available to help with various topics and functions, including...

  • Building Inspections
  • Building Permits
  • Construction Plan Review
  • Floodplain Information 
  • Floodplain Plan Review
  • Property Maintenance Code Enforcement
  • Master Trade Cards
  • Permit Instruction Process
  • Property Maintenance Hearing Board
  • Trade Permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Gas & Mechanical)


All Construction Services & Building Department applications, documents and forms are available in the Documents Center.  


Effective July 1, 2016, the city is currently following:

  • 2015 International Residential Code (with modifications)
  • 2015 International Building Code (with modifications)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code (with modifications)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (with modifications)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code (with modifications)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2017 International Code Council (ICC) American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A1117.1
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code


The Community Appearance Board reviews signs, commercial buildings and oceanfront residential construction plans.  All forms are available in the Documents Center in the "Community Appearance Board" Folder.  To see a list of board members, visit the Boards, Commissions & Committees webpage.


For commercial alterations, residential new construction or exterior alterations, please use the applicable procedures and forms available in the Documents Center in the "Permits" Folder.