Construction Services & Code Enforcement

Chris Lee, Director

The Construction Services Department enforces city laws pertaining to zoning, signs, tree protection, lighting and glare, landscaping, weed and trash control, abandoned vehicles, plan review, construction inspections, trade permits, solicitation and overall development requirements. City inspectors also administer and enforce the International Building Codes. Effective July 1, 2016, we are 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)
  • ANSI A117.1-2009
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

The Building Maintenance Division maintains 97 city facilities and 132 dune walkovers at street ends along the beach. Services include carpentry, electrical, plumbing and painting. For assistance, call 843-918-2330.

The Community Appearance Board reviews signs, commercial buildings and oceanfront residential construction plans. The following submittal schedule, applications and processes apply. For more information, contact Construction Services at 843-918-1111.

For commercial alterations, residential new construction or exterior alterations, please use the following applicable procedures and forms:

Other useful information:

Building and tree-cutting permits also are available from Construction Services. Contact Charles Rowe for Tree and Landscaping questions at 843-918-1179.

The City's Board of Zoning Appeals hears appeals from zoning decisions and considers requests for variances from zoning regulations. The following forms are available. Please be sure to read the application instructions. For more information, contact the Zoning Administrator at 843-918-1167.

You may wish to visit our Guide to Starting and Relocating Businesses for specific information about starting, relocating or expanding a business in the City of Myrtle Beach.