Building Services

The Building Inspection Services Department assures compliance with the International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Fire, and Energy Conservation Codes; the National Electrical Code; and other construction-related federal, state, and local ordinances to preserve the safety, health and welfare of Kiawah residents.

  • Building Inspections
  • Building Plan Reviews
  • Island Code Enforcement
  • Construction-related Permits
  • Contractor Licensing
Department Responsibilities
  • Inspect properties to ensure that building structures are maintained or constructed in accordance with standards, codes, regulations, ordinances, and construction requirements.
  • Issue permits for construction work
  • Provide pre-construction plan review services
  • Issue contractor licenses/registration
  • Floodplain management
Online Services
  • Apply for building permits
  • Apply and renew a business license and contractor registrations
  • Pay fees (Business Licenses, Permits, Contractor Registrations)
  • Schedule Inspections
  • Schedule an inspection for the next business day online or call 843-768-9166 by 4:00 pm
  • Obtain Inspection results
  • Electronic Plan Reviews 
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