Codes and Regulations
The following are a list of ordinances, codes and regulations enforced by Richland County.
Land Development & Zoning
Land Development Code
Pre-7/1/2005 Land Development Code
For all floodplain management regulations, please go to the County's Floodplain Management page.
E-911 Addressing/Road Naming
Road Naming and Addressing Ordinance
South Carolina Public Safety Law
Planning Commission State Code Road Naming Approval
Water Quality Buffers
Stormwater Management and SWPPPs
NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program
Financial Surety (Bonds)
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Traffic control devices shall be defined as all signs, signals, markings, and other devices intended to regulate, warn, or guide traffic, placed on, over, or adjacent to a street, highway, pedestrian facility, or bikeway by authority of a public agency having jurisdiction.
On August 22, 2018, the South Carolina Building Codes Council approved and adopted codes and appendices, modifications and the latest editions of the mandatory codes referenced in S.C. Code Ann. §6-9-50 (1976, as amended) to be enforced by all municipalities and counties in South Carolina. The Council established the implementation date for local jurisdictions as January 1, 2020.
The adopted modifications and the mandatory codes are as follows:
2018 South Carolina Building Code or the 2018 International Building Code with SC modifications
2018 South Carolina Residential Code or the 2018 International Residential Code with SC modifications 2018 South Carolina Fire Code or the 2018 International Fire Code with SC modifications
2018 South Carolina Plumbing Code or the 2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 South Carolina Mechanical Code or the 2018 International Mechanical Code with SC modifications 2018 South Carolina Fuel Gas Code or the
2018 International Fuel Gas Code with SC modifications
2009 South Carolina Energy Conservation Code
2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) with SC modifications
Fire Protection Systems Policy