Permits and Approvals
Richland County Ordinances and Building Codes affect all construction and most site development activity. This page contains links to identify current permit & inspection types, code related information and services, and our permitting process.
Make sure they property you are working on is actually in the unincorporated areas of Richland County before applying or looking for permit information. Please check this map to make sure the property is within our jurisdiction. If it is not, please contact the jurisdiction that is listed in the tax district field on the GIS map.
Online Permitting Process
Contractor License Requirements
Building Code Board of Appeals
An Asbestos Report is required before the issuance of a commercial demolition permit.
As of September 1, 2015 Richland County will require prior to issuing a commercial demolition permit, a copy of the asbestos report as required by DHEC in Regulation 61-86.1 Standards of Performance For Asbestos Projects.
Once the permit is issued, any and all asbestos as identified by this report shall be abated per all DHEC regulations along with all other demolition requirements of Richland County.
This permit is issued by Richland County Department of Public Works to perform work pursuant to an approved SWPPP prepared under the provisions of chapter 26. It is issued after DHEC issues coverage under a NPDES General Permit for Large and Small Construction Activities.