Building Codes

Online Permitting:

We permit online via CitizenServe. You will have access to:
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Mobile Home Set-up Permits
  • Building Permits
  • Plan Review Uploading
  • Encroachment Permits
  • Plat Approvals
  • FoIA Requests
  • Special Exceptions
  • Inspection Requests
  • Subdivision Reviews
  • Land Use Permits
  • Variances
  • Mobile Home Moving Permits
  • Zoning Permits, and more
**All building permit application submittals will require your property's Tax Map Number. If you do not know what your Tax Map Number is, you can search on the Assessor's Office page.**

What We Do:

  • Administer the building permitting and inspection program as required of the County by state law.
  • Interpret, direct, and coordinate the enforcement of the currently adopted version of the International Code.
  • Provide administrative services to the Building Board of Appeals.
  • Ensure that contractors are properly licensed in the State of South Carolina to perform work.

What We Don't Do:

  • Issue contractor licenses. For license information contact SC LLR.
  • Design, inspect or approve septic or waste disposal systems. For information on septic systems contact SCDHEC at 864-638-4185.
  • Certify the construction of new manufactured homes. For information on manufactured homes contact the Manufactured Housing Board at the LLR website.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.