Code Enforcement

The objective of Code Enforcement is to promote a clean, healthy, and safe environment for the citizens of Oconee County. The Division is achieving this objective through the enforcement of local ordinances related to property maintenance.

Which Codes Do We Enforce?

The current code utilized by the department is the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). The IPMC was adopted by Oconee County, which regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing structures and property. Oconee County’s code is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. Responsibility is fixed among owners, operators and occupants for code compliance. The code provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the social and economic welfare of the community. The County does NOT enforce private covenants and restrictions. The County does NOT provide code enforcement within the municipal boundaries of Salem, Walhalla, West Union, Westminster, or Seneca. All noise related complaints are within the jurisdiction of the Oconee County Sherriff’s department, contact information below.

How Do I Report a Code Violation?

Currently, there are several methods of reporting a potential code violation. However, before beginning the reporting process make sure that you have a specific address for the location in question or be able to direct us on a map to the issue. Next, you can proceed with filling out an E-Service Request online, calling us at 864-364-5115, Printing and mailing a complaint form and/or visiting our offices in person at 415 S. Pine St. Walhalla, SC 29691. Our Code Enforcement staff is out of the office frequently and we request you make an appointment to make sure staff is in the office when you are.

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Anonymous complaints will not be processed

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.