You can upload additional files or request inspections in the Contractors Portal Click here

Step 1: Locate your Construction Site


  1. Note* If you have already submittted your application
  2. Please use the Contractors Portal to upload additional files by clicking here.
  3. Use one of the search options below to find the location of your construction site.
  4. Alternatively, you can pan and/or zoom directly to the location by using the city map. Click and drag to pan, and use the +/- buttons to zoom in or out.
  5. Click the map on or near your construction site.
  6. A red point will appear where you have clicked, marking the location.

*You will not be able to fill out the form below until there is a red point on the map.

*Once you have located your site, if an address is found it will fill in the 'Address' portion of the form. If more than 1 addresses are found, it will choose the first address returned by the system. Please fill in any missing information, or correct any information you feel is wrong.

City Map

Street Labels Address Labels Lot/Apt/Unit Labels

Step 2: Fill out the following application

Project Information:
  Property Owner Information
  1. This is the primary contact for the application
Contractor Information
  1. This is the primary contact for the application
Architect, Engineer, or Other Information
  1. This is the primary contact for the application
Primary Contact
  1. By the act of applying for this permit, I of hereby certify that:
    1. I have read and examined this application and know the same to be true and correct, and, further, any construction will be conducted in compliance with this application and the relevant laws, ordinances, codes, and covenants.
    2. The construction activity for which this permit is sought is not contrary to nor prohibited by any recorded covenant (as required by S.C. Code of Laws Section 6-29-1145).
    3. The property owner consents to the construction activity for which this permit is sought.
    4. I understand that approval of this permit does not guarantee approval of future business license, landscape buffering, or parking requirements.
    5. I understand that all work to be authorized by this permit is subject to inspection.
    6. I understand that, if this application is approved and a permit issued, only the contractor named on this application and permit will be authorized to perform the permitted work.
    7. It is understood that the City may revoke such permit if it is determined that:
      1. This application, drawings, and/or specifications contain an error, misstatement or misrepresentation of fact – either with or without intent on the applicant’s part – such as might have, if known, caused a denial of this application.
      2. There has been a change in plans subsequent to the issuance of a building permit made without approval of the City.
    8. I understand that the City of North Charleston does not pick up trash generated by contractors, landscapers, businesses or other non-residential trash generators. Accordingly, at the conclusion of this project, I understand I will be responsible for ensuring the removal of any debris generated.


Files uploaded here can not be related to previous applications and WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. To add attachments to previous applications go here
Acceptable File Formats include: .dwg, .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx and .gif
Please limit file name to 30 characters and do not use any special characters in your file name (for example *, @, $, -, ', etc). Spaces are allowed.

Applications must include a full set of drawings in PDF or autocad format, incomplete drawings will not be accepted and may cause your application to be rejected. Related project documentation, including any applicable Homeowner's Association/Civic League/Architectural Review Board approval letters, may also be attached at this time. Please contact the city if your files are over 500 MB. Engineers must submit hard copies for the public works review.

*Upload buttons will not be enabled until after you have submited the basic application above. Uploading a file will take you to a new page where you can add additonal files.
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