Building Code Adoption

The South Carolina Building Codes Council adopted the 2021 South Carolina Building Codes at their meeting on October 6, 2021. The Council approved an effective date of January 1, 2023. A complete modification index can be found here. Information about the 2018 South Carolina Building Codes, in effect through December 31, 2022, can be found below.

Building Codes in Effect for South Carolina

2024 South Carolina Building Codes

2024 Code Study Committee

At the Building Codes Council meeting on February 27, 2024, the below members were nominated to serve on the Code Study Committee for the 2024 code modification process in accordance with S.C. Code Ann. §6-9-40. The committee is tasked with performing a technical analysis of proposed statewide modification requests, hearing testimony from the public, and providing a recommendation to the full Council. The comment period is slated to open in early 2025, and once the comment period begins, committee meetings will be posted to the Council's meeting calendar as they are scheduled.

2024 Code Study Committee Members

Field Core Member Alternate Member(s)
Code Enforcement Officer K. Patrick Brown Thurman Pellum
Licensed Home Builder Patrick (Brian) Casey Doug James
Licensed General Contractor Brian Johnson David Gully
Licensed Architect Shelly Clark-Glidewell None
Licensed Structural Engineer Jesse Burke None

*The alternate member acts in place, and on behalf of, the core member in the instance of an absence or recusal.

2021 South Carolina Building Codes

2021 South Carolina Building Codes: Effective Date January 1, 2023

2021 Code Modification Index - Approved by Council on October 6, 2021.

2021 Code Modifications - Published in South Carolina State Register on May 27, 2022

2021 Emergency Code Modification

2021 South Carolina Codes

The following modifications have been authorized by the Building Codes Council for application only in the stated jurisdiction(s) and may be placed in effect after adoption by local ordinance.

Greenville County:

2021 International Residential Code - Appendix AF, Radon Control Methods, Sections AF101.1 through AF103.12

Building Codes Council Meeting Minutes-March 22, 2022 (New Business)