View Adopted Building Codes

After each new code edition is issued by the International Code Council (ICC), the SC Building Codes Council begins the process of adopting and/or modifying the Codes. Below are links to the current & previously adopted Building Codes.

View adopted Building Codes:
Building Codes

The article below outlines what building codes are in effect for South Carolina, along with a history of the code adoption:
Building Codes in Effect in South Carolina

Code Modification

The SC Building Codes Council reviews and either accepts or denies requests to modify the building codes issued by the International Code Council (ICC). Below is information regarding that modification process, as well as the forms required to submit a modification request.

2018 Modifications Final Version: January 1, 2020

  • This is the final version of the 2018 modifications document. Please disregard all previous versions.
SC Modifications to International Codes

State Register's Published 2018 Code Modifications (beginning on page 111)

Modification Process

Code Amendment Hearing Policy

Code Study Committee Policy

Modification Forms:

Information regarding the 2021 South Carolina code modifications will be available in late 2020.

View Wind/Seismic Maps

Council has approved continued use of the 2015 Wind/Seismic Maps upon implementation of the 2018 Code Adoptions. The local building official, at his or her discretion, may also consult the ATC website for further clarification on the location of wind and seismic zones.

Below are the current wind and seismic maps for South Carolina.

Wind/Seismic Maps

Abbeville County

Entire County is Seismic Category: C; Wind Category: < 115mph.

Aiken County

Allendale County

Bamberg County

Barnwell County

Beaufort County

Berkeley County

Calhoun County

Charleston County

Chester County

Chesterfield County

Clarendon County

Colleton County

Darlington County

Dillon County

Dorchester County

Edgefield County

Fairfield County

Florence County

Georgetown County

Hampton County

Horry County

Jasper County

Kershaw County

Lancaster County

Lee County

Lexington County

Marion County

Marlboro County

Newberry County

Orangeburg County

Richland County

Saluda County

Williamsburg County

Accessibility Provisions

Below are links to the statutes and regulations which govern accessibility in South Carolina.

Accessibility Act

Building Accessibility Program

Regulations NOTE: The applicable regulations begin at Article 7, Section 8-700:
Chapter 8

Fair Housing Law

Chapter 21 of state law discusses the Fair Housing Law. Below is a link to that statute.

Chapter 21

Energy Efficient Standards Act

Chapter 10 of state law discusses the Energy Standard Act. Below is a link to that statute.

Chapter 10

Statutes & Regulations

Statute

Regulations NOTE: The applicable regulations begin at Article 2, Section 8-205:
Chapter 8