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:
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
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.
- This is the final version of the 2018 modifications document. Please disregard all previous versions.
State Register's Published 2018 Code Modifications
Information regarding the 2021 South Carolina code modifications will be available following the Building Codes Council meeting on March 24, 2021.
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.
Entire County is Seismic Category: C; Wind Category: < 115mph.
Entire County is Seismic Category: B; Wind Category: 115mph.
Chapter 21 of state law discusses the Fair Housing Law. Below is a link to that statute.
Chapter 10 of state law discusses the Energy Standard Act. Below is a link to that statute.