The Cherokee County Department of Building Safety serves to enhance the county’s quality of life, environment, and growth by providing residents with comprehensive planning, efficient code enforcement, courteous technical assistance, and public forums.
The department will work to ensure sound construction of new buildings, promote steady maintenance of existing buildings, and enforce regulations and development practices in accordance with national and international building codes and local land development regulations.
Building inspections called in before 9 a.m. will be given priority and are usually completed the same day as the request.
To request an inspection, please call 864-487-2561.
Please have your permit number ready when you call for a building inspection.
Cherokee County has adopted the following codes:
- 2021 South Carolina editions of the ICC Residential, Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire and Fuel Gas Code
- 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code with SC modifications
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
- 2021 International Property Maintenance Code, Swimming Pool and Spa Code, and Existing Building Code
2.Building, Flood and Fire Safety Information
- The International Code Council was established as a nonprofit organization, dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national codes.
- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a federation of more than 800 state and local builders associations throughout the United States.
- Building Officials Association of South Carolina is an organization where building and fire officials can discuss problems, train and equip its members to provide the best possible service to South Carolina citizens.
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports citizens and first responders to build, sustain, and improve the nation’s capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
- The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) serves as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources.
- The National Flood Insurance Program is headed up by FEMA.
- Ozone Forecast
- Cherokee County Development Board
- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - Community Assistance Visit (CAV)