Building Department News

Monday, February 13, 2017
The City of Beaufort has posted a schedule for upcoming public review meetings. For those interested in attending, please review the schedule below or visit The Beaufort Code on the City of Beaufort website. 

Public Review Schedule:
*all meetings are at City Hall - 1911 Boundary Street

Public Information Meetings:
Monday, Feb. 13 at 5:30pm ­­- Public Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 10am - Developer-Specific Public Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10am - Public Meeting at the regularly-scheduled Neighborhood Improvement Team Meeting
Monday, Feb. 20 at 2pm - Public Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30pm - Public Meeting

Metropolitan Planning Commission Meetings:
Monday, Feb. 20 at 5:30pm - 10 Minute Overview at the regularly-scheduled meeting
Thursday, March 2 at 4pm - Special Work Session #1
Tuesday, March 7 at 4pm - Special Work Session #2
Thursday, March 9 at 4pm - Special Work Session #3 *tentative
Monday, March 20 at 5:30 pm - Regular Meeting

Technical Review Committee:
A review committee, comprised of the following members of the City's various Boards and Commissions, met 9 times at the start of the code process. No further meetings are scheduled, however the committee may be consulted as questions from the public arise.
Metropolitan Planning Commission - Bill Harris & Tim Rentz
Historic Review Board - Joel Newman
Design Review Board - Brian Franklin
Zoning Board of Appeals - Joe Noll
Redevelopment Commission - Jon Verity
City Council - Councilman George O'Kelley, Councilman Phil Cromer

Friday, February 10, 2017

The City of Beaufort cordially invites interested citizens to attend a Public Information
Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6 PM-7:30 PM on the corridor plan being developed for Lady’s Island. The study limits include Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island Drive, Sam’s Point Road, and various side streets within
the corridor limits. The first Public Information Meeting was held on September 29, 2016.

In that meeting, the City introduced the study’s goals and objectives and requested
citizen input on how the roadway corridors may be improved. Since that time, we have
performed in-depth evaluations and developed conceptual plans for improving Lady’s
Island. At this second Public Information Meeting, we will begin with a brief, formal
presentation on the results of our findings. The presentation will then be followed by
informal group discussions about the conceptual plans developed. The City will collect
comments from attendees on the conceptual plans.

On the back side of this invitation is a map showing the project’s study area limits. We
encourage the public to attend this meeting and learn more about the study.
Questions about the project may be directed to City Planning Director Libby Anderson
at (843) 525-7012. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations
should contact the Department of Planning and Development Services at (843) 525-7011.

Meeting Date/ Time: Thursday February 16, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting Location: Lady’s Island Middle School Theatre
                              30 Cougar Drive
                              Beaufort, SC 29907


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Town of Bluffton Building Department will be holding its quarterly Contractor Meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall (20 Bridge Street). Refreshments will be provided before the meeting. Please make a plan to attend should you have any questions for the Town of Bluffton Building Department. 





Thursday, December 6, 2016

The International Code Council has released updated valuation data. This data is utilized by the Town of Bluffton and other local jurisdictions. To download the new data, click here

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Town of Bluffton Building Department will be holding its quarterly Contractor Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall (20 Bridge Street). Refreshments will be provided before the meeting. Please make a plan to attend should you have any questions for the Town of Bluffton Building Department. 



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Town of Bluffton Building Department has announced that all building inspectors will be attending a 3-hour training session, midday, on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This will cause a disruption of inspections being completed. Your patience is appreciated.




Monday, August 22, 2016

The Town of Bluffton Building Department introduced an updated Building Permit Application based on changes in the 2015 IRC. The new application can be found below. For more information, contact Jenna Marstiller at 843-706-4500 or jmarstiller@townofbluffton.com. 

Town of Bluffton Updated Building Permit Master Application


Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Town of Bluffton Building Department announced that "over the next few months, we will begin phasing out the laminated protection for permit cards.  Please prepare your office as you see fit to ensure permit cards issued to your company are protected from outside elements.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." For more information, contact Jenna Marstiller at 843-706-4500 or jmarstiller@townofbluffton.com. 


UPDATED Thursday, May 26, 2016
Town of Bluffton Contractors Meeting Agenda
Town of Bluffton Contractors Meeting Notes

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Town of Bluffton Building Department will hold an information meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 6 PM-8 PM in reference to the 2015 IRC Changes which will be enforced on July 1, 2016. Interested contractors should attend this meeting with questions regarding pertinent SC Code Changes. For more information, contact Jenna Marstiller at 843-706-4500 or jmarstiller@townofbluffton.com. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?: The 2015 International Residential Code updates will be effective July 1, 2016 in jurisdictions around Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties. These changes will affect builders, remodelers, plumbers, electricians and many more trades represented in the Hilton Head Area HBA. Don't wait until the last minute to bring your employees up to speed on the changes to the residential code. For a list of changes specific to South Carolina interests, download the PDF below. 

South Carolina Building Codes Statewide Modifications Index 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Attention Builders, Remodelers and Elevator Contractors: As of July 1, 2016, the Town of Hilton Head Island inspectors will not longer be responsible for elevator inspections. A certificate completed by an LLR approved elevator inspector will be required in order to pass CO. To find a list of currently approved LLR Elevator Inspectors, please visit the LLR website

TOWN OF HHI NOTICE


February 9, 2016

According to multiple HHA HBA Builder members, the Town of Hilton Head Building Department is cracking down on a long standing Residential Building Commission stipulation that requires all Residential Specialty tradesmen performing work over $5,000 to be bonded. If you are a Residential Specialty tradesmen, please verify your bond status if you plan to do work over $5,000. If you are a Residential Builder, please verify with your subcontractors that they are in fact bonded. For more information on the requirement, visit the Town of Hilton Head website or LLR for information and FAQs about SC Specialty Contractor Licensing.