Building and Codes


The Building and Codes division is charged with enforcing South Carolina adopted internationally recognized construction standards for all new construction, renovations, and additions.  Inspection personnel are certified by the State of South Carolina Building Code Council and strive to provide efficient and responsive service to the citizens of York County to ensure that contractors performing work in York County are properly licensed and qualified to perform in South Carolina.  York County does not require a “business license” to contract work in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to quality customer service, we promise to make every effort to assist applicants, respond to inquiries, and resolve complaints or concerns in a professional, courteous and timely manner.   We are constantly striving to better our services and welcome your feedback. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please feel free to contact us at any time.  Quality Service Matters!


  • Administer the inspection and permitting program.
  • Interpret, direct, and coordinate the enforcement of the International Code series.
  • Assist outlying governing agencies with inspection and plan review.
  • Provide administrative services to the Building Board of Appeals.
  • Ensure that contractors are properly licensed in the State of South Carolina to perform work.
  • For license information contact
  • For information regarding the design, inspection or approval of septic or waste disposal systems, please call SCDHEC at (803) 898-3432 or (Local to York County) (803) 909-7370.

For certification of manufactured homes and information, contact the Manufactured Housing Board at the LLR website link.

Currently adopted codes for York County

2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Fuel, Gas Code
2012 International Fire Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2009 International A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
2011 National Electric Code

Click here for a current list of South Carolina Building Code Modifications.  

Looking for an Application or Form, or just need General Building or Zoning Information?  Go to our New Development Services Page.

Mission Statement

The mission of York County Planning and Development Services is to enhance York County's quality of life, environment, and growth by providing the citizens of York County with comprehensive planning, efficient code enforcement, courteous technical assistance and public forums.

Contact Information

Gary Bass, Building Official
1070 Heckle Boulevard, Suite 107,
Rock Hill, SC  29732
Phone: 8039097200
Fax: 8039097227
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F

Staff Contacts

Building Official 
Gary Bass
(803) 909-7205
Deputy Building Official
(803) 909-7209
Commercial Plan Reviewer
(803) 909-7208
Residential Plan Reviewer
(803) 909-7211
Commercial Inspector
(803) 909-7212
Commercial Inspector
(803) 909-7210
Residential Inspector
(803) 909-7239
Residential Inspector
(803) 909-7392
(803) 909-7200