Residential Permits

Do I need a York County Permit?

Use the GIS link below to see what jurisdiction your property lies within. Our office issues building permits within the unincorporated areas of York County, the Town of Hickory Grove and Town of Sharon.

A permit is required when an owner, an authorized agent, or contractor desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building, or structure; or erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems. 

Apply for and pay for your permit, schedule or cancel inspections online. You can search for property information using the GIS link. Help is also available using GIS or setting up an account to pay online.
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Select a tab to see what permit information & forms you will need.

  1. New Residential Single Family
  2. Detached Accessory Buildings
  3. Mech, Elec, Gas, Plumbing
  4. Residential Addition or Renovation
  5. Moving - Manufactured Home or Structure
  6. Manufactured Home Setup
  7. Manufactured Home Decal
  8. Residential Swimming Pools
  9. Townhomes
  10. Demo

All necessary information for construction of a single-family home in York County can be found in one simple informational packet here:

Residential Single-Family Permit Packet (PDF)

Within this packet you will find information and guidance on the following items: 

  • Residential Permit Application (PDF) 
  • Single Family Residential Questionnaire and Checklist for Land Disturbance (PDF)
  • REScheck (document showing insulation values and window specifications) Please visit: for more information.
  • Manual J & D (HVAC load calculations and duct work specifications)
  • Plat with setbacks clearly labeled showing distances from all 4 property lines, and showing any easements or right-of-ways that exist on the property.
  • Plans (include foundation, framing details, elevations, floorplan)
  • Home Owners Association (HOA) approval letter, if applicable (on HOA letterhead and signed by appropriate signing member)
  • Septic Permit or Paid Water & Sewer Tap Fee Receipt
  • Impact Calculation Form (PDF) & Fee, if location is in the Fort Mill School District or Clover School District
  • If garage is detached - Garage Storage Workshop Detail Sheet (PDF)
     If garage is detached - a separate permit application will need to be completed
  • Homeowner acting as contractor- Owner's Disclosure Statement
    This form will need to be signed, notarized, and registered with the property deed at the Register of Deeds Office (6 S. Congress St. York, SC 29745)

All contractor's must be licensed through the State of South Carolina's Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (SC LLR).

Getting My Permit

Plan Review - It is very important that all required applications and forms be filled out completely. Once the permit application has been accepted, please allow 5 to 7 business days for review. Permit Services will contact you when your permit is ready.

We will need a copy of your water & sewer tap receipt, unless you are on septic. If on septic, we will need a copy of your permit issued from DHEC.

Once you have your permit in hand you can schedule your inspections by going on or calling Permit Services at 803-909-7200.

If you are looking to get power/saw service for your construction site, you will need to contact the electric provider for the construction location.

Informational Documents