Residential Permits

Do I need a York County Permit?

You can check on GIS to see what jurisdiction you are in. Our office only does the permits in York County that do not fall within another jurisdiction.

A permit is required when any authorized agent, contractor, or owner desires to construct, enlarge, alter, move, demolish a building, or structure. Permits are also required when the cost of work for electric, gas, or heating exceeds $25 and when the cost of plumbing is more than $50.

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 Additions
  5. Moving
  6. Manufactured Home Setup
  7. Manufactured Home Decal
  8. Swimming Pools
  9. Townhomes
  10. Demo

Please submit the forms listed below:

  • Residential Permit Application (PDF) 
  • Single Family Residential Questionnaire and Checklist for Land Disturbance (PDF)
  • REScheck (document showing insulation values and window specifications) Please visit: www.energycodes.gov/rescheck 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 (PDF)
    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)

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 www.yorkcountygov.com/permitting 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