How does one become a Licensed Contractor?

Contractor licenses can be obtained through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (SC LLR). You can visit their website at for more information on the different types of licensing available. 

SC Contractor's Licensing Board (Commercial)
Phone: 803-896-4686
Email: [email protected]

SC Residential Builders Commission
Phone: 803-896-4696
Email: [email protected]

SC Building Codes Council
Phone: 803-896-4688
Email: [email protected]

SC Manufactured Housing Board
Phone: 803-896-4682
Email: [email protected] 

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1. Once my site plans are approved, when can I obtain my grading permit?
2. How do I obtain a business license?
3. How does one become a Licensed Contractor?
4. As a homeowner, can I get the required permit(s) to work on my house without using a contractor?
5. Whom can I employ to perform construction work on my property?
6. Do I need a permit if my project is under $500?
7. How do I schedule an inspection?
8. I have a North Carolina License, may I perform work in South Carolina?
9. Does each trade have to pull a separate permit for their trade on a commercial project?
10. I have a complaint with the Contractor who built my house. How do I address this problem?
11. How do I get a 9-1-1 address for my property?
12. How do I go about taking over a Building / Structure that has been foreclosed upon?
13. Does York County require a business license?
14. When do I need to hire an architect for my project?
15. Do I need a permit for a storage building I purchased at Home Depot / Lowes etc.?