Construction within the Town may involve several different areas of regulation, depending on the nature and scope of construction. In addition to the International Residential Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Fire codes and 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, the Town enforces a Zoning, Subdivision, and a Code of General Ordinances. Before commencing any construction or remodeling, a building permit must be obtained from the Town. A zoning certificate may also be required for any change in use, even if a building permit is not required.

Requirements for a Building Permit

Building Permit Application

Building Permit Checklist

Certificate of Occupancy Residential Checklist 

Chapter 14- Buildings and Building Regulations

Chapter 86- Zoning

Construction Board of Appeals Application

Contractor Letter of Authorization

Current List of Codes Adopted and Enforced by TOEB

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance - Town ordinance Section 14

Handrail Grip Size

Height Certificate

Manual J- New Construction

Manual J Review Form- New Construction

Non-Commercial Personal Use Affidavit

Non-Conversion Agreement

Owner Builder Disclosure

Owner Builder Subcontractor List

Pool Checklist

Pool Fencing Affidavit

Property Owner Letter of Authorization

Request for Permit Extension

Residential Building Packet

SC DHEC Beachfront Notification Form 

Scope of Work for Alterations, Repairs & Additions 

Solar Panel Packet

Special Inspection Packet

Subcontractors Listing

Substantial Improvement Forms

Temporary Tent Permit Requirements

Tree Removal Application

V Zone Breakaway Wall Certificate

V Zone Design Certificate

2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Modification  or Repair of Flood Prone Property:

If your home or business sustained damage, or if you are making improvements to the structure's exterior and/or interior, your community has Flood Damage Prevention Regulations that many affect how you rebuild or make improvements. These laws are required by the National Flood Insurance Program flood insurance to be made available to community residents and property owners. Save yourself time, aggravation and money by reading the following information...

Notice to Homeowners of Flood Prone Properties



FEMA Technical Bulletins for Building in a Flood Hazard Area

FEMA Technical Bulletins provide guidance concerning the building performance standards of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which are contained in Title 44 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at Section 60.3. The bulletins are intended for use primarily by state and local officials responsible for in­terpreting and enforcing NFIP regulations and by members of the development community, such as design professionals and builders. The bulletins do not create regulations, rather they provide specific guidance for complying with the minimum requirements of existing NFIP regulations.

Breakaway Walls

Coastal Corrosion Protection for Metal Connectors

Elevator Installation


Flood Resistant Material Requirements

Flood Vent Openings

Free of Obstruction Requirements

Metal Roofing

Non-Residential Floodproofing 

Reasonably Safe From Flooding on Fill Dirt

Shutter Alternatives

Underlayment for Shingles

Town of Edisto Beach Comprehensive Plan 2023

2023 Comprehensive Plan

Contact Information

Patrick Brown
843-869-2505  ext 205
Building Code Administrator

Morgan Viars

843-869-2505 ext 204
Code Enforcement Officer

Tammy Lake

843-869-2505 ext 203
Permit Tech/Business License Clerk