Residential Permits

Next Day Permit Processing
The following is a list of permits that will be processed the next day by the Permitting Office, as they are not subject to additional review: 

  • Electrical upgrades
  • Gas furnace change outs and pressure tests
  • Gas lights and gas logs
  • HVAC equipment change outs
  • Painting
  • Replacement windows
  • Re-roofing and repairs
  • Vinyl siding installation
  • Water heater change outs
  • Wood rot, minor non-structural repairs

Permits Requiring Multiple Processors
The following is a list of building and development permits that will be processed by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) as well as the Building Inspection Office for approval: 

  • Accessory structures 200 square feet or more
  • Accessory structures with electrical service
  • Additions and structural repairs
  • Landscaping
  • New construction
  • Parking lot renovations

Residential Permit Procedures

City of Goose Creek Inspection Bureau

  • Ginger Yon, Building Inspector
  • Marc Todd, Building Inspector
  • Thurman Pellum, Building Official
  • Norm Cutshall, Interim Fire Chief

Code Enforcement:  Residential Permit Procedures – effective July 1, 2012

Permit Application Process

Forms and applications may be picked up from the city permit clerk at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Complex, City Hall at 519 North Goose Creek Boulevard. Permits and business license forms can also be downloaded from the city website. 

What You Will Need

  • Building permit application
  • Business license application
  • Sewer availability letter
  • Water permit to operate
  • Subcontractor list
  • Four site plans
  • Two complete sets of construction plans: architectural and structural
  • Signed contract (if using a contractor)
  • Large projects may require additional documents. Please contact the Permits Department for more information at (843) 797-6220, ext. 1100 or 1122.