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Do you need a building permit for your project in Myrtle Beach?

Do you need a building permit for your project in Myrtle Beach? 

The answer, generally, is “yes,” but exceptions exist.  
Any building, mechanical/HVAC, plumbing, electrical or fuel gas work that exceeds $1,000 in labor and materials is required to be permitted.  Also, any contractors who work inside the city are required to be licensed by SC LLR for their respective trades. 

Why a permit and a license?  For the safety of all involved.  The city wants to make sure the work is done correctly and according to code.  Licenses are required to protect the public from unscrupulous contractors. 

A few items do not require a building permit, including playhouses, painting and other finish projects, including carpeting, tiling, cabinets and countertops.  Have a question about whether your project needs a building permit?  Call the Myrtle Beach Construction Services Department at 843-918-1111.