BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS
Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia regulates buildings within the city limits. The City of Columbia adopts building codes generally every two years.
Effective July 1, 2016, the following codes are in effect for South Carolina:
2015 International Residential Code with SC modifications
2015 International Building Code with SC modifications
2015 International Fire Code with SC modifications
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code with SC modifications
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2014 National Electrical Code with SC modifications
ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
For additional information, please contact Building Inspections Division, (803) 545-3420.