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 January 1, 2020, the following codes are in effect for South Carolina:
2018 International Building Code with SC modifications
2018 International Residential Code with SC modifications
2018 International Fire Code with SC modifications
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Mechanical Code with SC modifications
2018 International Fuel Gas Code with SC modifications
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) with SC modifications
ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
For additional information, please contact Residential Building Plans Examiner, (803) 545-3428.