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New Construction, Alterations and Additions, including Sheds, Garages, and Shops
A swimming pool is defined by the Town of Moncks Corner as a water feature for swimming and recreational bathing. Prefabricated portable and above ground swimming pools 48” in depth or less and less than 3500 gallons and not permanently attached to electrical or plumbing systems do not require a permit. Any pool that is below grade at any point, bottom draining or permanently attached to electrical or plumbing systems require a permit. All swimming pools shall be equipped with filtration, purification and circulation equipment to maintain the water in a clean, healthful condition. Regardless of permitting requirements, Zoning, Santee Cooper/Berkeley Electric, and HOA approval must be sought before placement of a swimming pool to ensure compliance with specific rules and requirements.
The following items are required for permitting:
Building Codes used within the State of South Carolina are adopted through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Building Codes Council. All general, residential, and specialty contractors performing services in the State of South Carolina must be licensed.
Currently adopted codes:
To access information regarding State regulated Building Codes and Contractor Licensure follow the link below:
South Carolina Building Codes Council
South Carolina Building Codes Council Registration/Licensing
To access education opportunities and or obtain a copy of the Codes follow the link below:
National and International Codes
International Code Council Free Access to Adopted Codes
Design criteria for plan submittal must meet a minimum of 133-140 mph winds, “D” Seismic for Commercial and “D-2” Seismic for Residential. Plans shall have a Code Analysis, Design Pressures (D/P Rating) for all doors and windows, soils reports for commercial and soils assumption for residential, detailed construction documents for all disciplines. Required Special Inspections for Commercial Projects. Impact glazing is required for all areas.
All proposed signage must meet Appendix H of the IBC for wind and seismic requirements.