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Residential Building Permits

Residential Building Permits

Requirements for a residential building permit for Marlboro County, South Carolina with exception of City of Bennettsville.  All areas outside the city limits of Bennettsville, plus the towns of Blenheim, Tatum, McColl, and Clio are included in our jurisdiction.  If you live in the city limits of Bennettsville (454-1907), you must contact the City Administration Offices to obtain permits.  Includes additions, renovations, new constructions completed by a licensed contractor. 



Please click on Residential Building Permit application or Commercial Building Permit application to download.  You may fill it out and bring it to our office to save time. For online submittals, please complete and email application to and print a copy for your records. Please call 843-479-5602 ext. 10 with any questions. Please include the following "mandatory" instructions on the permit application.  Please provide:


  • Property owner name and mailing address.

  • Property address (call 479-5602 ext 20 for new addresses - this is property which has not previously had an address).

  • Property tax map # (available from Tax Assessor  (479-5602 ext 12) - also located in same office complex in courthouse with Building Codes).

  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors names, addresses, and license numbers.

  • Valuation (value of completed construction).

  • Total heated and unheated sq.ft. (Include detached buildings).

  • Septic Tank Permit (Available from DHEC)

  • Power Company Name (If Progress Energy, customer must get a Premise Number by calling 1 (800) 452-2777.

  • Contact Phone Number

If addition or new construction - Two (2) sets of sealed plans prepared by a registered design professional are required. After a plan review, one set of documents will be returned to be kept on the site during construction (pursuant to Section R106 of the 2015 International Residential Code).

If addition or new construction - must provide plot plan with site of construction marked on the plan (may be obtained from Clerk of Court Office 479-5613).

Town Business License if inside Town of Clio. 


Fees are on Valuation.  Please click Fees for a schedule as adopted in June, 2017.