The Building Department's mission is to ensure public safety, health and general welfare by enforcing standards for structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation in all structures within the Town of Summerville. The department aims to enhance the safety of life and property from fire and other hazards associated with the built environment. These potential hazards could arise from:
Use and occupancy of buildings, structures or premises
Permits & Inspections
All building permits can be applied for by clicking here for the online portal.
To achieve the Building Department's goal, we require permits and inspections for new buildings, renovations, and repairs to building structures and systems. This includes the installation and maintenance of all electrical, gas, mechanical, and plumbing work. Under this definition, the following projects also require a permit:
If your gas or electrical service has been off for six months or more, a permit is required for a safety inspection before service can be restored.
Installation of modular storage buildings
Swimming pool installation
Vinyl siding installation
Carpet installation and painting do not require a building permit.