Planning & Development

Building Codes

Work for which a permit is required by code is started or proceeded prior to obtaining a permit, the fees herein specified shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any persons from fully complying with the requirements of the code in execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed therein.

Now Available Online:

You can now conveniently handle all Permitting and Code Complaints online using our CitizenServe portal. Here's all the things you can now do online:

  • Apply for Permits
  • Search for Existing Permits
  • Learn More About Permitting
  • Submit a Code Violation Complaint
  • Search for a Complaint
  • Learn More About Code Violations

Application Downloads

Once you have completed all appropriate sections of the application and acquired all information set forth on the residential or commercial checklist, you are ready to apply for your permit at the Building Codes department located at City Hall.

Once permits have been obtained for job and payment received, all job cards must be displayed on job site before work begins.

For any other permit questions and to schedule an inspection please contact the Building Codes office at 864-885-2726.

Building Permit Rates

Total Valuation Fee
$0 to $5,000 $50.00
$5,001 to $50,000 $50.00 For First $5,000+
$7.00 For Each $1,000
(Including $50,000)
$50,001 to $100,000 $365.00 For First $50,000+
$6.00 For Each $1,000
(Including $100,000)
$100,001 to $500,000 $665.00 For First $100,000+
$5.00 For Each $1,000
(Including $500,000)
$500,001 and Up $2665.00 For First $500,000+
$4.00 For Each $1,000
Plan Review One-Half Building Permit Fee

Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)

Permit Rates Calculator

× Estimate Disclaimer: The City of Seneca provides this estimate feature as a courtesy only and does not guarantee the accuracy of the estimate. Final fees could differ slightly.
Permit Rates Calculator

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location Location:
221 E North 1st St.
Seneca, SC 29678
hours Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM


Xavier Bauguess
Zoning Administrator:
Tracy Chapman
Code Enforcement:
Angie Moss
Transit Assistant:
Building Official/Fire Marshal:
Ronald Butts
Administrative Assistant:
Heather Strother


phone Phone:
mailing-address Mailing:
P.O. Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678

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