Chapter 9, Section 6-9-50. Adoption by reference of nationally recognized codes and standards.
"The council shall adopt by reference and amend only the latest editions of the following nationally recognized codes and the standards referenced in those codes for regulation of construction within this State: building, residential, gas, plumbing, mechanical, fire, and energy codes as promulgated, published, or made available by the International Code Council, Inc. and the National Electrical Code as published by the National Fire Protection Association. The appendices of the codes provided in this section may be adopted as needed, but the specific appendix or appendices must be referenced by name or letter designation at the time of adoption. However, the provisions of the codes referenced in this section which concern the qualification, removal, dismissal, duties, responsibilities of, and administrative procedures for all building officials, deputy building officials, chief inspectors, other inspectors, and assistants do not apply unless they have been adopted by the municipal or county governing body."
Chapter 9, Section 6-9-60 Adoption. Adoption by reference of certain nationally recognized codes and standards. (This section governs the adoption of the ICC Performance Code, IEBC, IPMC and ISPSC as optional codes for local adoption.)
Links to State Adoption Agencies
South Carolina Building Code Council:
Office of State Fire Marshal:
Office of State Engineer:
Office of School Facilities:
South Carolina Energy Office:
Pool Adoption Agency: