Storage Rack, Shelving, Pallet Rack

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Storage racks, pallet racks and other shelving installation requires a separate building permit. Combustible storage and high-piled combustible storage must comply with the International Fire Code (IFC). High-piled combustible storage includes storage of combustible materials in closely packed piles or combustible materials on pallets, in racks or on shelves where the top of the storage is greater than 12 feet in height or certain high-hazard commodities, such as rubber tires, Group A plastics, flammable liquids, idle pallets and similar commodities, where the top of the storage is greater than 6 feet in height.

The SCLLR Contractor’s Licensing Board considers racking/shelving to be a fixture and does not require a licensed contractor for the installation, however, a City business license is required.


Use the Storage Rack/Shelving Plan Review Checklist and submit your storage rack/shelving plan to the Permit Application Center (PAC). Plans may be submitted digitally through the Online Services website.


For more information about the plan review process or plan submittal process, please contact Cecilia Carey.  For more information regarding architectural plans or building code questions, please contact Mike Nugent.

Related Information

Storage Rack/Shelving Plan Review Checklist
Building Permit Application
Plan Submittal Form
Business Licensing

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