Master Building Plan Approval Process

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Master Plans may be used to expedite the permitting process for standardized or repetitively built floor plans.  A "Master Plan" is a complete set of construction plans that shows a particular model of home with all available options.  The building plan reviewer will review these drawings for code compliance and keep the "Master Plan" on file.

When applying for a building permit after master plan approval, supply a printed set of building plans with the options not used for that particular lot marked out or crossed out on the drawings.  This lets the building plan reviewer know which options will be used or not used for that location.  Each permit application will need all of the information listed in the Residential Building Permit Packet that applies to the type of dwelling you are building.  See Residential Building Permits for more information.

The Master Plan Approval Checklist will outline what to include on your construction plans and explain the process.


Please contact any representative at the Permit Application Center at 803-329-5590.  You may also contact the Residential Plan Reviewer for code specific questions.


Submit your Master Plan to the Permit Application Center for review. Review may take up to 3 business days. Plans are required to be submitted electronically through the Online Services website. Once the plans have been reviewed, you will receive an email with any comments or a plan approval letter. If you receive comments, please revise the drawings and resubmit for review.

Related Information

Master Plan Approval Checklist

Residential Building Permits