Building Construction and Building Safety


The State of South Carolina requires all jurisdictions to permit and inspect construction activity using the International Building Codes. Building permits are required for any new construction, significant alterations or enlargements of existing buildings, and most major remodeling projects. Permits are also required for plumbing, electrical, and mechanical (HVAC) work done to new structures and alterations of existing structures. Swimming pools, signs, demolition, reroofing, and accessory buildings are also subject to the permit process.

The City Building Official oversees the Building Inspections Program for the City of Clemson. The Building Official is required to pass numerous state mandated training/certification programs as a qualification for this position. This position is also required to take yearly continuing education classes to keep skills current with evolving construction practices.

Building Official, Ben Collins

Ben Collins, Chief Building and Fire Official -


Stacey Blackwell, Certified Building Official -

1250 Tiger Blvd, Suite 4
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
Phone Number: 864-653-2050
Fax Number: 864-653-2057