Building Departments in Florence County, South Carolina

There are 3 Building Departments in Florence County, South Carolina, serving a population of 138,537 people in an area of 800 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 46,179 people, and 1 Building Department per 266 square miles.

In South Carolina, Florence County is ranked 22nd of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 15th of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Florence County Building Departments

Find Florence County, South Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Florence Building Department and Zoning 218 West Evans Street Florence, SC

Florence City County Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits+A370 345 South Ron McNair Boulevard Lake, SC

Florence Planning Department 218 West Evans Street Florence, SC

About the Florence County Building Department

Building Departments in Florence County, SC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Florence County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Florence County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Florence County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Florence County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Florence County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Florence County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Florence County Residential Housing Units
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units59,7222,229,324
Occupied Housing Units52,092 (87.2%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Florence County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes32,691 (62.8%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes875 (1.7%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments1,481 (2.8%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,813 (3.5%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,573 (4.9%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments2,672 (5.1%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing9,987 (19.2%)302,490 (16.2%)
Florence County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later222 (0.4%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20131,246 (2.4%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 20097,405 (14.2%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199919,603 (37.6%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 197916,443 (31.6%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 19595,387 (10.3%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,786 (3.4%)75,127 (4.0%)
Florence County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
1 Room476 (0.9%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,535 (4.9%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms20,606 (39.6%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,933 (36.3%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms9,542 (18.3%)389,981 (20.8%)
Florence County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom532 (1.0%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom1,865 (3.6%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms39,853 (76.5%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,842 (18.9%)383,870 (20.5%)
Florence County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Florence CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities51,862 (99.6%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities51,702 (99.3%)1,857,993 (99.3%)