Building Departments in Richland County, South Carolina

There are 3 Building Departments in Richland County, South Carolina, serving a population of 404,869 people in an area of 757 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 134,956 people, and 1 Building Department per 252 square miles.

In South Carolina, Richland County is ranked 34th of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 13th of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Richland County Building Departments

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


Columbia Building Department 1136 Washington Street Columbia, SC

Columbia Zoning 1136 Washington Street Columbia, SC

Richland Permits 1410 Laurens Street Columbia, SC

About the Richland County Building Department

Building Departments in Richland 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 Richland 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:
  • Richland County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Richland County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Richland County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Richland County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Richland 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.

Richland County Residential Housing Units
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units169,1612,229,324
Occupied Housing Units149,161 (88.2%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Richland County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes99,196 (66.5%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,635 (2.4%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments4,539 (3.0%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments5,744 (3.9%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments9,591 (6.4%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments18,718 (12.5%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,738 (5.2%)302,490 (16.2%)
Richland County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later1,777 (1.2%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20136,527 (4.4%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 200932,889 (22.0%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199944,678 (30.0%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 197938,354 (25.7%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 195918,906 (12.7%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier6,030 (4.0%)75,127 (4.0%)
Richland County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
1 Room1,810 (1.2%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms12,030 (8.1%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms49,431 (33.1%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms50,106 (33.6%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms35,784 (24.0%)389,981 (20.8%)
Richland County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom1,928 (1.3%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom12,641 (8.5%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms98,732 (66.2%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms35,860 (24.0%)383,870 (20.5%)
Richland County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Richland CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities148,540 (99.6%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities147,941 (99.2%)1,857,993 (99.3%)