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Building and Zoning

The information your business needs

Welcome to the Town of Winnsboro’s Building Department. The department’s goal is to educate consumers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people who live, work and play in the Town of Winnsboro through compliance with the provisions of all applicable building codes and other governmental agencies regulating construction within the town.

The Building Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with IBC-2006 including but not limited to:

• Reviewing plans for compliance with the applicable codes
• Inspecting the work at progressive stages
• Collecting permit fees
• Issuing Certificates of Occupancy

For a building permit application, please click here (Adobe Reader required). Please note the permit fee is based on the project cost. Completion of building permit application does not mean you can start work until all fees have been paid and a permit has been issued by the permitting department.


Mr. Bill Castles, Director Building and Zoning
Physical Address: 403 South Vanderhorst St., Winnsboro, S.C. 29180
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 209, Winnsboro, S.C. 29180
(803) 635-6521 office (803) 635-3697 fax
7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday

The Office of Zoning Administration ensures compliance to the Town of Winnsboro’s Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Administrator reviews zoning request and schedules public hearings, permits signs, reviews plans to ensure compliance to zoning land use regulations, and enforces all provisions in the Zoning Ordinance.

Click here to download the zoning & ordinance map
Click here to download the zoning ordinance
Click here to download the building permit application
Click here to download the Jackson/Mill Creek Reservoir Restrictions

Ms. Lillian Bonds
Mr. Hank Harrison
Mr. Oliver Johnson
Mr. Sam Johnson
Ms. Sonya Kennedy


Bill Castles
Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator & Parks, Streets, and Sanitation Director

PO Box 209, Winnsboro SC 29180   803.635.6521 
Enforces building codes and town ordinances, issues addresses, gathers information for annexations, receives bids from construction on Town properties and issues building permits.