Information for Code Enforcement Officers


All modular buildings must have a label issued by the S.C. Building Codes Council attached to the electrical panel cover door. This label determines if a building is classified as modular by state law. If the label cannot be located inside of the panel box, it may be affixed to a cabinet door under a kitchen sink/counter.

The label is white with black lettering. It bears the state seal at the top center and will have a paragraph of language at the bottom referencing compliance with the SC Modular Building Program.


Labels issued for modular buildings are only valid for the first placement of the structure. Once the building is installed, the label has served its purpose and is thus rendered invalid per Regulation 8-609(7) . Unless the building is re-certified and relabeled in accordance with Regulation 8-628, any movement or subsequent placement will fall under the local authority having jurisdiction.


In reference to a display or model unit, the initial installation of a modular building utilized for display purposes or as a model unit, is considered its first placement. Subsequently, the building is considered "used." If the building is sold and moved from its display location and not re-certified and relabeled, it will fall under the jurisdiction of the local building inspection department and may be subject to a variety of inspections.