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Building Permits

Site Plan Permit Applications

Pursuant to Section 19-2.3.9, Site Plan Permit, all development or redevelopment of any structure or parcel of land within the City requires the issuance of a Site Plan Permit prior to the issuance of any other building or construction related permit.

Site Plan: Single Family
Site Plan: Non-Single Family

Building Permit Application and Forms

Effective January 1, 2015, there will be a 10% fee increase for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.

Building Permit: This application should be used when applying for any residential or commercial permit to do building related work. This could be used for projects as simple as building a deck, remodeling an existing building or a new hotel.
Building Permit Applicant Checklist
Required Number of Plans for Permits
Retaining Wall Requirements

Trade Permit Applications

Electrical Permit: This application is used for all electrical work within any structure both residential and commercial.
Mechanical Permit: This application is used for all heating, air conditioning and ventilation work and associated gas service connections within any structure both residential and commercial.
Plumbing Permit: This application is used for all plumbing work within any structure both residential and commercial.

Other Permit Forms

Owner/Builder/Contractor License Exemption Request
Demolition Requirements and Application: This application is used for all demolition of any structure both residential and commercial.
Energy Code Compliance Certificate: This permanent certificate must be posted in the electrical distribution panel of all residential structures. The document can be printed on Avery 6874 labels and must be signed by the builder.

Stormwater Permit Requirements and Forms

If the proposed work is not individual single family construction and otherwise meets any of the conditions listed below, a Stormwater Permit is required prior to initiating any improvements, whether demolition or construction:

  • Disturbs 10,000 square feet or more
  • Is part of a Larger Common Plan (LCP) of development (like a subdivision or office park)
  • Is located in an Environmental Special Management Area (within or adjacent to a Regulatory Floodplain, Wetlands, or Buffer Areas adjacent to impoundments, streams, or wetlands)

Site Development Forms and Stormwater Information

Certificate of Occupancy Applications

Certificate of Occupancy Application: This application must be completed prior to occupying any building or portion thereof for nonresidential use.

Zoning Administrative Forms

Pursuant to Section 19-2.3.12, Certificate of Compliance, when a change of use does not require a Site Plan Permit, a Certificate of Compliance is required in order to ensure that proposed use complies with the Land Management Ordinance.

Certificate of Compliance Application
More Zoning Forms

Grading Permit Forms

A Grading Permit must be purchased from the City before land disturbing activities can occur. A Grading Permit may be purchased only after the proposed development is issued a Stormwater Permit by the City of Greenville. View application and associated fees.

Codes Enforced by the City of Greenville

2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Fire Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International Property Maintenance Code
2011 National Electrical Code
2009 American National Standards Institute, Accessibility Guidelines (ANSI A117.1)

View Codes Currently Enforced

For more information regarding buildings and building regulations, please refer to Chapter 6 of the City of Greenville Code of Ordinances.

Building Permit Reports

The current week's Year-to-Date Building Permit Report is updated weekly, by 5 pm each Tuesday. To view the current report, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download this free software now.

2015 Year-To-Date Building Permit Report

Building Permit Report Archive
2014 Building Permit Report
2013 Building Permit Report
2012 Building Permit Report

Site Grading Reports

The current week's Year-to-Date Site Grading Report is updated weekly, by Noon each Tuesday. To view the current report, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download this free software now.

2015 Year-To-Date Site Grading Report


2014 Site Grading Report
2013 Site Grading Report
2012 Site Grading Report

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Specific Local Ordinances:

Property Maintenance
Fees & Penalties

Boarded & Vacant Structures

Boarding Requirements for Residential Structures

Boarding Requirements for Commercial Structures

New Business Checklist

Business License Permits and Applications

Contact Us

Building Codes/Codes Enforcement: 864-467-4550

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