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Construction Inspection

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Encroachments in the Public Right-of-Way

Permits are required for any encroachment into the City’s right of way. Surface Encroachments include any permanent structures placed in the right of way, such as handicap ramps, retaining walls, etc., that otherwise would be impossible to place on private property. Air Rights Encroachment include balconies, signs, portions of buildings, etc., that hang over into the public right of way.

Surface and Air Rights Encroachments require a $50 application fee and may be filled out in the Construction Inspection office located in the basement of City Hall.

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Other Construction Disturbances

All other encroachments, including pods, dumpsters, utility installations, driveways and sidewalk closures, etc., are handled with a general encroachment permit.

Encroachment Forms

To expedite the process, you may download the forms online: More information and encroachment forms


John Brogdon
Construction Inspection Manager

Shawn Cunningham
Senior Engineering Tech

Jason Muchow
Senior Engineering Tech

Robert Pecqueur
Senior Engineering Tech

J. Chris Stover
Senior Engineering Tech

Durvin Hill
Engineering Tech II

Tim Reid
Engineering Tech II

Pat Thackston

Contact Information

You can reach our office during business hours by calling
Fax: 864-467-8895

We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(Basement of City Hall)
Greenville, SC

Our mailing address:
City of Greenville
Construction Inspection
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

or email us with your questions or comments.

Click to Estimate Your Encroachment Fees General Encroachment Fee Calculator
Use this calculator to estimate fees for excavations/physical work in the public right of way.

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