Planning and Code Compliance - Permits
QuestionWhat is checked before permits are issued?
AnswerThe Planning and Code Compliance Division checks for the following:
QuestionWhen do I need a permit?
AnswerA permit is required anytime that a new building is constructed, structural changes made within a building or additions to existing structures. Also, permits are required for electrical upgrades, meter changes, etc. Plumbing permits are required for new plumbing fixtures or for relocating plumbing fixtures. Mechanical permits are required for new equipment, change-outs, running a gas line, etc. For more information, contact the Planning and Code Compliance Division at 864.467.7060.
QuestionWhat is the cost of a permit?
AnswerPermits for new homes are based on the square footage of the heated area, garage and/or basement. In addition, there are fees for electrical, plumbing and mechanical and septic tank permits. Contact the Planning and Code Compliance Division at 864.467.7060 for more information.
QuestionDoes Greenville County require plans for constructions/permits?
AnswerPlans are not required for residential construction but permits are required for new construction as well as renovations and additions. Plans are required for commercial and industrial construction or renovations which must be reviewed and approved prior to permits being issued.
QuestionHow do I obtain a manufactured home permit?
AnswerWith the Form 400, Title, Bill of Sale and/or any other documents, and the location that the unit was purchased from.
If the unit was purchased outside of Greenville County, a moving permit from the other County will be required.
The Tax Map ID Number of the new location, E-911 Address Form and all paperwork will be required in Suite 1000 – Mobile Home Tax Office, to register home and property. This office can be reached at 864.467.7158.
After you have received authorization from Suite 1000 you will proceed back to the Building Safety Office located in Suite 4100. This office can be reached at 864.467.7060. You will receive your site installation permit provided the following information is obtained:
Once you have completed your application review and paid your permit fee, you will be issued a BLUE Inspection Card, the Moving Permit (if required), the Manufactured Home Decal and Sticker and a Manufactured Home Installation Guide. During your permit meeting, you will receive instruction on the use of our Automated Inspection Request Line. Please make sure you use the permit number from the BLUE card to schedule your inspection request.
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