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Code Compliance
Building Safety

Greenville County Building Safety and Code Enforcement has transitioned to a new automated software system. All permits must be submitted through eTrakit. Approved permits will be processed and emailed within three business days. At this time, we have a five day processing period for permits to be issued. We thank you for your patience as we transition to this new online system and continue to get caught up. For instructions to apply for an online account and access to permit applications click here.

To access the eTrakit online system click here.


Beginning on September 1st, 2023 Greenville County will require a paid receipt for water service from Greenville Water for all new construction within the county.

Welcome to Building Safety & Permitting

The Building Safety Department is dedicated to the enforcement of building codes to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment, and to provide the citizens and builders of the county with competent, consistent, courteous and timely inspection services.

Building Safety

The Permit Center accepts and processes building permit applications for both residential and commercial projects.

Please note Commercial Projects requiring Plan Review cannot be submitted via email, see below for Plan Review Requirements.

All of the inspectors assure compliance with the International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Fire, and Energy Conservation Codes; the National Electrical Code; and other construction-related federal, state, and local laws.

Plan Review is responsible for the review of all plans for Commercial projects including the building, structural, fire, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, special instructions and energy for compliance with the current South Carolina adopted codes.