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Code Compliance
Building Safety

Greenville County Building Safety and Code Enforcement will be closed June 15th and June 16th, 2023 while we transition to a new software system. No new permits, inspections or reinsepctions can be created during this downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Residential applications can be submitted by e-mail at or in person by visiting our offices between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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. Online Inspections can be scheduled 24 hours a day, or by using the Automated Telephone System.

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. For additional information see our Forms & Applications page.