Municipality Location and General Contact Information

206 S Main St
Greenville SC 29601
Building Department information for City of Greenville, SC

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City of Greenville, SC - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for City of Greenville, SC

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

Permit Information and Forms

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City of Greenville Permit Center

Contractor Letter of Authorization

Certificate of Occupancy Applications

Grading Permits

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 Storm Water Permit by the City of Greenville.

Special Inspection Procedure

Requirements for third party inspections. Special inspectors must be licensed through Labor License & Regulation (LLR).

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Other Permit Forms

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.

Stormwater Permit Requirements & 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)
Please see the Site Development and Permits and Forms pages for additional information.

Trade Permit Applications

  • Electrical Permit (PDF): This application is used for all electrical work within any structure both residential and commercial.
  • Mechanical Permit (PDF): 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 (PDF): This application is used for all plumbing work within any structure both residential and commercial.

Licensing Information

Business License Application
Contractor Business License Application
Contractor Adjustment Application

Please always check our website for the latest version of the PDF Business License.
Also, view our other 2017 Business License Applications.

Licensing Requirements

All businesses conducting business within the City of Greenville are required to have a Business License. Business licenses must be purchased each calendar year and are valid from January 1 to December 31.

Renewing Business Licenses

If you are renewing your license and know your correct classification, you can download the application and calculate your rate with our business license calculator.

New Businesses

If you are a new business, you can use our Business Calculator to view rate sheets and find out your business license fee.

Quick Links

  1. Benefits of Being in the City (PDF)
  2. Building Permits
  3. City Address Locator
  4. Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
  5. New Business Checklist (PDF)
  6. State of South Carolina
  7. Street Finder Map (PDF)

Additional Information

The detailed municipality information displayed on this page is not a property of America's Building Records (ABR). This information is complied for your convenience from the municipality's official website. For the most up-to-date information please visit their official website.