Building Permits

  1. Other Applications
  2. Contractor Electronic Applications

If you are a licensed Contractor, please use our Contractor Electronic Applications tab.

Beginning November 1st, 2017, we will accept electronic plan submittals!

Please review our Electronic Submittal Guidelines.
Electronic Submittal Guidelines (PDF)

 To make payments, check the status of permits or schedule/cancel inspections, visit our 

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).

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.

Zoning Forms