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James Whittaker, Building Official
(864) 942-8425
County Courthouse
528 Monument Street
Basement Room B-3

The City Building Department provides inspection services countywide. The Building Inspection Office provides plan reviews, permitting and inspections for new construction, remodeling, and additions to buildings for the purpose of public safety, health, and general welfare as it pertains to the built environment. Information is also provided concerning the adopted codes and ordinances, as well as state and federal laws that pertain to building construction.

This office also enforces local ordinances that establish requirements for unsafe buildings, substandard housing, trash, debris, overgrowth, and abandoned vehicles within the City limits of Greenwood.

Click here for online permits.

Building Codes
The City of Greenwood enforces the following Codes: 2018 International Building Code (with modifications)

  • 2018 International Residential Code (with modifications)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (with modifications)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (with modifications)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2017 A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

The South Carolina Modifications can be found here.

For additional information, you may consider visiting the International Code Council website.

Click here to go to our online permitting section.

To obtain a permit for work inside of the City of Greenwood, you must possess a state license issued by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. You must also obtain a City of Greenwood Business License.

Rental Property Registration
In February of 2002, Greenwood City Council adopted Ordinance No. 02-003 which requires the yearly registration of rental property within the City of Greenwood by April 15 of each year. The owner of the rental property must provide the name of a person, firm, or corporation located within a 75-mile radius of the City of Greenwood responsible for the care and maintenance of the dwelling. The registration of rental property does not require a fee. By registering rental property, the City will be able to build a database for contacting the person(s) responsible for maintaining the property, thereby addressing problems faster. If you are renting residential property, click here to download the rental property registration form.


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