Building Inspections, Plan Review and Soil Erosion Control
The Building Inspections Division provides plan review, permitting and inspections for:
Commercial / Residential Construction Permits
All permits - Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and required Fire Alarm Systems - require plan review before they are issued. All building construction projects require some type of plans before a building permit can be issued.
Sediment & Erosion Control Permits
The Sediment & Erosion Control Section is responsible for erosion control plan review, grading permits, erosion control inspections, and permanent stabilization of commercial development.
A permit is required before any work can be started in the City of Greensboro. The following volumes of the North Carolina State Building Code are enforced:
New 2018 North Carolina Building Codes will become effective as follows:
- July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018: There will be a six-month overlap time between adoption and mandatory effective date.
- January 1, 2019: The 2018 NC Code will become mandatory (effective).
|Construction Type||Code Publication|
|General Buildings||2012 North Carolina Building Code
(2009 IBC revised)
|Residential||2012 North Carolina Residential Code
(2009 IRC revised)
|Accessibility||Chapter 11 North Carolina Building Code and ANSI 117.1-2009|
1995 Existing Building or 2009 NC Rehab Code or
Chapter 34 North Carolina Building Code
|Energy Efficiency||2012 North Carolina Energy Code
(2009 IECC revised)