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The Development Services 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.

Construction Inspection
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:

Construction Type Code Publication
General Buildings 2018 North Carolina Building Codes
(2015 IBC revised)
Residential 2018 North Carolina Residential Code
(2015 IRC revised)
Accessibility Chapter 11 North Carolina Building Code and ANSI 117.1-2009
Existing Buildings

2018 North Carolina Existing Building Code

(2015 IEBC revised

Energy Efficiency 2018 North Carolina Energy Code
(2015 IECC revised)