Building Department

The Building Department is here to help with the review and permitting of construction projects, inspect ongoing projects for compliance, as well as provide consultation on issues related to Building Code. We can explain the necessary code requirements imposed by both local, state and federal law, and work with applicants to achieve their goals.

Permits Coordinator
Renee Smouse

Inspection Request Procedures

Schedule an Inspection 
Every effort is made to conduct timely inspections. Inspections take place Monday through Friday. Requests received by 4 pm will be scheduled for the next business day.  Inspection results will be emailed to the point of contact on the permit. Please send ALL inspection requests to the following email address:

Provide the following information in the email:
1. Permit Number
2. Type of inspection(s)
3. Name and phone number of permit holder or authorized agent

Primary Policies and Procedures for Residential and Commercial Inspections:
The City of Travelers Rest strives to provide all services at a high level of professionalism and completing inspections in a timely manner is of the highest priority. Please review the policies and procedures below to ensure inspection requests are submitted correctly.

  • Specific Inspection times cannot be provided due to the volume of inspections; however, the the Building Official will try to accommodate those requests accordingly as scheduling allows.
  • Residential Inspection(s) for Single Family and Two-Family Dwellings- are required to have all trades (Frame, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fuel/Gas, and Fire) as applicable to the project ready for inspection at Rough-in and Final Inspections. Insulation cannot be installed until all rough-ins are approved or the Building Official deems any outstanding corrections will not be covered and specifically allows the permit holder to insulate after the initial Rough-in inspection is conducted.
  • Commercial Inspection(s) are allowed to be called in by single trade as necessary to allow for the project to move forward in a timely manner and in accordance with the Approved Design Drawings.
    • Exception: Above Ceiling Inspection(s) for all Commercial Projects are required to have all trades completed as applicable per the Approved Drawings.

Helpful Hints

– All required paperwork must be submitted to City Hall before the inspection is requested
– Approved plans must be available at the job site
– Post the building permit card on the job site at all times in a visible and readily accessible location
– Be sure to provide access for the inspection
– For efficiency, be sure the job is ready for the inspection prior to requesting it

Plan Submittal and Review

Most building permit applications require some level of plan submittal for review to ensure compliance. We recommend a short meeting before incurring expense to make sure we are all on the same page. Simply call or email to discuss your project or set up a meeting. We are eager to sit down with you and get your project moving. To begin that process please download and submit a Plan Review Application.

Plan Review Application



Building Permit

Building permit submittals, both residential and commercial, must include a copy of the paid Greenville Water Tap Receipt showing the tax map # for the new water service. If you should need to obtain a copy of a receipt from Greenville Water, please contact the customer service department at (864) 241-6000.

Building Permit Application

Common Permit Applications, Fees, and Forms

Below are links to download some of the most commonly requested permit applications and forms.

Owner Builder Disclosure
Electrical Permit
Plumbing Permit
Mechanical Permit
Fee Schedule

Greenville County Resources

In some cases, projects may require permits from Greenville County and must comply to Greenville County codes. Below are links to the Greenville County Development website where you will find contacts and additional information.

Greenville County Land Development General Information
Greenville County Code Compliance
Greenville County Public Works
Greenville County Soil and Water

Utility Companies

The links below will help get you connected to our local utility companies.

Greenville Water Company
Duke Energy
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
ReWa Greenville