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.
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: [email protected]
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.
– 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
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.
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.
Common Permit Applications, Fees, and Forms
Below are links to download some of the most commonly requested permit applications and forms.
Owner Builder Disclosure
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
The links below will help get you connected to our local utility companies.
Greenville Water Company
Piedmont Natural Gas Company