Building Departments in Greenville County, South Carolina

There are 4 Building Departments in Greenville County, South Carolina, serving a population of 490,332 people in an area of 785 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 122,583 people, and 1 Building Department per 196 square miles.

In South Carolina, Greenville County is ranked 32nd of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 9th of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Greenville County Building Departments

Find Greenville County, South Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Greenville County Building Department and Permits 301 University Ridge Greenville, SC

Greenville County Zoning 301 University Ridge Greenville, SC

Greenville Planning and Zoning Department 206 South Main Street Greenville, SC

Mauldin Permits and Zoning 5 East Butler Road Mauldin, SC

About the Greenville County Building Department

Building Departments in Greenville County, SC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Greenville County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Greenville County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Greenville County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Greenville County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Greenville County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Greenville County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Greenville County Residential Housing Units
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units204,7772,229,324
Occupied Housing Units185,837 (90.8%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Greenville County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes126,212 (67.9%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes7,281 (3.9%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments4,165 (2.2%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,780 (2.6%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments8,544 (4.6%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments18,207 (9.8%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing16,648 (9.0%)302,490 (16.2%)
Greenville County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later3,502 (1.9%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20136,627 (3.6%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 200936,143 (19.4%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199964,038 (34.5%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 197948,140 (25.9%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 195920,416 (11.0%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier6,971 (3.8%)75,127 (4.0%)
Greenville County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
1 Room2,685 (1.4%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,410 (7.2%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms62,442 (33.6%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms60,033 (32.3%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms47,267 (25.4%)389,981 (20.8%)
Greenville County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom2,843 (1.5%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom12,797 (6.9%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms127,922 (68.8%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms42,275 (22.7%)383,870 (20.5%)
Greenville County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Greenville CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities185,470 (99.8%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities184,546 (99.3%)1,857,993 (99.3%)