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Ruthie Helms
Department Director
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Delora Johnson
BDS Administrative Assistant
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Building & Development Standards
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Physical Address
301 E. Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29651
Fax: 864-801-2020

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The Department of Building and Development Standards mission is to promote quality growth and to ensure design standards are met throughout the City of Greer. We verify that minimum construction standards are followed and protect and provide for the health, safety and welfare of all Greer citizens and the environment. 

The department serves a variety of functions for the City of Greer including:

Building Inspections and Codes Enforcement
Provide for the health safety and welfare of the general public through the equal enforcement of all applicable codes and ordinances.

Planning & Zoning
Promotes the City’s growth using comprehensive planning, land development, and historic preservation coordination and services. The Planning & Zoning Division also coordinates and handles all related Boards and Commission for the City of Greer.

Staff are ready to assist with everything you need to know about commercial and residential building codes and permitting, zoning issues, nuisance/abatement, and land development. The City of Greer’s Planning Commission, Construction Board of Appeals, and Zoning Board of Appeals also operate out of the Building and Development Standards Department.

Current List of Enforced Codes

2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

2020 National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 (NEC)

2021 International Building Code (IBC)

2017 ANSI A117.1 Accessibility Standard

2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

2021 International Fire Code (IFC)

2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC

Mission Statement