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Building & Development Standards

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.

Ruthie Helms

Ruthie Helms

Department Director

Email Ruthie Helms

Phone: 864-848-5397

Delora Johnson

BDS Administrative Assistant

Email Delora Johnson

Phone: 864-479-0960

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 - by providing for the health safety and welfare of the general public through the equal enforcement of all applicable codes and ordinances.

  • GIS - by maintaining the City’s Geographical Information System to provide fast and easy access to accurate digital and hard-copy mapping data, as well as computerized geographic analysis services. 

  • Planning & Zoning - by promoting 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.

Mission Statement