Effective January 1, applications for permanent sign, temporary sign, home occupation (accessory use) and temporary use permits must be submitted electronically through the City of Greenville’s online permit center. The change is part of the City’s ongoing conversion to a “paperless” application submittal, review, tracking and storage system. The requirement only applies to new applications submitted on or after January 1.
The City began its transition to the new system last month by requiring that all residential and commercial building plans, site plans, construction documents and other construction drawings be submitted electronically beginning November 1. To prepare for the transition, City staff developed electronic document submittal standards and wrote a new program to scan documents for viruses.
The new system allows for a more timely and efficient review of applications by City departments and eliminates both the cost of printing multiple sets of drawings and supporting documents and the inconvenience of delivering them to City Hall. Additionally, the new system allows the City to reduce its environmental impact and address a lack of physical storage space.
The new electronic applications will be available online beginning January 1 at www.greenvillesc.gov/PlanningApplications.