Engineering & Maintenance
Permitting, Reviews and Inspections
The Engineering Division performs several key regulatory functions.
Encroachment permits are required for work on the County right of way including
but not limited to driveway tie-ins, utility installations, drainage work, etc.
Encroachment permits regulate the types of construction methods and materials
allowed on County roads in order to maintain the structural integrity of the roads
and protect the motoring public from potential dangers posed from unregulated construction
on the right-of-way. An application for Encroachment Permit can be obtained from the
Engineering office at County Square or downloaded from the Forms
and Instructions page. Please call 467.7011 for more information on obtaining encroachment permits.
Encroachment Permit Inspections
Work performed under an approved County of Greenville encroachment permit is inspected as the
work is being performed and again 9 months after the permit is issued. These inspections are to
insure that any work performed in the County of Greenville right-of-way is done to County
standards. Please call the Utility Permits Coordinator at 467.7018 for information on inspections.
Private Road Acceptance
At the request of property owners and/or developers wishing to give their road(s) to the County
for permanent maintenance, Engineering staff perform inspections of private roads to determine
the extent of work needed to upgrade the roads to public standards. Private roads must comply
with the guidelines set forth in Chapter 18, Section 1 of Greenville County Code to be eligible
for acceptance by the County. All costs associated with upgrading a private road to County
standards must be borne by the property owners and/or developer(s). Please call 467.7010 for
more information on private road acceptance.