Welcome to the City of Greensboro’s Electronic Plan Review System
All sketch plans, site plans, preliminary subdivision plans, final and exempt plats, and building plans
for all work except individual single-family permits come in for review via the Electronic Plan Review system.
First-time users of this system will need to establish an account through the "Create Account" or “Create new account” hyperlinks located at the top and bottom of this page.
(Your 5- to 15- character UserID can only use letters and numbers. Your Password must contain at least 1 non-alphanumeric character, and be a minimum of 7 characters.)
Submitting a Sketch Plan, Site Plan, Preliminary Plan (TRC):
Once logged into the Electronic Plan Review system, you can complete the on-line
application and upload a file to the site.
- All application materials must be combined into one Adobe (.pdf) format file.
- Use only letters and numbers for the Plan Name – special characters cause problems.
- All applications for the Technical Review Committee (TRC) require a completed TRC Cover Sheet as part of the upload.
Once a preliminary check shows that required information has been included,
the submittal will be released to the review team.
For Sketch Plans, the Planning Coordinator will be in contact with the applicant
to set up a meeting date with the TRC as soon as the Sketch Plan is in the
Submitting a Final or Exempt Plat:
For Final or Exempt Plats, the same steps and requirements apply. Please
submit to the TRC side of the intake system. All applications for Final or
Exempt Plats require a completed Plat Review Cover sheet as part of the
upload, either FINAL PLAT or EXEMPT PLAT should be in the name of the
plan/project to distinguish Plat Reviews from TRC reviews.
Submitting a Commercial Building Plan or Administrative Site Plan (BI):
The same steps and requirements apply to applications coming in through the
Commercial Plan Review side of the intake system.
The review fee must be paid before the submittal is released to the review team.
For details on Commercial Building Plan Review submittals, see instructions at
Review Tracking and Comments:
Review status can be tracked through Plan Review Tracking, online at
, by entering the assigned plan tracking number, an address, plan title, or applicant.
The first review cycle is ten working days. Subsequent review cycles run either
5 or 10 working days, depending on the scale of the revisions necessary and
when the plan is resubmitted.
Review comments for Sketch Plans, Site Plans, Preliminary Subdivision Plans,
Final/Exempt Plats and Non-Single Family Building Plans are made available
to the applicant in two formats:
- Written comments emailed through the Plan Tracking System as the reviewer finishes his or her review, and/or
- Marked-up plans are uploaded to the Electronic Plan Review system and can be downloaded and read by the applicant from there. Use your login and tracking number to retrieve these.
Once all the reviewers have completed their work for that review cycle, you will
get an email from the Coordinator indicating that a revised plan can be submitted.
The Electronic Plan Review system allows you to upload your revised plans just
as was done in the initial submittal process.
Final Plan, Plat or Permit Approval:
Once all reviewers have approved your plan, you will get an email notifying you to
provide hard-copy plan sets for final approval (TRC); get an email notifying you to
provide mylars and recording fees (plats); or approved building plans will be uploaded
to your user account for online retrieval and your permit can be picked up (BI applications).
Sketch Plans, Preliminary Subdivision Plans and larger site plan
go to the Technical Review Committee for final action. Questions? Contact the
Planning Coordinator (336-373-2969). (For questions about
specific review comments, please contact the reviewer involved.)
Smaller projects, including many Change of Use or Occupancy permits
, go through the Administrative Plan review process, as do Commercial Building
plans. Questions? Contact the Construction Projects Coordinator at 336-373-2832. (For
questions regarding specific review comments, please contact the reviewer involved.)
Final and Exempt Plats
go to the Plat Review Process. Recordable plats and recording fees will be requested
once the plat has been approved for recording. Questions? Contact the
Plat Review Coordinator at 336-373-4342.
Residential Plan review
- single family new construction, additions, alterations, renovations and accessory
structures - are coordinated by Building Inspections and do not run through
Electronic Plan Review. For Residential Plan Review, please see
Development Services, UG Level, Melvin Municipal Office Building at 300 W. Washington Street.
The Development Services Office is just to the left of the main building entrance from Washington Street.
Office hours are Mondays through Fridays, from 8 am to 5 pm. Designated free parking is
located at the City/County parking lot at the corner of W. Washington and S. Eugene streets.
(Remember to come in to the Development Services Office to sign-in your vehicle with your tag number.)
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