Plan Review

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The Plan Review Section reviews construction plans for all commercial and residential buildings and structures to ensure consistency with the NC State Building Codes. This section coordinates with Emergency Services and Environmental Health on fire and health aspects of the codes.

Electronic Plan Review Services

Electronic Plan Review can save time and resources. For a successful E-Plan submittal, follow the requirements per the Guilford County Commercial Electronic Plan Review Submittal Bulletin.

Guilford County Commercial Electronic Plan Review Submittal Bulletin

E-Plan Review services are available for Design Professionals and contractors to submit documents for Construction Plan Review. You may submit the following:

Commercial documents in a pdf format via email to 

New 2018 NC Building Codes will become effective as follows:

 July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 - There will be a six-month overlap time between adoption  and mandatory effective date.

January 1, 2019 - The 2018 NC Code will become mandatory.

NC State Building Codes Amendments - Effective 1/1/2019


For more information please contact us:

Chief Plans Engineer, Frank Park (336)641-3753

Plans Examiner, Jim Lankford (336)641-3321

Plans Examiner, Barry Sutton (336)641-4965 


Planning & Development
Independence Center
P.O. Box 3427 400 W Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-641-3334 (O)   336-641-6988 (F)