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 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

Residential documents in a pdf format via email to  At this time no residential construction plans, only Residential Engineered documents are to be submitted for Electronic Plan Review. 

NC Building Code References

Cumulative Supplements

Cumulative code changes and their adoption dates can be found on the DOI website at:

You may have to scroll down on the screen that is accessed at the above link to see another link to the “2012-2015 Approved Cumulative Amendments.” The batch of code changes that had effective dates on or before January 1, 2015, is in the “2012- 2015 Approved Cumulative Amendments” document. Starting with the September 2014 code changes, another document has been added, titled “2014-2016 Approved Cumulative Amendments” that will accumulate all the changes with effective dates taking place on or before January 1, 2016.

Remember; refer to NC Administrative Code section 102.4 Effective date of rules, and 102.5 Interim use of approved rules for clarification of effective dates and the process for using approved rules prior to the effective date.


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)