The Greene County Planning and Zoning Department meets the needs of the public by reviewing various applications which include, but are not limited to, property development, new construction, property divisions, signs, and certifications to insure that county regulations are adhered to. In order to achieve these goals, staff works with other agencies to review, inspect, and enforce applicable requirements and regulations throughout the construction process while assisting business owners, property owners, and applicants in accomplishing their proposed projects.
For the safety of our community, the Greene County Administration Building has restricted access to the lobby only. Drop boxes are provided to allow customers to make paper submittals to our departments and to retrieve written responses without waiting for the mail. We will be handling physical submittals in accordance with CDC guidelines to avoid transmission of COVID-19. This new arrangement should provide greater protection to both the staff and our customers.
There are copies of the forms provided in the lobby area for your convenience. If payment is necessary, envelopes have been provided as well. You may also mail submissions and payments as needed. We are encouraging our citizens to contact staff, via email or phone, to discuss the most efficient and safe way to provide a submittal.
For your convenience, online payment is available by utilizing the link below:
A convenience fee is charged to pay by card at a 3% rate with a $1 minimum. This fee is calculated on the site once the amount to pay is entered. So the customer knows the fee before agreeing to the payment.
Please note, it may take up to two weeks to process building permits, as staff is taking all precautions when handling the physical submittals.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Please feel free to contact us if there are any questions or concerns.
We will continue to provide excellent customer service to our community.
How close can I build to my property line?Each zoning district has setback requirements that may vary by district. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department to obtain the accurate setback information prior to beginning construction.
Do I need a permit to build a fence?Fences are not regulated by the Greene County Zoning Ordinance. However, there may be height restrictions related to fences that may be addressed by the Building Inspections Department. Please contact the Building Inspections Department for further information.
Do I need a permit to build a shed?Residential accessory storage structures 256 square feet or less are exempt from building and zoning permits. Please contact the Building Inspections Department for more information relating to building permits.
How can I register a complaint?Complaints may be registered by completing a Complaint Form and submitting it to the Planning and Zoning Department.