Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HBA of Greenville Holiday Hours

Your HBA of Greenville offices will be closed December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday, and December 31 and January 1 for the New Years holiday.

Happy Holidays!

New Greenville County Summary Plat Procedure

With the participation and input of your Home Builders Association of Greenville Legislative Committee, Greenville County has revised its Summary Plat Procedure effective November 12.
  • Subdivision plats creating only one new lot will be exempt from the summary plat review process, provided that the purpose of the new lot is not for immediate development.
  • All other subdivisions will continue to be submitted and reviewed as either a summary plat or preliminary plat subdivision.
Exemptions to the summary plat procedure include:
  • The combination or recombination of portions of previously platted lots where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to the standards of the Land Development Regulations and/or Zoning Ordinance
  • The division of land into parcels of five acres or more where no new street is involved.
Plats under these exceptions must be submitted to the Planning Department and will be stamped as being received as information under the exemption.

Temporary Lead-In Signs

The Greenville County Code of Ordinances, as well as those of the various municipalities in the county, limit the location and time that temporary lead-in signs may be used to advertise real estate for sale.

Under the rules, directional signs may not:
  • be placed in the right-of-way or within 15 feet of the right-of-way
  • create a visual obstruction for motorists
  • be fastened to trees or utility poles in the right-of-way
  • be placed on private property without the property owner's permission
Signs may be set out after 7 p.m. on Friday and must be removed by 7 a.m. on Monday. Their size may not exceed 3 feet in height and 2 feet by 2 feet of surface area.