Commercial Permits

All commercial plan review submittals must be submitted electronically. Go to the GeoCivix submission website (formerly known as IDT Plans) for instructions. No new paper plans will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Gearren at 336-727-2328. Thank you.

********Note all permits are completed and issued VIA EMAIL******

When the plan review is complete, please have the contractor contact Rebecca Gearren by emailing: rebeccag@cityofws.org.

A copy of the permit will be sent to be signed and returned. Additional documents may be requested. When all documents are signed, returned and the permit is paid for, we will release the stamped approved plans for you to print and have on the job. If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling 336-727-2328.

Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCO)

A TCO may be used for a stated period of time and for specified portions of the building that may be safely occupied before completion of the entire building.  Every trade permit (Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Refrigeration and Plumbing) along with Fire, Zoning and Building Inspection must be completed or have TCO approval. When all required inspections have been completed, please contact Tracy Phillips (tracyp@cityofws.org) and Rebecca Gearren (rebeccag@cityofws.org) for further instructions. 

The following fee schedule will apply:                                                                           TCO Fee: $50                                                                                                             Every unfished trade/inspection: $35

When offered, the TCO has been approved and purchased the TCO placards will be issued. These placards must be posted conspicuously and NOT removed until the CO is issued. The placard gives notice of the TCO conditions and restrictions and date of expiration.