Planning and Development Commission

In order to streamline our development process, please be advised that as of the August 9th deadline for the September 6th Planning Commission meeting, the cutoff for acceptance of complete packets (to include site plan to scale, acting agent authorization forms for all parties with an ownership interest, etc.) will be no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition to our new online submittal process.

The Spartanburg County Planning Commission (PC) is a volunteer commission comprised of nine county citizens appointed by Spartanburg County Council. It is the function and duty of the Planning Commission to undertake a continuing planning program for the physical, social, and economic growth, development, and redevelopment of the unincorporated areas of Spartanburg County.  This body makes recommendations to the County Council regarding a number of land use and zoning issues.  The Planning Commission also hears variance cases seeking relief from the Subdivision Regulations.

Planning Commission Members              PC Rules of Procedure                Agendas and Minutes


See the links below to print the forms for a variance or appeal request.  If you are unsure of the Ordinance that governs your project, please refer to the Zoning link to the left.  Submit forms to the staff of the Planning and Development Department who will place your request on the next meeting agenda.  Please see the calendar below for meeting dates and deadlines. Meeting dates and deadlines for submittals can be found on the Planning Commission calendar.

Performance Zoning Ordinance Map Amendments

Spartanburg County Council may amend the Zoning Maps which are part of the Performance Zoning Ordinance Section 9.3.00 in the following situations:

  • where it is alleged that there was an error in the Performance Zoning Ordinance;
  • where conditions have changed so as to warrant a change in the zoning;
  • or where in the opinion of the Spartanburg County Council such change shall serve to promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Spartanburg County.

In making a decision on a map amendment application, the County Council may only grant an amendment to the extent outlined in Section 9.3.20 of the Spartanburg County Performance Zoning Ordinance.

Upon enactment of an amendment by County Council, the Planning Department shall immediately cause said amendment to be placed upon the Zoning Maps or inserted into the text of the Ordinance.