Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I apply for a business license?

Spartanburg County does not require a business license.  If this is a new business or if any work is going to be done on the property you may be required to obtain permits.  Please contact Planning and Development and Building Codes for assistance.

Interested in adding additional structures to your property?

It is recommended that anytime a property owner is considering the addition of a structure to their property, they contact the Planning and Development first. In some cases, the structure may only need the proper permits from the Building Codes Department prior to that structure being built or set up on the property (ex. personal use utility buildings). However, confirming no prior approvals are needed from the Planning and Development Department before any action is taken by the property owner, could save the property owner unforeseen expenses. 

The addition of a second residential structure may be permitted on a single lot, provided the two Residential Detached dwellings, including Manufactured Homes, or any combination of two such dwellings, may be established on a single lot or parcel;  the dimensional requirements, such as road frontage (found in Subdivision Regulations Section 7.30) and setbacks (Performance Zoning Ordinance Chapter 3, Compatibility Standards, or Unified Land Management Ordinance, Table 3a) are met for both dwellings as if they were established on separate lots, and so arranged to ensure public street access in the event the property upon which the dwellings are located is subsequently subdivided for sale or transfer.

Second residential structures require prior approval and documentation of that approval before any addresses may be assigned to that structure and any building permits can be issued. 

Please contact the Planning and Development Department at 864-596-3570 to consult with Planning Staff regarding the addition of any structures to your property. 

Do you need zoning confirmation or verification of a property?

How to request a Zoning Verification Letter.

    Refer to these helpful instructions for how to register for your account and how to apply for a zoning letter:

    If you have more than one parcel, then you will need to submit a zoning letter request for each.  

   Zoning Verification Letters do not grant any type of approval of existing use or change of activity. Planning and Development Department permitting is required.