Planning and Development Department

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Planning and Development procedures have been altered to continue to serve the community. Drop boxes have been placed outside the building for projects to be submitted. Please email or call the Planning and Development Department with any questions you may have regarding this process. As always, we are doing everything we can to meet the needs of the community and keep everyone safe and well.

Mission Statement

To plan comprehensively for the orderly growth and harmonious development of Spartanburg County.

Growth management coordination, land use planning, infrastructure planning, transportation planning, and GIS land base mapping are all components of the County's Planning program in support of this mission.

In addition to staffing the Spartanburg County Planning and Development Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, the Planning Staff also helps coordinate the activities of the SPATS Policy Committee and the County Water and Sewer Advisory Committee.

Area Performance Planning 

New Subdivision Regulations became effective countywide on January 1, 2020, along with the Performance Zoning Ordinance (PZO) which currently covers only the Southwest Planning Area. The design standards and sign regulations found in the PZO will now be effective countywide. The Unified Land Management Ordinance (ULMO) remains in effect in the remainder of the County. Please see maps on the Zoning page.

The Planning Department Staff is committed to providing timely and efficient service to the citizens of Spartanburg County. We do our utmost to ensure projects are reviewed in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition to new County Ordinances. 
Interactive Performance Zoning Map

To view Spartanburg County's detailed mapping, please refer to the GIS page.