Reduced Public Access

COUNTY FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, BUT WE ARE STILL CONTINUING ESSENTIAL SERVICES.  THE General Public MUST UTILIZE REMOTE OPTIONS.

Spartanburg County and its emergency management professionals continue to actively monitor the impact that COVID-19, Corona Virus is having on our community and are adjusting services provided by the County accordingly.  In order to decrease the spread of the virus, the County is modifying many business procedures to be more easily accessible remotely or through drop box service.   

County employees continue to report as usual, but residents are strongly encouraged to reduce public visits to our facilities and conduct business online, by phone, or utilizing drop box services to the maximum extent possible.   By reducing public visits, our ability to continue offering services is greatly enhanced and the public health risk reduced.  The following is a listing of the offices that will continue to provide service through these adjusted operations and how citizens may contact and interact with them:

Treasurer’s Office

The County strongly recommends that residents use the following options to pay tax bills and to only visit our offices if absolutely necessary.  This will protect both residents and employees from potential spread of the virus.

  • Pay online at https://spartanburgcountytax.com – E-Check, PayPal, Credit Cards, & PayPal Credit  Convenience fees for online tax payment will be waived through June 30, 2020
  • Pay by mail using the envelope enclosed with  your tax bill – check and money orders only
  • Pay by drive-thru (open until 5:00 daily) – the drive thru is conveniently located at the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC.  All payment types will be accepted by drive thru.
  • Pay by drop box – Check and money orders only – the drop box is conveniently accessible 24/7 and is located on the side of the County Administrative Building across from the Drive-Thru

Auditor’s Office

Assessor’s Office

Assessor Information:  

Assessor Forms:

Completed form submission:

  • Via mail–original completed forms with required supporting documents should be mailed to:  Spartanburg County Assessor, 366 N. Church Street, PO Box 5762, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
  • Via drop box – a new drop box will be placed within the next several days at the front of the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.  Assessor forms must be in a sealed envelope labeled Assessor. This box will be checked hourly during the work day to ensure timely processing of your application.  

Register of Deeds

Document Research:

  • All users of the ROD Office should utilize the office’s online search services instead of visiting the office.  You may contact the office to request a copy of any document that is not available online.  The number to call is 864-596-3582.  All fees and charges for the documents still apply.

Recordation:

  • E recording:  We highly encourage those with access to E recording to select this option before all others
  • Via US Mail – PO Box 5666, Spartanburg, SC 29304
  • Via FedEx – 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 
  • Via drop box – a new drop box will be placed within the next few days at the front of the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.  Document for recordation and associated payments must be included together in a sealed envelope labeled Register of Deeds.  The envelope will also need to indicate the date of drop off, Attorney or submitter name, along with their contact information.  Checks, cashier’s checks and money orders are the only acceptable form of payment for the drop box location.  This box will be checked hourly during the work day to ensure timely processing of your application.  
  • Attorney/submitter will be contacted if documents are un-recordable and provided with instructions on the return of their documents.  With the exception of un-recordable documents all recorded documents will be returned by mail or picked up when the office resumes to a normal schedule.  The drop box will be checked several times a day for any documents left for recording.
  • We request that you call ahead at 864-596-2514 and practice social distancing and sanitation protocols as recommended by SCDHEC & CDC if you must visit the office.

Building Codes

Permits:  

  • Contractors can apply and pay for permits online through BluePrince: https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/318/BluePrince-Online-Services
  • Via email at buildingcodes@spartanburgcounty.org 
  • Via phone at 864-596-2727 
  • Via fax at 864-596-2194 
  • Via drop box – a new drop box will placed within the next several days at the front of the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.  Applications and payments must be included together in a sealed envelope labeled Building Codes.  Checks, cashier’s checks and money orders are the only acceptable form of payment for the drop box location. This box will be checked hourly during the work day to ensure timely processing of your application.  

Plan & Application Drop Off:

  • Commercial plans may be dropped off at the front information desk at the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Applications should be dropped off using the drop box described above

Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Completion

  • Via email by first calling 864-596-3181 and proving project information and your email address.  Hard copies will continue to be mailed via US Mail.
  • Pick-ups of Certificates of Occupancy are highly discouraged

False Alarm – New registrations and Renewals:

Planning and Development

Zoning and Land Development (Subdivision) Applications and Project Consultations:  

  • Applicants can apply for project approvals via email at plandept@spartanburgcounty.org or the appropriate staff member on our website: https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/152/Planning-and-Development.   Check our website for applications/forms or call us, and we will email the appropriate forms.  
  • Consultations/inquiries via phone at 864-596-3570 
  • Applications via fax at 864-596-3018 
  • Applications, plans, and payments (checks and cashier’s checks) via regular mail to Spartanburg County Planning and Development Department, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 
  • Via drop box – a new drop box will be placed within the next few days at the front of the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.  Applications and payments must be included together in a sealed envelope labeled Planning Department.  Checks and cashier’s checks are the only acceptable form of payment for the drop box location.  This box will be checked hourly during the work day to ensure timely processing of your application.  

Plan and Application Drop Off:

  • Plats and site plans may be dropped off at the front information desk at the County Administration Building, 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Applications and payments should be dropped off using the drop box described above

Engineering/Development Services

Permits:

Environmental Enforcement

As of current Environmental Enforcement, to include Animal Control, Litter, Control and Property Maintenance continue to operate normally and respond to all types of calls.  

Animal Shelter Services (provided by Greenville County Animal Care):

Solid Waste

Collection/Convenience Centers including Station 16 and the Wellford Landfill:

  • All collection convenience centers continue to operate normal business hours 
  • The Wellford Landfill continues to operate normal business hours 
  • Please be mindful of and abide by social distancing protocols recommended by SCDHEC & CDC and wait in your vehicle if needed to avoid proximity to other individuals. 

Roads & Bridges

Encroachment Permits:

Work Order Requests:

Parks & Recreation

All County parks and recreation programs, special events and athletics have been postponed until further notice.  Community centers remain closed until further notice.  Open recreation areas such as trails, green areas, walking tracks and playgrounds are still available for leisure use, but patrons should observe SCDHEC & CDC guidelines for distancing and gatherings.  Private rentals previously scheduled will be held at the discretion of the renter and shoulcomply with the Governor’s order regarding gathering size and on premise dining. 

Registration and Elections

Registering to Vote, Name Changes, Address Changes, Absentee:

  • Residents are strongly encouraged to visit www.scvotes.org in order register to vote, change address, change names, or request absentee ballots

Filing:

  • Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Election will continue to accept candidate filings for public office through the deadline.  We request that any candidates who plan to be accompanied by family or friends limit those to 3 or 4. 
  • Questions may be directed to 864-596-2549

Magistrates/Summary Court

Most court functions have been postponed or modified by order of the Chief Justice.  All traffic, criminal and civil court, except for restraining order hearings, bond hearings and motions regarding bond, have been reset and will be heard once normal operations resume.  Reset letters will be mailed to the address that is provided to the court.  All parties with a pending case are responsible for making sure that the court has their accurate mailing address.   If you have a pending case and your mailing address is different than the address on your ticket, warrant, or civil filing, please contact the appropriate court immediately to update your mailing address.

Anyone wishing to make a payment may mail the payment to the respective court or make a payment online at https://publicindex.sccourts.org/spartanburg/onlinepayments/.  The mailing address for the Spartanburg Central Magistrate Court is Magistrate Court, 180 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.  The mailing address for each district court may be found at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/594/Offices.

Before visiting the Spartanburg County Central Magistrate Court at the main courthouse, we recommend that you call 864-596-2564 so that they may advise you.  Before visiting any of the district magistrate courts, we recommend that you call the respective district court so that they may advise you.  The telephone numbers for the district offices are available at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/594/Offices.

The courts will be following any directives from the South Carolina Supreme Court with regard to their operations.

Clerk of Court

Most court functions have been postponed or modified by order of the Chief Justice.   Information on the modified operation of the Clerk of Court may be found at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/801/COVID-19-Information.  

Probate Court

Information on the modified operations of Probate Court may be found at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/13944/Probate-Court-Press-Release-032320.  New guidance will be posted at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/801/COVID-19-Information.  

GIS/Addressing:

New Address Requests & Address Verification Letters (Individual) – 

  • Email addressing@spartanburgcounty.org with Parcel ID, Occupant or Owner’s name & telephone number. 
  • Proof of Sewer or DHEC Septic Letter must be attached for all new addresses except Utility-only addresses. Address Verification Letters will be issued electronically via Email. 
  • Proof of Municipal Approval must be attached for new addresses within a municipality. 
  • Phones will still be manned during normal business hours. Call 864-596-2005 or email addressing@spartanburgcounty.org with any Addressing questions or issues.

New Address Requests (Subdivision Preaddressing)

  • Email addressing@spartanburgcounty.org with an electronic copy of the survey in .pdf format. Survey will be returned within 5-7 business days with addresses stamped in electronic format. 

Map & Data Requests:

  • In-person paper map requests for external customers will be suspended until further notice. Maps may be printed at no charge from our new Spartanburg County One Map website.

Tax Collector

Tax Collector Information:  

Payment options:

  • Via mail – mail check (certified check or money order for tax sale redemptions) to:  Spartanburg County Tax Collector, PO Box 3060, Spartanburg SC 29304.  
  • Via drop box – check and money order only.  Payment should be in sealed envelope and labeled Tax Collector.  The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day and conveniently located on the side of the County Administration building; across from the drive-thru. The County Administration building is located at 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC.

Tax Collector Forms:

Completed form submission:

  • Via mail–original completed forms with required supporting documents should be mailed to:  Spartanburg County Tax Collector, PO Box 3060, Spartanburg SC 29304. 
  • Via drop box – original completed forms with required supporting documents should be in a sealed envelope and labeled Tax Collector.  The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day and conveniently located on the side of the County Administration building; across from the drive-thru.  The County Administration building is located at 366 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC.

Veteran’s Affairs


County Administrator’s Office

March 23, 2020