Planning & Zoning

Spartanburg is a dynamic, growing City, rich in culture and diversity. The Planning Department works to ensure the City remains vibrant and sustainable by partnering with decision-makers and the community to balance a spectrum of needs and interests by providing guidance for the dynamics of growth, preservation and development.

Planning and Zoning Staff reviews site plans, subdivisions and rezoning requests as well as changes to the Comprehensive Plan and works closely with the Planning Commission in making recommendations on these and other land use issues to City Council.  The Planning Department also provides staff support to the Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA), Planning Commission (PC), the Design Review Board (DRB), and the Historic Architect Review Board (HARB). The Planning Department also reviews the zoning ordinance on a regular basis, and will make the necessary recommendations to amend the Zoning Ordinance where appropriate to the Planning Commission. Other responsibilities include working on special land use and development projects and studies.

Who To Know

Food Trucks

For more information on operating food trucks in the city, follow the link below

Food Truck Info

Planning Boards Agendas

Agendas and minutes for all City planning boards: Board of Zoning and Appeals, Design Review Board, Historic Architecture Review Board, and Planning Commission can be found by following the link below

Boards & Committees

Important Documents

Downtown Code

City Zoning Ordinance

Political Sign Guidelines

City Zoning Map

Sign and Banner Permit Application

Downtown Code

Fence Permit Application

Political Sign Guidelines

Food Trucks Guidelines

Food Trucks Guidelines 

Applications/Permits

Planning & Zoning - Master Application

Master Application

Zoning Variance Application

Zoning Variance

Zoning - Special Exception Application

Special Exception

Zoning Appeal

Zoning Appeal

Certificate of Appropriateness

Certificate of Appropriateness

Zoning Map Amendment

Zoning Map Amendment

Fence Permit

Fence Permit

Sign and Banner Permit

Sign Permit

Sign and Banner Permit

Banner Permit

Sign and Banner Permit

Tree Removal Permit

Sign and Banner Permit

Encroachment Permit

Sign and Banner Permit

Home Occupation Agreement

Sign and Banner Permit

Site Plan Review Checklist