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Certificate of Occupancy Application

  1. City of Spartanburg South Carolina
  2. For Office Use Only

    Clerk ___________________ Permit # _________________

    Planning Approval ________________________________

    Comments ________________________________________
    ____________________________________________________

    Building Approval _________________________________

    Comments ________________________________________
    ____________________________________________________


    **$50 fee**

  3. BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT

    440 Church Street, Suite A

    Spartanburg, SC, 29306

    Phone: 864-596-2041 Fax: 864-596-2833

    Email: buildingpermits@cityofspartanburg.org

  4. CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY APPLICATION


    24 HOUR INSPECTION NOTICE REQUIRED--FOR INSPECTIONS CALL TIM WILSON AT 864-596-2832 NOTE: A RE-INSPECTION FEE OF $50.00 WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH ADDITIONAL INSPECTION ATTEMPT MADE DUE TO INACCESSIBILITY OR REQUIRED CORRECTIONS.

    A life/safety inspection will be conducted on delivery of the Certificate of Occupancy, checking exit signs, emergency lights, fire extinguishers, electrical breaker panels, and ADA access/egress. Certificate of Occupancy deliveries and inspections will be conducted ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week between the hours of 9 AM-12 PM and 3 PM-5 PM.

    This is your Application (not your permit to occupy) and it must be approved by all departments in order to occupy a building or space inside. If you are planning renovations, you must inform the Building Inspection Department and pull permits if required.

  5. Is This a Home Occupation?*
  6. *Please select a date at least 48 hours in advance

  7. Is This a New Building or New Business?*
  8. Is This a Change of Owner and/or Business Name?*
  9. Type of Sign*

    Check all that apply

  10. NOTE: A SIGN PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SIGNS BEING INSTALLED. THE SIGN CONTRACTOR MUST APPLY FOR THE PERMIT IF A SIGN CONTRACTOR IS INSTALLING THE SIGN. A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN MUST APPLY FOR AN ELECTRICAL PERMT IF THE SIGN IS LIGHTED. THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT ISSUES SIGN PERMITS, FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT SIGNS CALL THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT 864-596-2068.

    BUILDINGS OR SPACES WITH BUILDINGS MAY NOT BE OCCUPIED WITHOUT A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (CO) ISSUED IN THE NAME OF THE TENANT OCCUPYING THAT BUILDING OR SPACE. A TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY MAY BE ISSUED FOR A SHORT BUT FIXED PERIOD OF TIME TO ALLOW FOR MINOR REPAIRS. ALL LIFE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE BEFORE A BUILDING OR SPACE IS OCCUPIED. AFTER ZONING APPROVAL IS RECEIVED, THE SPACE MUST BE STOCKED BEFORE INSPECTION, BUT YOU MAY NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, UNTIL CO IS ISSUED. 

  11. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
  12. Is Feasibility Inspection Required?
  13. Permits Required?
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