Spartanburg Coronavirus (COVID-19) News & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities throughout the world and Spartanburg is no different. We've created this page to compile resources and news that can help you and your family navigate this difficult and confusing time in our community.

Municipal Court

All jury trials are postponed until further notice. Non-jury trials and other hearings may continue on an as-needed-basis based on emergencies or exigent circumstances.

Only attorneys, their clients, pro se defendants, and necessary witnesses will be allowed inside the courtroom for municipal court proceedings until further notice.

All fines, traffic citations, or court payments should be paid online at the link below.

Municipal Court Payments

If you do not have the ability to make online payment, or if you need to speak with someone regarding any of the following, contact the Municipal Court by phone at (864)596-2038.

•  Restitution payments 

•  Change of address

•  Request for a jury trial

•  Jury duty or juror service

•  Rescheduled court dates

•  Extensions on payment plans

• A copy of a paid receipt for DMV

City Parks, Recreation Centers, Meetings & Events

Community Centers

C.C. Woodson Community Center, Northwest Recreation Center, and Thornton Activity Center are closed until further notice. This includes all center programming and rentals. We will be coordinating with area school districts and community partners on supportive services provided through our facilities during this time period.


All City playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and fitness pads are closed until further notice. 

The folliwng parks are also closed until further notice.

Hot Spot Skate Park

Rail Tail Dog Park

Special Events

City-produced Events

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the City of Spartanburg has decided to cancel or postpone all City-produced events through May 10, 2020. This decision, while incredibly difficult for our team and our community, is a much-needed step to encourage the social distancing necessary to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Music on Main - April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30 
  • Jazz on the Square - April 10, April 17, May 1, May 8
  • Spring Fling – April 24-26

Other City Events

The following upcoming downtown events have agreed to voluntarily cancel or postpone in accordance with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19

  • Hub City Hog Fest - April 3-4
  • Spartanburg Soaring! An International Kite Festival - April 18
  • Cribbs Burger Cookoff - April 18
  • Partners for Active Living’s Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Regional Criterium - April 24
  • Mezcal's Cinco de Mayo - May 2

The City is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from the CDC and DHEC regarding any further closings, postponements and/or cancelations.

Building and Planning Permit Offices

City Permit Offices at 440 S Church St. closed to the public until further notice

Temporary Building Permitting Steps

• Print out the appropriate permit application from the list in the link below (printed permits are also available in the vestibule of our offices at 440 S Church St.).

Building Permits

After completing the application:

• Scan the application and send it to City staff by email at and (Please include ALL email addresses) or by fax at 864-596-2833.

• Alternately, completed applications may be left in the dropbox at 440 S Church St.

• Approval notification will be emailed to applicant

• Applicant can then pay appropriate fees online by following the link below.

Online Fee Payment

Public Transit

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spartanburg, we are suspending bus fares effective March 26, 2020 until further notice. Passengers are asked to board buses at the rear door and to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other whenever possible in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Online Payments

All members of the public are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our online payment option for all City fees and fines at the link below.

All City Payments

City Leadership Update Videos

A series of video updates from City leadership on COVID-19 and the our efforts to limit its spread in our community.

Update Podcast with City Manager, Chris Story on COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 18 we sat down with City Manager, Chris Story about the latest on COVID-19 in Spartanburg and about the City's response to this global pandemic. Listen below for more.

Want to listen to this podcast on your smartphone? You can find us on SpotifyiTunesStitcherGoogle Play, or just search "Spartanburg City News" in your favorite podcast app. Theme music provided by Spartanburg singer-songwriter, David Ezell.

Downtown Spartanburg Restaurant Take-out

While there's no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic means that a lot of us will be cooking at home more often, that doesn't mean we have to completely forgo our favorite restaurants. Check the link below for a list of great Downtown Spartanburg options that are offering take-out, curb-side, or delivery.

Take-out options

Tips to help stop the spread of Coronavirus

Steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

•  Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

•  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Avoid close contact

•  Consider social distancing measures such as not attending large public events, holding teleconferences instead of in-person meetings, cooking instead of dining out, etc.

•  Avoid contact with people who are sick.

•  Try to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and other people in public spaces. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Steps to protect others

Stay home if you are sick

•  Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Cover coughs and sneezes

•  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

•  Throw used tissues in the trash.

•  Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect regularly 

•  Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

•  If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Wear a face mask ONLY if you are sick

•  If you are sick, you should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face mask if they enter your room.

•  If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick and they are not able to wear a face mask. Face masks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Info Sheets

Stop the Spread of Germs

Stop the Spread of Germs

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus fact sheet

What to do if you're sick

What to do if you're sick with COVID-19