Building Inspections

Building Permitting Best Practices

• 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.). Alternately, permits will be made available and may be picked up in the unstaffed vestibule area of the Building Permits office.

Building Permits

After completing the application:

• Scan the application and send it to City staff by email at 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

Important note: The City of Spartanburg will begin enforcing 2021 edition International Codes and the 2020 National Electrical Code on January 1, 2023

The Building Inspections and Permits Department inspects all new construction within the City of Spartanburg. Our department is responsible for issuing all construction related permits for both commercial and residential projects, and to ensure that all construction is in code and ordinance compliance. We strive to provide a safe building environment for all citizens of our city.

Types of permits we issue:

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Demolition
  • Street cuts
  • Grading
  • Fire suppression
  • Sprinklers
  • Fire alarms
  • Moving

Codes Enforced by the City of Spartanburg (Note: the 2021 International Codes go into effect January 1, 2023):

International National 2017 Edition
2018 Edition Building Code 2017 Edition Electrical Code American National Standards Institute Accessibility Guidelines (ICC A117.1)  
2018 Edition Residential Code  
2018 Edition Fire Code  
2018 Edition Mechanical Code    
2018 Edition Plumbing Code    
2018 Edition Fuel Gas Code    
2009 Edition Energy Conservation Code    
2018 Edition Property Maintenance Code    



Who To Know

B.A. (Buddy) Bush

Building Official
(864) 596-2111
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John Florek

Permit Clerk
(864) 596-2830
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Our Office

Phone: (864) 596-2041

Fax: (864) 596-2833

Our office is located at 440 S Church St. Click map below for directions.