Building Inspections

***Important note: The City of Spartanburg will begin enforcing 2018 edition International Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code on January 1, 2020***

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 2015 International Codes go into effect July 1, 2016):

International National 2017 Edition
2015 Edition Building Code 2014 Edition Electrical Code American National Standards Institute Accessibility Guidelines (ICC A117.1)  
2015 Edition Residential Code  
2015 Edition Fire Code  
2015 Edition Mechanical Code    
2015 Edition Plumbing Code    
2015 Edition Fuel Gas Code    
2009 Edition Energy Conservation Code    
2015 Edition Property Maintenance Code    

 To download a list of code modifications for South Carolina, follow the link below

SC Code modifications





Who To Know

Our Office

Phone: (864) 596-2041

Fax: (864) 596-2833

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