How to Quickly Obtain Spartanburg County Building Permits

Planning Permissions How to Quickly Obtain Spartanburg County Building Permits

How to Apply for Spartanburg County Building Permits

Whether for residential or commercial construction, applying for  will require you to follow strict procedures stipulated by the city's Building Department. Minimum structural and safety standards for all buildings are updated regularly as new building methods and materials are introduced.

Before the Building Department issues a building permit, the engineers must review and approve the architectural details on the construction drawing and make sure they comply with the available laws on construction. That means you'll be doing more than just filling forms in order to get your building permit approved.

DoNotPay's new planning permissions product helps you find out if you need a permit for your construction, contacts the involved parties like the HOAs, and guides you through a successful building permit application process.

When Is a Building Permit Necessary in Spartanburg County?

The city of Spartanburg requires you to have permits for any work done on a residential building. That includes:

  • Renovations
  • Repairs
  • Demolitions
  • Land development
  • Any other construction

The type of permit depends on the work you want to do. For example, if you need to repair the water system, you will need a plumbing permit. In some cases, you may need to apply for multiple licenses depending on the different construction tasks you'll do in your building.

So, if you are fixing the water and electrical systems, you'll need a permit for plumbing and another permit for electrical works.

Other than , you may need other permits like the mechanical permit, electrical permit, plumbing permit, and street cut permit. If your project is extensive and requires major construction works, you may need to submit the building plan to Spartanburg City's Building Inspection's department for approval.

How to Get a Building Permit in Spartanburg County?

Before getting a building permit in Spartanburg County, you have to ensure that you follow different procedures and requirements depending on the type of permit you are applying for. These include procedures for inspection, wall requirements, energy certificates, agricultural building statements, etc.

To apply, you'll only need to fill an online form and submit it to the city's Building Department. Go to Spartanburg County's building permit section on the website and choose the type of permit you are applying for.

The application form will require specific details on the project as well as the homeowner's information. You'll also be required to enter the contractor's information, including their license numbers.

How Much Fee Do You Pay for a Building Permit in Spartanburg County?

A building permit for residential construction is charged $4.75 for every $1000. The minimum payment is $32. For mechanical/electrical / plumbing/swimming pool and fire sprinkler permits, you pay $32 for any construction cost ranging from $1–$2000.99.

For any construction costs beyond $2000.99, you pay $32 plus $4.75 per $1000 above. Demolition, moving, and septic tank permits cost $150.

How to Apply for Building Permits in Spartanburg County With the Help of DoNotPay

Since you require a permit for any construction work in Spartanburg County, it's quite tedious to get them approved and get started on your construction. DoNotPay eases the process for you and helps you get a building permit fast.

All you have to do is:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose one of the following options:
  • Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
  • Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
  • Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  1. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.


  2. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.


  3. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.


  4. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.


Why Use DoNotPay to Get Building Permits in Spartanburg County?

Applying for building permits in Spartanburg County may not be too convenient for you, especially if you have to apply for several of them. That's where DoNotPay comes in.

DoNotPay is:

QuickDoNotPay quickens the process and contacts all the involved parties in a short while to ensure that you get your license on time.
ReliableYou can always count on DoNotPay to help you get any type of building permit you require whenever you need it.
ConvenientDoNotPay requires you to answer a few questions about your project in order to get started. You can reach out to DoNotPay anytime and anywhere, whenever it's convenient for you.

The city of Spartanburg imposes heavy fines on any constructions that start without the proper licenses. Even though you have to pay for the licenses, other costs in terms of fines are not welcome.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

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