Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS 
 
 PREAMBLE 
 Article 1. APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED PERMITS 
         Section 1.01 Responsibility 
         Section 1.02 Types of Applications 
         Section 1.03 Eligible Applicants 
                 Table 1 Applicant Requirements/Eligibility 
         Section 1.04 Application Procedures 
         Section 1.05 Assignment of Application for Review, Approval, Variances, and/or Appeals 
                 Application Procedural Chart 1 
                 Application Procedural Chart 2 
         Section 1.06 Requirements and Fees 
                 Table 2 Information Required to Support Application 
         Section 1.07 Plat Approval 
         Section 1.08 Required Permits/Certificates 
         Section 1.09 Types of Required Permits/Certificates 
         Section 1.10 Building Permit 
         Section 1.11 Repair Permit 
         Section 1.12 Grading (Land Disturbing) Permit 
         Section 1.13 Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit 
         Section 1.14 Development Permit 
         Section 1.15 Sign Permit 
         Section 1.16 Certificate of Occupancy 
         Section 1.17 Inspections for Compliance 
         Section 1.18 Expiration of Permit 
         Section 1.19 Complaints Regarding Violations 
         Section 1.20 Penalties for Violations 
 
 Article 2. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS 
         Section 2.01 Types of Land Development 
         Section 2.02 Land Development, Generally 
                 Section 2.02-1 Dimensional Standards 
                         Table 3 Residential - Setbacks and Other Requirements 
                         Table 3 Commercial & All Other Uses - Setbacks and Other Requirements 
                 Section 2.02-2 Bufferyards 
                         Table 4 Side and Rear Bufferyard Requirements 
                         Bufferyard 1 Options 
                         Bufferyard 2 Options 
                         Bufferyard 3 Options 
                         Bufferyard 4 Options 
                         Bufferyard 5A Options 
                         Bufferyard 5B Options 
                         Bufferyard 5C Option 
                         Bufferyard 6A Options 
                         Bufferyard 6B Options 
                         Table 5 Suggested Landscape Plants 
                 Section 2.02-3 Landscaping 
                 Section 2.02-4 Common Open Space 
                 Section 2.02-5 Off-Street Parking and Loading 
                         Table 6 Off-Street Parking Requirements 
                 Section 2.02-6 Multiple Buildings on a Lot 
                 Section 2.02-7 Access to Property/Curb Cuts for Non-Residential Uses 
                         Table 7 Required Distance Between Curb Cuts/Driveways 
                 Section 2.02-8 Road Improvements Within An Existing County Road Right-Of-Way 
                 Section 2.02-9 Design Standards for Certain Nonresidential Development 
         Section 2.03 Land Development in Flood Hazard Areas 
         Section 2.04 Land Development in the Vicinity of the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport 
                 Section 2.04-1 Purpose 
                 Section 2.04-2 Applicability 
                 Section 2.04-3 Airport Zones Defined 
                 Section 2.04-4 Prohibited Uses 
                 Section 2.04-5 Use Restrictions 
                 Section 2.04-6 Noise Restrictions 
                         Table 8 Land Use Compatibility Performance Standards 
                 Section 2.04-7 Lighting Regulations 
                 Section 2.04-8 Regulations Applicable to Existing Structures 
                 Section 2.04-9 Variances 
        Section 2.05 Subdivisions 
                 Section 2.05-1 Purpose of Regulations 
                 Section 2.05-2 Public Street Design and Improvements, Major Subdivision 
                 Section 2.05-3 Private Road Development in Minor (Residential) Subdivisions 
                 Section 2.05-4 Lots 
                 Section 2.05-5 Sidewalks 
                 Section 2.05-6 Water Supply 
                 Section 2.05-7 Sanitary Sewerage Facilities 
                 Section 2.05-8 Storm Drainage 
                 Section 2.05-9 Survey and Markings 
                 Section 2.05-10 Fire Hydrants 
         Section 2.06 Conservation Subdivisions 
                 Section 2.06-1 Purpose 
                 Section 2.06-2 Location 
                 Section 2.06-3 Incentive 
                 Section 2.06-4 Resource Identification 
                 Section 2.06-5 General Design Standards 
                 Section 2.06-6 Specific Design Standards 
         Section 2.07 Family Property 
                 Section 2.07-1 Requirements 
                 Section 2.07-2 Options for the Division of Family Property 
                 Section 2.07-3 Surveying Family Property Tracts 
 
 Article 3. CONDITIONAL USE REGULATIONS 
         Section 3.01 Patio and Zero Lot Line Housing 
         Section 3.02 Attached Multi-Plex Dwelling Projects 
         Section 3.03 Manufactured Homes 
                 Section 3.03-1 Definitions 
                 Section 3.03-2 Use of Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, Travel Trailers and RV's 
                 Section 3.03-3 Location 
                 Section 3.03-4 Exception 
                 Section 3.03-5 Setup 
                 Section 3.03-6 Habitability 
         Section 3.04 Manufactured Home Parks 
                 Section 3.04-1 Purpose 
                 Section 3.04-2 Compliance with the Definition of a Manufactured Home Park 
                 Section 3.04-3 Site Plan for New or Expanding Manufactured Home Park 
                 Section 3.04-4 Requirements for the Establishment or Expansion and Operation 
                        of Manufactured Home Parks 
                 Section 3.04-5 Licensing, Inspection, and Annual Fees for Manufactured Home Parks 
         Section 3.05 Accessory Apartments 
         Section 3.06 Home Occupation 
         Section 3.07 Auction Barns and Auction Houses 
         Section 3.08 Commercial Kennels, Veterinary Services, and Certain Agricultural Uses and
                Crematories 
         Section 3.09 Mining Operations 
         Section 3.10 Motor Speedways or Testing Tracks 
         Section 3.11 Outdoor Gun or Skeet Range 
         Section 3.12 Sexually Oriented Businesses 
         Section 3.13 Camps and Recreational Vehicle Parks (SIC 703) 
         Section 3.14 Bulk Storage and Distribution Facility for Fuel Products and Liquid Asphalt Distribution
                Terminals 
         Section 3.15 Off-Site Hazardous Chemical Storage 
         Section 3.16 Coin Operated Amusement Devices, Cash Payouts 
         Section 3.17 Waste Management Facilities 
                 Section 3.17-1 General Requirements 
                 Section 3.17-2 Solid Waste Landfills 
                 Section 3.17-3 Other Waste Management Facilities 
                 Section 3.17-4 Infectious Waste Management Facilities 
         Section 3.18 Communication Towers 
                 Section 3.18-1 Standards 
                 Section 3.18-1.2 Setbacks from Property Lines and Certain Residential Uses 
         Section 3.19 Junk and Salvage Yards 
                 Section 3.19-1 Findings 
                 Section 3.19-2 Purpose 
                 Section 3.19-3 Fencing and Screening 
                 Section 3.19-4 General Requirements 
                 Section 3.19-5 Operation of New Junkyards 
                 Section 3.19-6 Permit Required for Junkyards 
                 Section 3.19-7 Exemptions 
         Section 3.20 Signs 
         Section 3.21 Accessory Buildings and Uses/Non-Residential 
         Section 3.22 Temporary Uses 
         Section 3.23 Nuclear Wastes and Hazardous Waste Management Disposal Facilities 
         Section 3.24 Certain Public Service Uses 
                 Section 3.24-1 Uses Identified 
         Section 3.25 All Other Commercial and Industrial Uses 
         Section 3.26 Tattoo Facilities 
         Section 3.27 Flea Markets, Swap Meets, and Open-Air Markets 
         Section 3.28 Asphalt Batch Plants 
         Section 3.29 Scrap Metal Processor 
 
 Article 4. GENERAL AND ANCILLARY REGULATIONS 
         Section 4.01 Application of Regulations 
         Section 4.02 Exceptions and Modifications 
         Section 4.03 Measurements 
         Section 4.04 Conversion of Residential Property 
         Section 4.05 Transitioning Landuses on Arterial Streets 
         Section 4.06 Nonconformities 
                 Section 4.06-1 Continuation (Grandfather Clause) 
                 Section 4.06-2 Types of Nonconformities 
                 Section 4.06-3 Existing Nonconforming Use 
                 Section 4.06-4 Intermittent Use 
                 Section 4.06-5 Change of Nonconforming Use 
                 Section 4.06-6 Replacement of Nonconforming Use 
                 Section 4.06-7 Extension of Use within Existing Building 
                 Section 4.06-8 Discontinued Nonconforming Uses 
                 Section 4.06-9 Lot of Record 
 
Article 5. REESTABLISHMENT, POWERS AND DUTIES OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF APPEALS 
         Section 5.01 Spartanburg County Planning Commission 
                 Section 5.01-1 Reestablishment of Planning Commission 
                 Section 5.01-2 Powers and Duties of the Planning Commission 
                 Section 5.01-3 Composition of the Commission 
                 Section 5.01-4 Compensation 
                 Section 5.01-5 Removal of Members 
                 Section 5.01-6 Organization and Rules of Procedure 
         Section 5.02 Spartanburg County Board of Appeals 
                 Section 5.02-1 Reestablishment of Board of Appeals 
                 Section 5.02-2 Powers and Duties of the Board of Appeals 
                 Section 5.02-3 Decisions of the Board of Appeals 
                 Section 5.02-4 Composition of the Board of Appeals 
                 Section 5.02-5 Compensation 
                 Section 5.02-6 Removal of Members 
                 Section 5.02-7 Organization and Rules of Procedure 
 
 Article 6. DEFINITIONS 
 
 Article 7. LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS 
         Section 7.01 Conflict with Other Laws 
         Section 7.02 Validity 
         Section 7.03 Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances 
         Section 7.04 Effective Date 
         Section 7.05 Enforcement 
 
APPENDICES 
Appendix A - REQUIRED PLAT CERTIFICATES
Appendix B - MINIMUM STREET IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS
 
         Standard 1A – Minor Residential 
         Standard 1B – Minor Residential 
         Standard 1C – Minor Residential 
         Standard 2 – Minor Residential 
         Standard 3 – Minor Residential 
         Standard 4 – Commercial Industrial Roadway 
         Standard 5 – Commercial Industrial Roadway 
         Standard 5A – Commercial Industrial Roadway 
         Standard 6 – Multi-Family 
         Standard 6A – Multi-Family 
         Standard 6B – Multi-Family 
         Standard 7 – Mobile Home Parks 
         Standard 8 – Private Road Development 
         Standard 9 – 18” Roll Curb and Gutter 
         Standard 10 – 18” Barrier Curb and Gutter 
         Standard 11 – 24” Roll Curb and Gutter 
         Standard 12 – 24" Barrier Curb and Gutter 
         Standard 13– Sidewalk Improvements 
         Standard 13A– Sidewalk Improvements 
         Standard 13B– Sidewalk Improvements
Appendix C – ONE-YEAR WARRANTY AGREEMENT
Appendix D - LETTER-OF-CREDIT AGREEMENT
Appendix E - PARKING SPACE DESIGN STANDARDS
Appendix F – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
Appendix G - FAMILY PROPERTY RESTRICTION