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Zoning Verification Letter Instructions
Zoning Verification Request Form
Sample of Zoning Verification Letter

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Zoning Verification Request Form
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Zoning Verification Letters

The Planning and Zoning Division issues zoning verification letters.

To Obtain a Verification Letter
  • Zoning Verification requests can be submitted online along with payment using a credit/debit card
  • The form can also be printed and filled out to be mailed to our office with payment. Or can be delivered in person.
  • Bring or send your request to:
    Greenville Planning and Zoning
    301 University Ridge, Suite 4100
    Greenville, SC 29601-3681
  • Your zoning verification form must include the 13 digit tax map number, also known as the parcel identification number, for the property concerned. The street address(s) is not valid for verification requests. The tax map number or parcel identification number can be found on a tax receipt.
  • There is a charge of $10.00 per request per parcel. We do not accept payments over the phone. Include with your letter a check or cash for $10.00 for each request.
  • This office will complete the request within 10 business days after the receipt of payment and return it per the applicant's request, i.e. email, United States Postal Service, pre-paid Fed-Ex or similar.
  • Parcels that are zoned NC, POD, FRD or PD have special provisions. Call the Zoning Department at 864.467.7425 to obtain additional information. A Zoning Verification Letter request for these zones will only include the classification. A FOIA request may be required for additional information and may involve additional fees.
  • Information Included in a Zoning Verification Letter

    A standard Zoning Verification Letter may include the following items per request (these items include only information that can be verified without visiting the subject property):

    • Zoning District Classification (including overlay districts as outlined in the Greenville County Zoning Ordinance)
    • Setbacks
    • Whether a specific use is permitted
    Information Not Included in a Zoning Verification Letter
    • Statement of Nonconformance - a statement for replacement of a nonconforming structure due to damage or destruction
    • Adjacent Zoning
    • Date property was zoned to current designation
    • Outstanding Zoning Violations (closed violations will not be included)
    • Special Exceptions, Variances, or Conditions (specific to the property)

    All other information for a property or site can be obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for items that include historical information (i.e. Certificate of Occupancy copies, building code violations, zoning violations, zoning history, etc.), submitted through the Attorney's Office.

    Note: For additional information contact Zoning Administration at 864.467.7425, by mail at Greenville County Planning and Zoning, 301 University Ridge, Suite 4100, Greenville, SC 29601-3681.

    For FOIA information please email

    For zoning verification information please email