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Zoning Verification Letter Instructions
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Zoning Verification Letters

The Planning and Zoning Division issues zoning verification letters.

To Obtain a Verification Letter
  • Requests for verification letters must be submitted in writing.
  • 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.
  • Include in your letter a check for $10.00 for each request. There is a charge of $10.00 per request per parcel.
  • This office will complete the request within 10 days of receipt 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 or PD have special provisions. Call the Planning Department at 864.467.7425 to obtain additional information other than zoning for these zoning districts. A FOIA for additional information may be required and may involve additional fees.
Information Included in a Zoning Verification Letter

A standard Zoning Verification Letter will include the following items (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)
  • Outstanding Zoning Violations (closed violations will not be included)
  • Special Exceptions, Variances, or Conditions (specific to the property)

Items available upon specific request include:

  • Whether a specific use is permitted
  • 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
Information Not Included in a Zoning Verification Letter

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, closed 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 or email at zoning@greenvillecounty.org.



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