Community Development

Community Development Department

The Community Development Department is located on the second floor of the Gaffney City Hall Building. This department provides a variety of services including, but not limited to, building codes and land disturbance permitting and inspections; administrative and technical assistance to the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Building Code Board of Adjustment and Appeals; Code Enforcement on real properties; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); addressing; and administrative services for City Cemeteries (Oakland and Limestone Cemetery). The Community Development Department can be reached by phone at 864-487-8500. Please click on the staff link for more contact information.

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Scott Keller

Assistant City Administrator for Public Services 

Department Head

City Engineer

Scott Keller

Phone: (864) 206-3322

Email: skeller@cityofgaffney-sc.gov

Scott Bollhoefer

GIS Analyst

Addressing Coordinator

Cemetery Administrator

Scott Bollhoefer

Phone: (864) 206-3305

Email: sbollhoefer@cityofgaffney-sc.gov

Patricia Luker

Zoning Administrator

Grant Coordinator

Patricia Luker

Phone: (864) 206-3301

Email: pluker@cityofgaffney-sc.gov

Heath Gregory

Building Inspector

Code Enforcement Officer

Heath Gregory

Phone: (864) 206-3325

Email: hgregory@cityofgaffney-sc.gov

Sandra Mintz

Administrative Assistant

Sandra Mintz

Phone: (864) 206-3317

Email: smintz@cityofgaffney-sc.gov

Fees

See the fee schedule tables below or click the “Fee Schedule Summary Download” link to download a copy of the Community Development Fee Schedule:

BUILDING PERMIT / LAND DISTURBANCE FEES
Total Valuation Fee
Issuing Permit $25.00 (for permits under $1,000 but requiring inspection)
$1,000 to $49,999 $25.00 for the first 1,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$50,000 to $99,999 $275.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$100,000 to $499,999 $475.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$500,000 and up $1,675.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

 

MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
Total Valuation Fee
Issuing Permit $25.00 (for permits under $1,000 but requiring inspection)
$1,000 to $49,999 $25.00 for the first 1,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$50,000 to $99,999 $275.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$100,000 to $499,999 $475.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$500,000 and up $1,675.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

 

ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES
Issuing permit $25.00
Plus the following for additional services provided:
Services Fees
Residence by amp. $0.15 per amp.
Commercial by amp. $0.20 per amp.
Branch circuits (for each branch circuit over current device) Residential Commercial
Per pole $1.25 $1.75
Temporary power pole $25.00

 

PLUMBING PERMIT FEES
Issuing permit $25.00
Plus the following for additional services provided:
Service Fee
For each plumbing fixture, floor drain or trap (including water and drainage pipe) $4.00
For each sewer pipe having to be replaced, repaired or new $5.00
For each cesspool, septic tank and seepage pit or drainfield $7.50
For each water heater $4.00
For repair or alteration of drainage, vent or supply piping $5.00
Lawn sprinkler system or pool $10.00
Underground Fire Suppression $10.00

 

ZONING RELATED FEES
Description Fee
Banner Permit $25.00
Comprehensive Plan (copy) $50.00
Customary Home Occupation Permit $100.00
Planned Development District (PDD) $500.00
Political Sign Permit-Deposit $200.00
Sign Permit (under 10 feet) $25.00
Temporary Sign Permit $150.00
Temporary use Permit $25.00
Zoning Appeals $100.00
Zoning Map Amendment (re-zoning) $100.00
Printed Copy of Zoning Map (larger than 11” x 17”) $30.00
Zoning Ordinance (copy) $50.00
Zoning Variance $100.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Working Without Proper Permit Double the normal permit fee
Re-inspection Fee $25.00
Demolition Permit $50.00
Transient Merchant Permit $500.00
Moving Permit $100.00
Communication Tower Permit $10,000.00
Existing Tower Antenna Modification Permit $1,000.00
Seasonal Permit $25.00

 

PLAN REVIEW FEE
A plan review fee is one-half of the cost of the building permit/land disturbance permit fee and is based on the total cost of the undertaking of the project.
Maps

Click the maps below to download, then use the zoom feature on your PDF viewer to zoom in on the map:

Zoning Districts (Large Map)

City Council Districts (Large Map)

Gaffney Street Atlas

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