Need to Know Info for NewComers
Below are a variety of starting points to assist you as you consider relocating to beautiful Spartanburg, South Carolina. This list in not meant to be comprehensive in any manner, but simply to serve as a starting point for the questions we are most frequently asked regarding relocaiton.
Quality of Life Guide
The Quality of Life Guide is a publication produced by Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce with a vareity of information about the Sparatanburg area. Again, this is not a comprehensive guide, but merely a starting point to give you an overview of the wonderful quality of place that make up the county and local municipalities. You can review (and download if you like) the most recent edition using the link below. The printed version is available from a variety of locations around the county or by contacting the Chamber offices directly.
Rescue Squad ……..911
Employment Service Information
Main Post Office
250 South Church Street 864-585-0301
Senior Center of Spartanburg County 864-596-3910
Spartanburg Water 864 582 6375
Duke Energy Carolinas 800 777 9898
Broad River Electric Cooperative 864 582 8247
Piedmont Natural Gas Company 864 576 5588
Freeman Gas Company 864 582 5475
Ideal Fuel Company 864 503 0663
Ameri Gas, Inc. LP 864 578 5886
Charter Communications 1-800-955-7766
AT & T 1-888-957-6500
Public Schools – District Offices (7)
District 1 – Campobello 864-472-2846
District 2 – Boiling Springs 864-578-0128
District 3 – Glendale 864-579-8000
District 4 – Woodruff 864-476-3186
District 5 – Duncan 864-949-2350
District 6 – Roebuck 864-576-4212
District 7 – Spartanburg 864-594-4404
Mary Black Health System 864-573-3000
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System 864-560-6000
Spartanburg County Medical Society 864-582-7471
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Headquarters Library 864-596-3500
Boiling Springs Library 864-578-3665
Chesnee Library 864-461-2423
Cowpens Library 864-463-0430
Inman Library 864-472-8363
Landrum Library 864-457-2218
Middle Tyger Library 864-439-4759
Pacolet Library 864-474-0421
Westside Library 864-574-6815
Woodruff Library 864-476-8770
SPARTA Transit Service 864-562-4287
Greyhound-Trailways Bus Lines 1-800-231-2222
Downtown Memorial Airport 864-574-8552
GSP International Airport 864-439-4476
Auto Driver’s 1-800-442-1368
City Business License 864-596-2055
County Business License No license required
SC Driver’s License
- New residents have 90 days to apply for a license after moving to South Carolina.
- New residents with a certified driver’s license from another state will not be required to take a written exam, only an eye exam.
- Residents within the state have 10 days to report a change of address
- To obtain a license for the first time, a birth certificate and Social Security card are required.
For more information call 1-800-442-1368 or visit http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx
Tags and Registration – Automobile
New residents to South Carolina have 45 days to transfer their vehicle title and registration.
You may apply for the title and registration by mail. The Form 400, Application for Certification of Title/Registration, which may be completed, contains the proper mailing address for the department.
The fee to transfer a plate is $10 and the title fee is $15
For more information call 1-800 442 1368or visit http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx
South Carolina Tax Information
South Carolina has one of the lowest per capita tax rates in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Census. The state’s lawmakers, political leaders and local officials are dedicated to ensuring that the Palmetto State’s tax structure remains competitive and attractive to individuals, manufacturers and small businesses considering our state as their new home. The following state and local taxes generally affect our residents
South Carolina’s income tax structure follows federal income tax laws, allowing many of the same adjustments, exemptions and deductions with only a few modifications. In fact, the starting point for calculating your state tax liability is your federal taxable income. South Carolina’s individual income tax rate starts at 2.5 percent of taxable income, graduating to a maximum of 7 percent on taxable income exceeding $12,650. The individual income tax brackets are adjusted annually to help offset inflation.
South Carolina counties, cities and school districts impose ad valorem (property) taxes on real and personal property. Local governments assess and collect property taxes.
Spartanburg County Assessors Office – Tax Property Office, 366 North Church Street – 864–596-2544
Sales and Use, Motor Fuels Taxes
South Carolina’s state sales and use tax rate is 5 percent, but county voters may approve local sales taxes as well.
For addition information call the Spartanburg County Assessor’s Office – Tax Property Office at 864-596-2544
Voter registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election, and you have proof of residency such as a driver’s license, automobile insurance and social security number. As of January 31, 2013, in order to vote in any election, voters must now show one of the following IDs at their polling location: S.C. Drivers lcense, ID card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Federal Military ID, U.S. Passport, or a S.C. Voter Registration Card with a photo.
Room 1630, 366 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
864-596-2549, or visit