Relocation Information

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.

2013-14 Qaulity of Life Guide - Spartanburg: A Community In Motion

[Downloadable PDF]

Emergency Information

Police ………….911
Ambulance ……….911
Rescue Squad ……..911

Area Governments

City of Spartanburg

Spartanburg County Government

Employment Service Information

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Employment Services  

Main Post Office

250 South Church Street                           864-585-0301 

Senior Centers 

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

Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas Company 864 576 5588

Propane Gas

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


Public Transportation

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

Amtrak                                                        1-800-872-7245

Driving Information


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

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

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

Income Tax

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.

Property Tax

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

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.

Voter Registration
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