Building/Zoning Planning Department

Planning Department             
101 Sharpe Avenue
P.O. Box 987
Union, SC  29379
Phone:  864.429.1720
Fax:  864.429.1686

Building Official:  Wayne Willis, MCP, CBO, CFCO
Phone:  864-429-1720
Fax:  864-429-1686


The Planning Department is responsible for enforcing all zoning regulations and building, mechanical, electrical & plumbing codes within the corporate limits of the City of Union. The department is also responsible for issuing all permits and handling all inspections for construction and renovation work as well as all condemnations and clean up of overgrown lots within the City of Union.

Mission Statement
The City of Union Planning Department will work to ensure sound construction of new building, promote steady maintenance of existing buildings and enforce regulations and development practices in accordance with state and local codes, regulations, laws, and ordinances.

This will be accomplished by expediting the permit and inspection process without compromising the public health, safety, and general welfare to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

Permit Fee Schedule
How to Obtain a Commercial Permit
How to Obtain a Residential Permit
Individual Home Builders Disclosure Statement
Items that are exempt from Building Permits
How to Open a Business or Occupy a Building
Self Inspection List
Required Inspections
Residential Inspection Procedures
Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Checklist
Business License Ordinance

Union City Codes
City of Union Zoning Ordinance
City of Union Code of Ordinance

Zoning Map
Zoning Map

Setbacks Chart
Setbacks Chart

Commercial/Residential Building Permit Application Package (including building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, apps.)
Residential Electrical Permit Application
General & Mechanical Contractors' Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Residential Home Builders License Application
Mobile Home Information Packet
Business License Application
Sign Permit Application
Special Inspection Procedure
Credit Card Authorization Form
Zoning Compliance Application Packet

For the Building Inspector, call 864-429-1720.

For Building Permits, contact Kathy Teague at 864-429-1720 ext. 248 or by email at

For a Business License, contact Kathy Teague at 864-429-1720 ext. 248 or by email at

For the Code Official, contact the Code Enforcement Office at 864-429-1666.