Building Departments in Cherokee County, South Carolina

There are 2 Building Departments in Cherokee County, South Carolina, serving a population of 56,549 people in an area of 393 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 28,274 people, and 1 Building Department per 196 square miles.

In South Carolina, Cherokee County is ranked 13th of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 10th of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cherokee County Building Departments

Find Cherokee County, South Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Cherokee County Building Department 125 East Floyd Baker Boulevard Gaffney, SC

Gaffney Building Department 201 North Limestone Street Gaffney, SC

About the Cherokee County Building Department

Building Departments in Cherokee County, SC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Cherokee County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Cherokee County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Cherokee County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Cherokee County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Cherokee County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cherokee County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Cherokee County Residential Housing Units
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units24,2742,229,324
Occupied Housing Units20,480 (84.4%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Cherokee County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes12,485 (61.0%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes251 (1.2%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments392 (1.9%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments544 (2.7%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments751 (3.7%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments296 (1.4%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,761 (28.1%)302,490 (16.2%)
Cherokee County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later128 (0.6%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 2013553 (2.7%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 20092,830 (13.8%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 19997,926 (38.7%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 19795,235 (25.6%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 19592,570 (12.5%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,238 (6.0%)75,127 (4.0%)
Cherokee County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
1 Room108 (0.5%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,122 (5.5%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms9,111 (44.5%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,915 (33.8%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms3,224 (15.7%)389,981 (20.8%)
Cherokee County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom132 (0.6%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom912 (4.5%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,412 (80.1%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,024 (14.8%)383,870 (20.5%)
Cherokee County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cherokee CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities20,442 (99.8%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities20,421 (99.7%)1,857,993 (99.3%)