Lyman, South Carolina

From a sleepy little farming community to a thriving mill metropolis, to a prospering municipality, the Town of Lyman has had a history deeply rooted in faith, family, and community. The Town of Lyman may have had very humble beginnings as a small farm town, but it has blossomed into a town whose slogan says it all “small town charm, big city services…”

The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for the implementation of the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations, which dictate acceptable methods of land use for properties located within the Town of Lyman. The goal of our department is to ensure that development is conducted in a responsible way that promotes the overall health of the Lyman community.

Have Questions? Contact us at and 864-439-0680 our office is open Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Interested in updating your property? Here are some important things to know:

  • All Accessory structures (pools, fences, sheds, carports, garages, etc.) need zoning approval prior to installation to ensure that the size and location of the structures complies with Zoning Regulations. You will need to submit a Zoning Compliance Application: Accessory Structure application and a site plan illustrating your property in its current state and the location of the new structure.


  • Per Section 8-1 of the Town of Lyman Code of ordinances, all Contractors or Businesses hired to assist you in your property updates are REQUIRED to have a Town of Lyman Business License prior to conducting any work. For more information regarding Business License information, Contact Lorie Hamrick at


  • CC&I Services serves as the Town of Lyman Building Department. They issue all permits, Certificates of Occupancy, and schedule all inspections.
    • All new homes require plan review and plans should be submitted with permit application.
    • All commercial projects require a plan review prior to permit issuance. Plans should be submitted with permit application.
    • To schedule inspections, call the office at 864-586-6111 ext 3. All Requests must be received by 4 pm for the next business day inspection.
    • All Permitting questions can be sent to

Boards and Commissions

Planning Commission:

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to guide development with the existing and future needs of our community and to protect and preserve the integrity of the town while encouraging growth and development. The Board consists of five members and meetings are held as needed. Notice for all meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance.

- Traci Pittman
- Ronald Freier
- Donnie Parris
- Marie Karas
- Jauntavia Prather

Board of Zoning Appeals:

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for the review of appeals of alleged administrative errors, review requests for variances for relief from unreasonable hardship, and review uses by special exceptions, as defined in the Town of Lyman Zoning Ordinance. The Board consists of five members and meetings are held as needed. Notice for all meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance.

- John Wells
- Tony Axsom
- Andrew Karas
- Richard Fiden 
- Katrina Freier

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