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Call police dispatch: 864-271-5333. The dispatcher will notify the Animal Control Officer who will respond to your home or incident location.
Business license renewals postmarked March 1 or later by the U.S. Postal Service will be assessed a 10% penalty. This penalty will increase 10% each month up to a 50% maximum penalty.
The temporary curfew went into effect at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
The curfew will expire on its own after 60 days unless City Council takes additional action.
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The following categories of workers are exempted and free to travel and carry out their duties:
• Workers identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers by the Department of Homeland Security. A list of those workers is found here: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce
• To the extent they are not otherwise included, police officers, firefighters, active duty military, healthcare providers and public works and utility workers employed by the City, County, State and Federal governments.
The City’s curfew ordinance also exempts workers identified as essential by the State of South Carolina. To date, the State has not formally identified those individuals. The City will refer to the list provided by the Department of Homeland Security and will recognize any additional exempt workers should the State identify them in the future.
Yes. Food delivery people are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers by the Department of Homeland Security under the Food and Agriculture category.
Yes; however, it is recommended that restaurants encourage customers to contact them ahead of time to place their order to limit the amount of time they are spending in the building.
No. Outdoor service of food or drinks is prohibited.
The executive order is for 60 days; however, the restriction on restaurants, bars, nightclubs and breweries is effective through April 12, due to an extension issued by Gov. Henry McMaster. The City may be able to scale back other restrictions if there is a radical change in national circumstances.
Public health officials recommend limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people at all times. Providing take-out and/or delivery service limits interactions to person-to-person contact.
Any restrictions enacted by Greenville City Council are for the city of Greenville only; however, Governor McMaster has issued an executive order prohibiting inside service at all restaurants and bars, so the restriction now applies to everyone in SC.
Food truck owners can continue to operate; however, customers cannot remain on site to consume their food.
A private event venue with its own kitchen on the premises is most likely considered a retail food establishment for the purposes of the Governor’s executive order and the City’s emergency ordinance and it would not be permitted to serve food on the premises at a special event. An event venue without a kitchen on the premises is not considered a retail food establishment and is not subject to the restrictions of the Governor’s order regarding bars and restaurants. However an unauthorized gathering of more than 3 people may be disbanded if law enforcement determines the gathering is a public health risk. The City strongly encourages any event scheduled for a private event venue be rescheduled after the Governor’s and Council’s emergency orders are no longer in place.
Yes, hotels may provide meals to be either delivered or taken to a guest’s room.
No. Liquor and packaging stores are not establishments affected by the emergency ordinance or the Governor’s executive order.
Any business with an On-Premises Beer/Wine Permit is authorized to sell beer and wine to-go. Customers may enter the business or walk up to a curb or window to purchase beer and wine to-go. Normally, the sale of alcohol at a drive up or drive thru location is prohibited by law. In order to support food and beverage service businesses, the Department of Revenue has temporarily suspended that prohibition which will allow restaurants and other holders of On-Premises Beer/Wine Permits to deliver beer and wine at drive up or drive thru location. Liquor may never be sold for off-premises consumption by a bar or restaurant, whether in a container with an original seal or in a drink. Read more about this development at https://dor.sc.gov/resources-site/lawandpolicy/Advisory%20Opinions/IL20-5.pdf.
Yes; however, individuals should consider whether the services they receive at a salon or barbershop or other businesses are essential at this time.
Violation of the City’s emergency ordinances or other lawful order in place, including the Governor’s orders, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $100 and/or up to 30 days in jail. Every effort will be made to bring violators into voluntary compliance and police will issue citations as a last resort. Additionally, businesses generating a high number of calls to police for failure to comply with the emergency ordinance may be subject to suspension or revocation of their business license.
The City is deferring deadlines for payment of new business licenses and business license renewals. The City is also suspending penalties for late payment of local accommodations fees and hospitality tax for the reporting periods due March 20, 2020 and April 20, 2020. If filed with the City by the appropriate due dates, payments will not accrue a late penalty until May 21, 2020.
Additionally, the City is hosting a Community Resource Guide (https://www.greenvillesc.gov/COVID-19-Community) to allow local businesses to share deals, promotions or new offerings.
United Way’s 211 Information Line is establishing a COVID-19 Hotline with information on available resources: https://www.unitedwaygc.org/211 or citizens can dial 2-1-1.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Offering low interest loans to small businesses. South Carolina’s businesses can apply online at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
For employees who need assistance with unemployment claim:SC Department of Employment and Workforce: www.dew.sc.gov
The SC Works GREENVILLE office is located at:Greenville/McAlister Square Center-225 South Pleasantburg DriveSuite E-1Greenville, SC 29607 864-467.8080www.scworks.org
Department of Labor – good resource for employers and their employees:https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
Center for Disease Control: info updated frequentlyhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.htmlScroll to ‘Resources for the Community’
SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for up-to date info on steps that various licensing boards are taking related to COVID-19:https://llr.sc.gov/coronavirusllr/
Haywood Mall is closed until March 29.
Greenville Municipal Court will be rescheduling court dates. Anyone with a court date for an appearance at Greenville Municipal Court can go to https://citycourt.greenvillesc.gov/public-portal/ and search either by ticket number or name to see their new court date. If the court date has NOT been changed and falls within the month of March, contact Greenville Municipal Court at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about your new court date.
Presuming most churches would have an attendance of 50 or more people, churches are strongly encouraged to move their services and other gatherings to an online format until the emergency orders and ordinances are no longer in effect.
No. Greenville County Magistrate Court has stayed all eviction proceedings. Foreclosure proceedings have been stayed as well: https://www.sccourts.org/courtOrders/displayOrder.cfm?orderNo=2020-03-18-01
Yes, if catered by a third party.
Only where a city-issued permit is required. The City’s emergency ordinance authorizes the City Manager to deny, cancel or revoke City-issued permits for events involving gatherings of more than 10 persons as long as the emergency ordinance is in effect. Examples are Group Event and Special Event licenses to serve alcohol.
Depending on your route, buses begin service as early as 5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Depending on your route, buses depart on their last trip at 6:30 p.m. and end service at the Greenlink Transfer Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Saturday, buses depart for their last trip at 5:30 p.m. and end service at 6:30 p.m. Buses do not run on Sundays. View Route Schedules.
A full-fare passenger is charged $1.50 per ride and an additional $0.50 for a transfer to another bus. All-day passes can be purchased for $5.00. A full-fare 20-ride punch pass can be purchased for $27.00. Discounted fares are provided for senior citizens, passengers with disabilities, students, and children. More about rates
Regular bus fares can be paid with cash on your bus via the fare box. All-day passes and punch passes must be purchased at the Greenlink Transfer Center (100 W. McBee Avenue, Greenville). The Transfer Center accepts cash, Visa, or MasterCard for ticket purchases.
TouchPass is an electronic ticketing system that allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smartcard or a smartphone app. TouchPass speeds up the boarding process and eliminates the need for passengers to have cash or coins on hand, worry about lost transfer tickets or search for their 20-ride punch pass. As an added benefit, customers can freeze their account if they lose their TouchPass card and then transfer their account balance to a new card*. Customers can also utilize an auto-load feature to replenish their account whenever it drops below a certain balance.
Greenlink customers can download the TouchPass app by searching for “TouchPass Transit” in the iOS or Android app store. Within the app, customers can purchase passes and load stored value to their account using a credit or debit card.
Customers who would prefer the reloadable smart card can pick one up at the dispatch booth inside the Transit Center at 100 W McBee Ave. Balances can be loaded onto customer smart card accounts by visiting www.TouchPass.com and paying with a credit or debit card, or by visiting the dispatch booth and purchasing fares using cash or a credit or debit card.
Greenlink customers who qualify for a reduced fare will need to bring documentation to the dispatch booth and have their TouchPass accounts updated to reflect their appropriate fare category.
Please call 864-467-5000 with any questions regarding the TouchPass ticketing system.
* If your TouchPass card is lost or stolen, a replacement card can be purchased for $2.
Greenlink has partnered with Google to provide Google Transit. This widget provides riders step-by-step directions for getting around town using Greenlink. Access Google Transit using Google Maps.
Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) offers shuttle services to locations within three-quarters of a mile from the regular fixed routes. GAP hours are Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. GAP fares are $3 each way, or a book of 10 rides may be purchased for $30. GAP rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Learn more about GAP services, eligibility, and reservation procedures.
Greenlink offers free trolley rides through downtown Greenville Thursday-Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additionally, a Friday “Lunchlink” service is offered from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along a condensed route. Visit the Trolley webpage for more information.
A BikeLid is a locker that can hold up to two bikes. The locker has a hinged lid that protects your bike from inclement weather conditions, such as rain and snow, and helps to secure bikes from theft and vandalism. Greenlink has ten bike lockers located throughout downtown Greenville. Bike Locker rental rates are $50 for six months plus a $40 refundable deposit for the lock and key. Download Bike Locker Rental Agreement.
The City of Greenville is embarking on a planning process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan to determine the course of the next 20 years. This process, called Greenville 2040, will enable the community to help shape the vision and make recommendations through ongoing engagement opportunities. When completed, the comprehensive plan will help guide decision-making in Greenville for years to come.
A comprehensive plan is a long-term guide for the future physical development of a city that considers the input of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders. It includes recommendations for future land use, community facilities, connectivity, open space and recreation areas, cultural and natural resources and economic development. It includes a vision (an aspirational statement about the future condition of the city); goals (desired outcomes for each of the plan topics that are expressed simply) and actions to achieve the goals.Download: What Is A Comprehensive Plan?
In general, planning demonstrates good stewardship. Change – good or bad – happens whether we are ready or not. Greenville is located within one of the most rapidly growing areas of the United States and the metro area is the fastest growing area in South Carolina. The previous plan was adopted in 2009 and almost 10 years later, most of that plan has been implemented. It is time to reflect and take stock of the existing conditions and trends facing the community and solicit the community’s ideas and input to create a plan that will guide the long-term preservation, revitalization and growth of our city.
The comprehensive plan is just that – comprehensive. Topics range from land use and transportation to economic development and parks. Each topic will include a thorough evaluation of the city’s current conditions and the most important trends. The community will be asked for input through in-person and online engagement activities. Finally, recommendations will emerge in each topic that meld the technical analysis with the intuition of citizens. Topics in the Greenville 2040 Comprehensive Plan include population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation and priority investment.
As residents and business owners in the city, you stand to gain from a well-executed comprehensive plan. This is especially true if you become active in the process and share your thoughts and ideas. The City is committed to an open process where anyone who cares about the future of Greenville has a chance to contribute. Ultimately, the comprehensive plan is intended to deliver greater prosperity and quality of life to all segments of the community. By getting involved you can help shape the vision and policies that make this happen.
The process is being guided by a 42-member citizen steering committee. The City received a total of 228 applications for the committee and the members were ultimately selected through a rigorous process to ensure that the committee represents the diverse interests in the city. The steering committee will meet regularly throughout the process to plan outreach activities, discuss the technical analysis and give input on the direction of the plan, with oversight by the City’s Planning & Development Department, in collaboration with the consultant team.
Everyone is invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas and there will be many opportunities to do so throughout the planning process. Meetings will be announced well in advance through traditional media, social media and the City’s website. Please visit www.gvl2040.com and register your email address to receive direct updates on the process and engagement opportunities.
Absolutely not! By living, working or raising a family in Greenville, you know a lot about this community, and whether you’ve just moved here or you’re a lifelong resident, your perspective is important.
When you contribute an idea to Greenville 2040, you are contributing directly to the comprehensive plan. Depending on when you get involved, your ideas could serve as the foundation for the community’s vision statement, contribute to one of the plan’s goals, inspire a specific action (like a new project, policy or program) or set the course for implementation.
There are several different planning processes going on in the city and region concurrently. The Downtown Strategic Master Plan process, which kicked off in June of 2018, focused on the downtown area only. The City also recently completed the Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan and the 2018 Historic Resources Survey. Greenville County is also undertaking a comprehensive planning process, which Greenville 2040 will be mindful of and will coordinate with as appropriate.
The process will last roughly 20 months, with a goal of adopting the plan in the winter of 2020.
More information is available at www.gvl2040.com. Be sure to share your email address with us under “Stay Informed” and we’ll keep you updated on upcoming meetings and major announcements.
A historic resources survey is the process of identifying historic properties within the boundaries of a specific geographical area, documenting their location and physical characteristics and evaluating their significance within an appropriate historical context. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the SC Department of Archives & History uses survey information to identify properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and the City of Greenville's Historic Resources Survey is part of their statewide effort. The City of Greenville Historic Resource Survey follows the guidelines developed by the SHPO for the collection of architectural information within specified areas in the city limits that have not been previously inventoried. For this project, we will collect information on buildings constructed before 1975, including architectural form and style, historic materials and features and dates of construction and alteration. That information will become part of the SHPO's statewide database for historic resources. To learn more about the SHPO’s statewide survey program, visit http://shpo.sc.gov.
For properties that fit the criteria, the survey team will take photographs of the front elevation and an angled view. If a property has a historically significant outbuilding or landscape feature not visible from the street, they will ask for your permission to gain access to those resources. The information collected will focus on the building’s architecture, including building type and form, historic details, materials on exterior walls, configuration of porches, types of windows, etc.
The Historic Resource Survey does not create a local or national historic district or result in listing on a national or local register. The purpose of the project is to add to the inventory of historic structures located in the city, and while the consultant’s report may indicate that certain neighborhoods or buildings meet National Register criteria for eligibility, historic designation of any property would be a separate public process.
Properties listed in the National Register are eligible for preservation tax credits and preservation grants, and receive some protection from the potential adverse effects of federal projects. Local governments can adopt a historic preservation zoning ordinance, which enables them to designate properties of historical or architectural significance. The ordinance protects historic properties by requiring approval before property owners can build, demolish or make alterations within designated areas.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect property taxes because it does not create a historic district or change a local property's designation. Recent studies in South Carolina found that local historic district status increases property values.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect an owner's ability to make modifications to their property. Owners of properties located in the City’s existing historic preservation overlay districts must adhere to certain guidelines and follow a process when considering changes to their property. View the guidelines.
Several studies examine the positive economic impacts of historic preservation. Information is available on SHPO’s website at http://shpo.sc.gov.
A great place to begin is the State Historic Preservation Office website: shpo.sc.gov.
A 10 skate season pass is available for $50. Passes can be purchased at the Ticket Shed during regular rink hours.
City of Greenville public restrooms are located on site, behind the water wall, for your convenience.
Hot chocolate and other seasonal treats are available for purchase at United Community Bank Ice on Main.
Once you turn your skates back in your Ice on Main session is complete. Please do not leave the rink area with your skates.
Yes, you may bring your own skates to United Community Bank Ice on Main and receive 50% off the admission pricing.
The ticket price is $10 per person. This includes skate rental.
Each ticket is good for session of skating. There is no time limit on your skate session but once you return your skates your session is complete.
We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of Ice Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased.
Skate sleds are available to rent free of charge during any public skating session.
No, our skate scooters are available on a first come, first serve basis and are for children 12 and younger.
Socks are required to rent skates. Socks are available for sale at the rink.
No, all of our skates are hockey skates, and all skates are in men’s sizing.
We do allow this however its suggest you need to have someone with you who will be able to push you. We do offer skate sleds, free of charge, for those with any physical limitations or disabilities.
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The program is 26 weeks long as required by state statute.
Greenville County maintains a map of all zoning district designations within the county including the City of Greenville. View the Address Locator.
Descriptions of the districts are provided in Article 19-3, Zoning Districts of the City’s Land Management Ordinance, which is Chapter 19 of the City Municipal Code.
The city has an interactive mapping tool that provides information about all city property. Use the Address Locator
You can also search for a registered sex offender via the S.L.E.D. Sex Offender Registry website.
There are several ways to follow the Greenville Police Department on social media. We have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can also follow us by way of our app, which can be download via Android and iPhone.
With mediation, the citizen and the officer meet face-to-face over a period of time and a UMC mediator guides the two parties through a constructive discussion about the incident in a controlled and confidential environment. Each party has an opportunity to tell their side of the story and to explain how the interaction affected them. The mediator then works with the two parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
If your pickup day falls on one of the following holidays, your collection service will be one day late that week: • New Year’s Day• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day• Presidents’ Day• Memorial Day• Fourth of July• Labor Day• Thanksgiving Day• Christmas Day
• A physician or optometrist will certify that your disability prevents you from transferring the garbage/recycling to the curb
If you meet the criteria, you’ll need to fill out a service application form (below) and return it to: City of Greenville Public Works, 360 S. Hudson Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Carry-Out Service Request Form
North Greenville Recycling Center514 Rutherford Road
Stone Avenue Recycling Center800 East Stone Avenue