Planning & Codes Administration
1250 Tiger Blvd, Suite 4
Clemson, SC 29631
Ph: (864) 653-2050
Fx: (864) 653-2057
The Rental Housing Ordinance was adopted by City Council in 2000; the ordinance has been updated several times to reflect the evolution of the program. The primary intent of this ordinance is to protect single family neighborhoods and to establish minimum life safety standards for rental units. These standards apply to single family houses, duplexes, and townhouses. All rental houses must undergo an annual inspection for “livability standards” and obtain a permit.
Obtaining a rental housing permit
Established through the Zoning Ordinance and based upon the zoning district where the dwelling is located. New Rental Properties are limited to this occupancy standard. Section 13-55, Rental Housing Ordinance defines occupant. Below is a link to obtain the form to request a list of properties with current rental permits and their occupancy. Please feel free to review that list before you sign a lease. If you are buying a property you can validate the occupancy limit by contacting our office and talking with the Zoning and Codes Administrator.
Rental Housing Program Staff
Hunnicutt Lindsay, Codes Enforcement Officer - HLindsay@cityofclemson.org
Beth Connor, Office Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 864-653-2050