Police Department

Serving our community

The Pacolet Police Department is dedicated to serving our community by providing quality law enforcement while always striving to improve the quality of life to all of our citizens.

School Resource Officers

The Pacolet Police Department, in conjunction with and through funding by Spartanburg County School District 3, provides full-time School Resource Officers to  Pacolet Elementary School. This program allows for a police officer to be in Pacolet Elementary School providing for the security of the facilities, staff and most importantly the students while also providing positive interaction and guidance. To contact the School Resource Officer for Pacolet Elementary School please call that school’s main office.

Pacolet Elementary School / 864-474-3002

Pacolet Municipal Court

The Pacolet Municipal Court is located at 110 Sunset Ave., Pacolet SC 29372. The court is presided over by a Municipal Court Judge who hears and adjudicates all cases that fall within his jurisdiction including traffic citations and criminal matters relating to municipal code violations. The Court is open only on assigned court dates. For information about a specific court case or the next court date contact the Clerk of Courts at 864-474-9504.

Code Enforcement

Neighborhoods mean home…they’re where we live, work, and play. Together, they make our community. We want them to be clean and safe. They are our biggest investment, and we want to take pride in their appearance.

Just one neglected, run-down house or property can ruin the appearance of a whole neighborhood! Several neglected properties can give the impression that no one cares. By enforcing the International Property Maintenance Code, The Town of Pacolet can make sure that we are proud of the place that we call home.

The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) requires owners to maintain their property and addresses three basic areas:

  • Grounds– Grass has to be kept under a foot tall. Starting the first of each year, the City will issue only one notice for overgrown grass. The second offense will be an automatic court summons. In case of an absentee owner with overgrown property, the City will cut the weeds and bill the owner. The grounds must be free of junk, trash and tree debris, standing water, and other unsanitary conditions. Make sure that recyclables are inside your free bin, your rollout garbage can has the lid down, and that both are set out on the curb on your pickup day.
  • Inoperable/Unregistered Vehicles– No inoperable or unregistered vehicles are permitted on the property, except in a garage or carport.
  • Buildings– The code outlines requirements for exterior building issues such as missing, damaged, or rotted boards, sagging roofs, blistered or peeling paint, porch steps and handrails. This includes outbuildings as well as the main residence or commercial business, both for multi-family and single family dwellings. The code outlines the requirements for a working permanent heating source rather than kerosene heaters. It also addresses inadequate bathroom and kitchen facilities, faulty wiring and plumbing, and lack of power and water. Windows and doors must open and close, as well as lock properly, and smoke alarms are required. There are also requirements for rodent and pest control.

When one or more of these conditions are present, the Town of Pacolet Police Department in coordination with the Town Administrator will investigate the issue. They will issue written notices to property owners allowing them a reasonable time to correct problems. Owners who fail to correct the violations could be summoned to court and charged fines for the violations.

The Town of Pacolet cares about your neighborhood. It’s your home. It’s where you spend a large part of your life. We want it to be a safe and pleasant place for you to live.

Take a look at the International Property Maintenance Self-Checklist found below to make sure you are in compliance!

IPMC Self-Checklist

NOTE: If a property in your neighborhood is in violation of the codes outlined here, please use the contact form below to file a complaint!