This year, 2018, marks the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Pelham-Batesville Fire District. Originally created by State Charter in May of 1968, then as a legislative created Special Purpose Tax District in 1971. The District and Fire Department have experienced tremendous growth over the years and currently provides Fire and Rescue services to a large metropolitan area that includes portions of Greenville County, Spartanburg County and the City of Greer.  The District will celebrate the occasion with several awards, and recognition's at our Annual Christmas Banquet to be held on December 7, 2018. Click on the "History" button to the left to learn more about the History of the Fire Department.

Notice of Public Meeting


The Board of Fire Control of the Pelham-Batesville Fire District

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget


Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Board of Fire Control of the Pelham-Batesville Fire District at 7:00 PM on Monday November 18, 2019. The hearing will be held at the Headquarters Fire Station, located at 2761 South Highway 14 in Greer, SC. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow members of the public to express their views regarding the proposed operating budget of the District for the year 2020. Anyone that desires to speak at the public hearing should contact the Fire Chief and will be allowed a reasonable time to speak. Questions about the budget prior to the public hearing should be directed to the Fire Chief at (864)877-1247.


As required by 6-1-80, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, the public is advised of the following:

  1. The Budget of the Pelham-Batesville Fire District for the current fiscal year, 2019, calls for revenues of $5,126,788.94 and expenditures of $5,126,788.94.

  2. The proposed budget of the Pelham-Batesville Fire District for fiscal year 2020, calls for revenues of $5,100,618.50. And expenditures of $5,100,618.50.

  3. The proposed revenues for the 2020 budget of the district represents a 0.005% decrease in revenues from the current fiscal year.

  4. Ad valorem property taxes in the amount of 26.5 mills were levied in the current fiscal year to meet the budgeted needs of the District.

  5. The District’s Board estimates that an ad valorem tax levy of 26.5 mills will be necessary to meet the revenue requirements of the fiscal 2020 budget.     For purposes of illustration, 26.5 mills would result in ad valorem taxes in the amount of $106.00 levied on the owner of an owner-occupied home with an appraised value of $100,000.00.

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