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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information


For Georgetown County-specific COVID-19 updates, visit our Emergency Alerts Center.

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Due to COVID-19, Georgetown County offices are open on a limited basis at this time. Residents are asked to call or e-mail the department you have business with before coming to county facilities. Many requests can be met virtually, saving you a trip. Admittance to county facilities is currently on an appointment-only basis. Visit our online newsroom for more information.

In-Person Absentee Voting is Now Open 

Oct. 5, 2020

As of today, registered voters in any Georgetown County precinct can cast an absentee ballot in person at the county Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at 303 N. Hazard St., Georgetown. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Make sure to bring a photo ID and anticipate a line. In-person absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballots on voting machines, just as they would at the polls on Election Day. For more information, visit or navigate to our Elections page.


Public meetings will gather input on future land use
Sept. 28, 2020

Three public meetings in October will give Georgetown County residents an opportunity to weigh in on the future of land use and zoning in the county over the next decade. 

The county is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, which guides future growth, development and redevelopment. The land use element, which the meetings will focus on, outlines proposed goals and implementation strategies. Its purpose is to help decision-makers determine the proper use of land for zoning amendments, as well as develop future zoning code revisions and other land use implementation tools. 

The meetings are scheduled for Oct. 19, Oct. 20 and Oct. 22, and will all take place at the Howard Center, 1610 Hawkins St., Georgetown, from 4-6:30 p.m. The first meeting will focus on the Pawleys Island and Litchfield areas, the second on the Murrells Inlet area and the third on areas surrounding the City of Georgetown and rural areas. 

Those who cannot attend a meeting may review the documents independently (links below) and submit their comments online at

Meeting flyer

Review Land Use Element Files


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Public Services Director receives international award

Sept. 14, 2020

Ray Funny receiving award

In a surprise presentation, Georgetown County Public Services Director Ray C. Funnye recently received the Presidential Leadership Award from the American Public Works Association. 

Chosen by the outgoing APWA President, the Presidential Leadership Award is presented to an APWA member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their community. “Ray is not only an outstanding Public Services Director, but he has also fostered a culture within his community that values the giving of one’s time, talent and treasure,” said APWA Immediate Past-President William E. (Bill) Spearman III, P.E. 

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Council extends mask mandate, State of Emergency through October

Updated Sept. 22, 2020

Georgetown County Council voted 6-1 on Sept. 8 to extend the ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in businesses. The ordinance will expire Oct. 27. Council will determine next month whether the ordinance needs to be extended again. 

The ordinance mandates that members of the public wear masks that cover the nose and mouth in Georgetown County businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and retail stores. Restaurant patrons are exempt while dining, but employees must wear a mask at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public.

Businesses are required to post written notification at their main entrance notifying customers of the new law. One may be downloaded below, or businesses may create their own.

On Sept. 22, Council also extended its State of Emergency, first enacted in March, through October. Both ordinances may be viewed below

Download a sign for your business

View the complete mask ordinance

The right way to wear a mask

ADA Compliance 

Why should I wear a mask?

How to take care of a cloth face mask

View the complete Declaration of Emergency Ordinance


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