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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.

How to dispose of storm debris after Hurricane Isaias

Aug. 5, 2020

Curbside pickup for debris resulting from Hurricane Isaias will not be offered in unincorporated areas of Georgetown County. Storm debris should be taken to your local county recycling center (1 car or trailer load per day limit) or to the landfill on Hwy. 51 for larger loads. Vegetative debris should be unbagged or secured in paper bags (no plastic, please).

Residents in incorporated areas of the county should contact their town or city government for details about debris disposal.


County conducting damage assessment after storm

Aug. 4, 2020

Georgetown County crews are conducting damage assessment in the coastal areas of the county this morning following Hurricane Isaias. Those areas received the worst impacts from the storm, primarily due to storm surge, which left many roads impassable.

Crews will determine the extent of other damages, including to homes, beach accesses and the dunes today. Other impacts to Georgetown County from the storm primarily included downed trees and power lines, and minor flooding inland.

Residents across the county who would like to assist by reporting structural damage to their property can do so online. Damage to accessory buildings such as sheds and fences, or yard damage does not need to be reported.

Residents who have property damage to report may submit photos and details online via Residents without access to the Internet can also submit reports by calling (843) 545-3273. They will be asked to provide their name and address, information on the property owner (if the caller is a tenant and not the owner of the property), the type of damage, and the depth of flooding if flooding occurred.

For more information, call (843) 545-3273.


Summer reading isn't just for kids at the Waccamaw Library!

July 27, 2020

Are you an adult who likes reading, playing Bingo and getting free food? If so, then we’ve got some terrific news for you: There’s still time to participate in the Waccamaw Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and get entered into a drawing to win a Chick-Fil-A gift card!

Getting started is easy. All you have to do is head over to the library's Adult Summer Reading Page and download your packet.


County mourns former Council Chairman
July 13, 2020

Johnny Morant, a former longtime chairman of Georgetown County Council passed away on Sunday, July 12. He was 69. He is dearly missed by his family, including his wife, Janice and their two children; countless friends and colleagues; and staff and elected leaders across all of Georgetown County Government.
Mr. Morant was a true public servant who cared deeply about his community and those who call it home. He served on Georgetown County Council for 25 years before retiring at the end of 2018. A retirement party at Choppee Recreation Center, one of the facilities constructed under his tenure, drew a packed house, and a plaque in the facility is dedicated to his leadership.

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County Council passes ordinance requiring face masks
July 2, 2020

Beginning July 3, employees and members of the public will be required to 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.

The ordinance will be in place for 60 days, unless terminated sooner by council. Anyone found in violation of the ordinance may be fined for each offense.

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View the complete 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


Georgetown County Counts campaign encourages census participation
May 1, 2020

Across S.C., census participation numbers have been disappointing. Totals reported by the Census Bureau show only 49 percent of households in the Palmetto State have completed the census, and the totals are even lower in Georgetown County.

South Carolina ranks 40th in the nation for census participation, and Georgetown County ranks 39th in the state. 

“Data from the 2020 census can have a huge impact on our community, and communities across the nation,” said Angela Christian, Georgetown County Administrator. “For the next decade, these numbers will impact the amount of federal funding we receive, how much representation we have in government at the state and national levels, and even where businesses choose to locate. It is imperative that every resident in Georgetown County be counted.”

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