Site Map, Department Links and Descriptions
Oversees daily operations of Georgetown County Government and execute the policies
and directives of County Council
The Finance Department maintains the fiscal integrity of the County’s financial records, administers and monitors the County’s annual operating budget.
The Grants Administrator actively seeks available grant funding and provides administrative oversight for County grant activities ensuring that both the granting agencies and the County fulfill and administer grants according to all requirements of laws, regulations and formally established policies.
Forecasts, recruits and retains a skilled workforce by managing employee compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, employee relations and morale programs.
Complete operations of the Information systems and services working closely with all county departments to maintain a high standard of technical services.
Procures all materials and supplies used by the entire County’s Departments, maintains a centralized listing of bidders classified according to material, supplies or service.
Assists veterans and their dependents in filing applications to determine their basic eligibility and conditions of benefits entitlement as administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Develops and encourages job creation and investment in Georgetown County by promoting a positive business climate, marketing Georgetown County and developing growth opportunities for new and existing industries
Provides administrative support, maintaining court records and information of the judicial system for Common Pleas, Family Court and General Sessions.
Has jurisdiction in matters such as child support, alimony, domestic abuse, divorces, interstate custody case, URESA (Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act), visitation, separate maintenance, custody, name change, annulment, paternity, equitable distribution, legal guardianship, support modification, and termination of support.
General Sessions Court hears criminal cases. The principal parties in these cases are the solicitor, who represents the state, and the defendant’s attorney.
Frequently asked questions about Jury selection, serving, and compensation.
There are six Magistrate Courts in Georgetown County including Central Traffic Court. Magistrate Courts have jurisdiction over all criminal and traffic offenses where punishments do not exceed fines of $500 plus assessments and court costs or imprisonment of 30 days, or both. Magistrate Courts have jurisdiction of civil matters involving claims that are $7,500.00 or less. In addition, the Magistrate conducts Bonding Court twice a day.
The Master-in-Equity Court provides a relatively quick and inexpensive means of litigation resolution for Civil, non-jury matters. However, parties may not initiate action in the Master-in-Equity Court. Only cases assigned by the Court of Common Pleas through an Order of Reference signed by a Circuit Court Judge may be heard by the Master-in-Equity.
Provides services including probating estates, resolving disputes in estates and trusts, handling involuntary commitments for alcohol/drug abuse and/or mental illness, obtaining marriage licenses, appointing and supervising guardians and conservators, and approving minor and wrongful death settlements.
The Solicitor´s office is responsible for the prosecution of both adults charged with General Sessions Court offenses, and Family Court cases involving juveniles charged with all criminal and Court cases involving juveniles charged with all criminal and statutory offenses.
News and Information
Prepare the County Council Agenda, records, Council Minutes; process, index and file ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds, liens and other official documents; publish and post ordinances, resolutions and official hearing notices; and performs all duties required by the State Codes, and all local ordinances, resolutions and Codes.
Photos and biographies of currently serving council members for each district.
Minutes and Agendas
County Council meeting minutes and agendas provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Department and Permits
Assures compliance with the applicible residentialand commercial building codes and fire, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, gas, and flood zone and other regulations.
Provides maps and mapping services for County Departments and the public.
Develops a comprehensive and innovative land use, planning program, creating viable solutions for the future growth and development of Georgetown County.
Records, maintains, and provides informational access for documents concerning land titles (deeds), certain liens, and other documents related to property transactions in Georgetown County.
Receives all emergency calls and non-emergent calls from residents of Georgetown County requiring the assistance from Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services including the 2 rescue squads.
Responsible for investigating deaths that occur in the emergency rooms of the local hospitals and patients that die in the hospital within 24 hours of hospital admission, and death investigations involving homicides, suicides, accidents, and all sudden and unexplained deaths.
Houses sentenced and un-sentenced inmates.
Protects life, limb, property, and the environment, in a timely and professional manner, with the highest quality of emergency service for the citizens of Georgetown County.
- Emergency Management
Acts as a liaison between the State Emergency Preparedness Department and other state agencies during disasters and works with local Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Departments and others, coordinating the planning, response, recovery and mitigation activities for natural and manmade disasters.
Oversees key emergency service agencies and the integration of theses services in Georgetown County, including, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Communications and the Emergency Preparedness Department.
County Fire Department
Protects life, prevents the outbreak of fires in the community, and limits the damage to property and the environment for some 750 square miles of the County of Georgetown.
Protects the life and property of all citizens in Georgetown County.
Maintains composting facility creating a stable, soil enriching humus from raw organic waste.
Maintains all county-owned facilities, renovates existing facilities, and constructs new structures. The department also provides custodial services in a number of locations, along with electrical, carpentry, paint, masonry, and utility support.
Controls the mosquito population in Georgetown County using surveillance, truck spraying, and aerial spraying.
Provides citizens a convenient means of recycling with thirteen recycling centers located throughout the county.
- Roads/Streets & Drainage
Constructs and maintains earth and paved roads, construction and maintenance of storm drainage systems, and maintains the Georgetown County right-of-ways throughout the unincorporated areas of the county.
Serves as a community resource that expands and enriches the lives of residents by providing and promoting the use of the library system’s information, education, and recreation resources.
Enhances the quality of life of residents and visitors to Georgetown County; provides a broad, diverse and challenging set of cultural and recreational programs; and offers clean, beautiful and safe parks.
Maintains an inventory of parcels of real property including mobile homes in Georgetown County and its municipalities.
Annually prepares a complete listing and description of all taxable real and personal property within the county, political subdivisions, and special purpose districts; by owner, type of property, levy, location, and assessed value.
Encourages voluntary compliance with the tax laws of the State of South Carolina and the tax ordinances of Georgetown County.
Notifies, and collects real and personal property taxes including vehicles, water & sewer assessments, and oversees their disbursement to County government, municipalities, schools and special taxing districts in Georgetown County.
Registration & Elections
Provides information concerning absentee applications, registration deadlines, change of address forms, voting locations, precinct names, and information for all federal, state, and local elections held within Georgetown County.
Links of interest to Georgetown County Residents.
Serves as a liaison between the public, governmental agencies and the four (4) elected state legislators (two State senators and two representatives) who represent Georgetown County.
Georgetown County School District, K-12 information.
Frequently requested topics such as job vacancies, licenses, property assessment, court cases, building permits, and more.
Locations of Georgetown County Facilities, county map, and map search facility.
Information on Georgetown County from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Georgetown County information from the Chamber of Commerce.
Area weather from the National Weather Service.