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Until further Notice the City of Barnwell is limiting access from the public to employees.  Office hours have also changed and we are working limited crews in the City Hall as well as in water, street and recreation.  The City Hall (and water department) office hours will be from 9 am until 1 pm, Monday - Friday (holidays excluded).  To conduct business with our offices, please call 803-259-3266 for City Hall, and 803-259-1838 for the Police Department.  Water payments will be taken over the phone, through the mail, via the drop box (check or money order only please) or in the drive-thru at the back parking lot (when available).  If you have an emergency with a sewer back up or other similar problem and it is after the 1 pm hour, please call dispatch at 803-541-1080 for the on-call employee.  

All court and traffic fines must be paid online at  If you are unable to pay online, a money order, made out to Barnwell Municipal Court can be placed in the city drop box located on the Circle side of the City Hall building.  Ticket payments will NOT be taken at the drive-thru.  The money order must have the ticket number and defendant's name listed on it.  Personal checks are NOT accepted.  If you have any questions, you may call 803-259-3266, ext. 1032.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but for the safety of our employees, we must reduce time and hours.  We appreciate your understanding.  This procedure will be in place until further notice.





The 2020 Census is coming up fast!  Please see the attached information about the Census.  Your participation is VITAL for our community and county!  Please pass this information on to friends, relatives, neighbors. The following flyer is an excellent source of information. Please CLICK here.


The Barnwell Police Department is a medication drop off location.  The box is located inside the lobby of the Police Station at 105 Burr Street.  Safe and discreet - no questions asked!  No liquids accepted.  


MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONDAY: See our results and our next scheduled pick up!


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We are Barnwell, South Carolina...


Ours is a community where people still gather downtown to shop, swap stories, and catch up. We are a place where education is a priority. We are a small city that is creating economic opportunities within and around our borders. We are a community where having fun can be skiing on the lake or playing softball at the park. We know the rewards of hard work and the art of good living. We invite you to explore our hometown... Barnwell, Live Well.

Welcome to the City of Barnwell website. This site is dedicated to the municipal, governmental and economic business conducted within the city limits of Barnwell, as well as the promotion of our community in and around the city as Barnwell serves as a central economic core and county seat for Barnwell County. Please visit these pages to learn more about the services we offer, the opportunities that are here and the quality of life that we work on providing every day. If you have a question that you cannot find answered on this website, please call us at 803-259-3266.

Pay court fines (traffic tickets) online...

As of 8/6/2018, all City owned buildings and vehicles are smoke-free.  Thank you for not smoking.  All City owned Parks are tobacco-free.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

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