Barnwell NEWS

Business at City Hall:  

Conducting business, whether to pay a water bill, a city fine, get a building permit or sign up for a recreational activity or reserve a park, you may call our offices ahead of time for instructions, 803-259-3266.  Our offices are open to the public and we allow no more than 4 (four) persons in our lobby at one time.  Masks are now required by the public.  If you feel ill, we do ask you to call ahead and we will determine if business can be conducted over the phone or at the drive-thru window (off of Jackson St.).  Thank you for helping to keep yourselves and our employees safe.    


The City Council passed a Mask Ordinance on October 26.  This ordinance goes into effect on October 30 at 6 am.  Please see a copy of the Ordinance here.

Christmas Events are STILL planned here in Barnwell.  
Dec 5*:Noon - Free candy cane hunt for the kids (2-12)
            4 pm - Christmas Parade (Click here for registration)
            5:30 pm - Annual Tree Lighting on the Circle
Come out and help us celebrate.  Masks in crowds will be required.

*All scheduled events are subject to change due to weather conditions.


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


The City Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving and the Friday after, November 26-27.  If you have a sewer emergency, please call dispatch at 803-541-1080 for the employee on call.  Trash pick up will be changed for Thursday; it will be picked up on Friday.  All other days of the week are as scheduled. 



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.  



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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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