Barnwell NEWS


Census is coming to a CLOSE!!!  Our Community needs to make sure you are counted!!!  Check out this event!!!

Gift cards and a $500 cash prize through a drawing are available to residents completing their census forms Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., at Barnwell County’s Voter Registration and Elections Office. Voter registration also will be available.
The Voter Registration and Elections office is located at 367 Fuldner Road in the county’s Airport Industrial Park off Ellenton Street (US 278) in Barnwell.
Generations Unlimited is providing the gift cards and the cash prize as well as boxed food items. The boxed food items will go to the first 75 participants who complete their census forms.
List of gift cards:
$250 Walmart
$250 BP Gas
$100 IGA
$100 CVS Pharmacy
$100 Schumpert’s Market
$50 VISA
$50 VISA
$25 Miller’s Breadbasket
Barnwell County, Generations Unlimited, and counties throughout the state are working with SC Counts 2020 and the United Way Association of South Carolina in a major drive to boost completion of census forms.
Census takers will assist citizens in completing the census forms online.
Social distancing will be practiced. Wearing of face masks is requested. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.
For more information, phone County Administrator Tim Bennett at (803) 300-7731.



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 encouraged but not required.  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 voted to encourage our citizens, businesses and visitors to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.  Please see full resolution here.


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


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.  



To know more about what is going on in the City, please sign up for our Barnwell Buzz email.  



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. 

Public Notices


FOIA POLICY & REQUEST FORM for general purposes to the city.  

For Police FOIA, please CLICK HERE.


NOTICE:  Information regarding Public Comments and addressing City Council during a Council Meeting.

Barnwell BUZZ!!!   Sign up for our E-news email that is distributed at least once a month. Please provide your email for the E-news.  Click here to see the latest Barnwell BUZZ

For FULL Calendar Information and more details, please visit our Calendar of Events Page.

© Copyright City of Barnwell, SC - Phone: 803.259.3266 - E-mail the Webmaster