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Business at City Hall:  


COVID 19 Vaccinations available by appt. for anyone in Phase 1A. Please see the following for the guidelines.


The following link sends you to the VAMS website for scheduling and other Vaccination questions.



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 of Barnwell has an Emergency Mask Ordinance in place (passed on January 4, 2021) and will be in effect for 60 days beginning January 5.  All patrons and employees of retail, foodservice and public buildings within the corporate city limits of Barnwell must wear a mask indoors unless where an exception is allowed.  See the official ordinance 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.  



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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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