Effective Monday August 29th, City Hall Services will be open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 1134 N. Fraser Street (formerly SCB&T Building- across from Verizon Wireless). This includes Finance, Housing & Community Development, and Administration.
All normal contact phone numbers for these services should be operational.
The SC DOT contractor is scheduled to begin the pavement milling of Broad Street on Monday, August 22nd. This will require some closure of the street to traffic and parking. The pavement milling is scheduled to last about 1 week and will be followed by the repaving of the street
Due to the issues with City Hall, all City Council Meetings and Council Workshops, and the regular meetings of the City Boards including the Architectural Review Board (ARB), Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), and Planning Commission, will be held at the Municipal Court until further notice. The Municipal Court is located at the Police Department at 2222 Highmarket Street. These meetings will still be open for the public to attend.
Foundation borings at City Hall have continued through the day today and will resume again on Monday. All City services will continue operating at the Georgetown Police Department located at 2222 Highmarket Street until further notice.
The August 18th City Council Meeting will be held at Municipal Court located at the Police Department at 5:30pm. All regular Council meetings and workshops as well as any City Board meetings will take place at this location until further notice.
During the relocation of City Hall services to the Police Department, all utility cutoffs were held in abeyance. Beginning on Monday August 15th, utility disconnects for nonpayment will resume.
We thank the public for their patience.
The City services normally associated with City Hall are up and operating at the Georgetown Police Department located at 2222 Highmarket Street. The temporary closure of City Hall was necessary due to settlement issues causing floor tiles in the rotunda to heave and break apart. The building will be assessed today by a structural engineer for an opinion. Tomorrow, borings will be conducted in an effort to determine whether any voids have developed around supporting elements of the building. The City will update the public as soon as more information becomes available.
Contact numbers for City Hall are below. Please be patient when calling, as we are limited in our call waiting roll over capabilities. City Staff is working diligently in order to keep operations running smoothly. Please call back if your call is ultimately directed to voicemail.
- City Hall Customer Service / Utility Inquiries – 843-545-4007
- Finance Department – 843-545-4048
- Administration – 843-545-4003
- City Clerk – 843-545-4002
- Housing & Community Development – 843-545-4010
- Human Resources – 843-545-4004
We highly encourage email correspondence to employees as an alternative to phone calls. Email addresses can be found under Contacts Us link at the bottom of the City’s website.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Power was lost throughout the City at approximately 1:45 am this morning (Aug. 8th) due to failure with a lightning arrestor at Santee Cooper’s Georgetown City Substation on Prince Street. The City Electric Department assisted Santee Cooper’s personnel to resolve the situation, which was completed at approximately 3:45am. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Broad St. Streetscape Project began on March 10th. The first phase of the project involves boring and installing the electrical conduit, and putting in the light pole bases. Landscaping and sidewalk work will follow. Most of this work should not impact traffic. However, there will be some street closure when SCDOT does the street resurfacing work. SCDOT has not yet provided the dates for this work, but when it is known, the information will be posted on the City’s Website and City’s Facebook Page.