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The business of all Georgetown County departments and offices is open to public review, as is required by the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Any member of the public can request county documents via our online FOIA Request Center, or by mailing or hand delivering written requests to the office of the Public Information Officer at 716 Prince St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
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Georgetown County regularly posts news updates at our Online Newsroom, including hurricane and other emergency information. Visit our home page to sign up to receive news alerts via email or text message. You can also stay updated via our social media accounts. Additionally, we put out a free, monthly e-newsletter, the Georgetown County Chronicle.
The Georgetown County Chronicle is the county’s free, monthly e-newsletter and contains information about county activities, programs and events, as well as important announcements from Georgetown County government. It is intended for Georgetown County residents, property owners, visitors and potential new residents.
Absolutely! County employees regularly speak to clubs, civic organizations and other groups on an array of topics, from recycling to planning and zoning. We love sharing all the exciting things happening in Georgetown County government with residents. To schedule a presentation, contact the Public Information Officer.
An online phone directory is available here. Additionally you can call (843) 545-3063 for an automated directory of departments.
Georgetown County introduced the Taxpayer Academy in 2020 as a way to help residents learn more about what their local government does and how tax dollars are spent. The program is offered at regular intervals, with sessions that give participants a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of various county departments and divisions. Space in each class is limited to ensure a better experience as participants visit various facilities and talk to staff. Participants must reside in Georgetown County.