For important statewide information, visit accelerate.sc.gov.

All Berkeley County updates will be posted on the Berkeley County website under Coronavirus COVID-19 latest, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

For reopening strategies and guidance, please visit One Region re|IGNITE

Advance Notice: Friday, April 24
County Offices/Courts will be CLOSED except for
Landfill and Convenience Centers
Animal Center
Online service/payments will operate as normal
  • Handling Trash During COVID-19:
    More Residential Waste
  • County Keeps Going
    During COVID-19
  • EMS Chief Discusses
    COVID-19​

Berkeley County Government Offices and Buildings are OPEN

The Berkeley County Courthouse is closed. On June 1, Family Court will resume with limited entry of pertinent witnesses.

On June 12, as per the Chief Justice, the County Courthouse will reopen unless directed further.

Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) branches are OPEN

Telephone and email: Operating as normal
Online service/payments: Operating as normal
  • Open
  • Restricted Access
  • Closed
  • Airport
  • Animal Center

NOT accepting owner turn-ins;
Children volunteers NOT allowed.
Please make appointments on The Official Website

  • Landfills and Convenience Centers
  • Voter Registration and Elections

The following departments located at the Berkeley County Administration Building are closed but are providing drop-off facilities.

Drop-offs at secure box located outside for:

  • Treasurer’s Office
  • Delinquent Tax

Drop-offs at secure box located inside lobby entrance for:

  • Auditor’s Office
  • Register of Deeds
    The ROD drop box is to be used for document recordings only. Documents should be placed in an envelope with proper instructions for return. Please include a check for the correct recording fees as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope for document return. (no cash will be accepted)
    Essential limited public access plan in operation, for more information, contact (843) 719-4084.
  • Real Property Services
  • Permitting and Codes
  • Planning and Zoning

Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS)
Suspending water cut-offs and turning on water to customers that were previously turned-off due to non-payment.

Staff can be reached during normal business hours by phone or email.

  • Auditor’s Office
  • Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS)
  • Coroner’s Office
  • Cypress Gardens
    • Will reopen Tuesday, May 26
  • Delinquent Tax
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • GIS
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Libraries
  • Mosquito Abatement
  • Permitting and Codes
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Real Property Services
  • Register of Deeds
  • Roads & Bridges
  • Supervisor’s Office
  • Treasurer’s Office
  • Veteran Affairs

See 'Restricted Access' tab for departments who have drop-boxes available

Statement on Evictions and Foreclosures
from Chief Justice Beatty

“On March 19, 2020, I ordered courts to reschedule evictions and delay foreclosure proceedings through May 1, 2020. I issued this order understanding the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on institutions and individuals, and on the basis that increased housing insecurity and homelessness would worsen the threat posed by the illness.”

“It has come to my attention that some people are taking advantage of this devastating crisis by declining to make rent or mortgage payments. I want to remind people who are able to pay their rents and mortgages that they should continue to make their payments. My order did not relieve people of their personal responsibilities or financial obligations.”

“As of now, the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is scheduled to end on May 1, 2020, and at that time any evictions or foreclosures may proceed. As we all work together to fight the spread of COVID-19, I will continue to monitor conditions and consider how to address evictions and foreclosure proceedings during this public health emergency.”

Health Services

Berkeley County officials continue to encourage citizens to take precautions and limit the spread of the virus.

Public health officials also continue to advise proper preventative measures that have been issued by DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay healthy and help limit the spread of the virus.

Berkeley County 911 has updated its call-taking software to include the Emergency Infectious Disease Surveyance Tool, a screening resource to identify individuals who may be experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

DHEC Care Line for public inquiries about the virus. Telephone 1-855-472-3432 – weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fetter Healthcare is offering FREE virtual screenings, and drive-thru testing in at several locations in Berkeley County, please visit http://fettercovid19screening.org.

MUSC is offering FREE Health Virtual Urgent Care screenings. Telephone (843) 792-7000 for more information, or visit https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-information. Additionally, patients who use Health Virtual Urgent Care can access the drive-through respiratory specimen collection site for COVID-19 testing.

Roper Hospital is offering free virtual screenings from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. https://www.rsfh.com/virtualcare/.

County Update #4
County Update #3
Schools
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered school closures around the state. Schools will remain closed through the end of March.
County Update #2
South Carolina
Governor McMaster declared a state of emergency throughout South Carolina
Federal
President Donald Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency
County Update #1
Tuesday March 17
Monday March 16
Sunday, March 15
Friday March 13
Friday, March 13
Friday, March 13
Monday March 9

Employees

County employees were asked to work from home when possible. Additionally, work schedules have been reduced and staggered. Questions should be addressed to the respective department whose phone numbers and email addresses can be found here.

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