Berkeley County Council declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday, March 17 at a special called Council Meeting. That notice can be found HERE.

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

Advance Notice: Friday, April 3
County Offices/Courts will be CLOSED except for
Landfill and Convenience Centers
Animal Center
Online service/payments will operate as normal

EMS Chief Discusses COVID-19

Telephone and email: Operating as normal
Online service/payments: Operating as normal
Most County buildings/facilities: CLOSED to the public
  • Open
  • Restricted Access
  • Closed Until Further Notice
  • Airport
  • Animal Center
No longer accepting owner turn-ins
No longer allowing children volunteers
Please make appointments on Facebook
  • Landfills and Convenience Centers
Candidate filing will close at noon on March 30, 2020. All partisan candidates seeking office in the November 3, 2020 General Election must file during this period. Any candidate that would like to make an appointment for filing can call the office at (843) 719-4056 or email
The following departments located at the Berkeley County Administration Building are closed but provide drop-off facilities Drop-offs at secure box located outside for:
  • Treasurer’s Office
  • Delinquent Tax
  • Voter Registration and Elections
    (Blank Forms Also Avialable)
Drop-offs at secure box located inside lobby entrance for:
  • Auditor’s Office
  • Register of Deeds Essential limited public access plan in operation, for more information, contact (843) 719-4084.
  • Real Property Services
  • Permitting and Codes
  • Planning and Zoning
Animal Center No longer accepting owner turn-ins No longer allowing children volunteers Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS) Suspending water cut-offs and turning on water to customers that were previously turned-off due to non-payment.
  • Auditor’s Office
  • Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS)
  • Coroner’s Office
  • Cypress Gardens
    • All school field trips have been canceled
  • Delinquent Tax
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • GIS
  • Human Resources
  • 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

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.

MUSC is offering FREE Health Virtual Urgent Care screenings. Telephone (843) 792-7000 for more information, or visit 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.

County Update #4
County Update #3
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
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


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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