To manage the legal interests of Berkeley County Government, which includes Berkeley County Council, the countywide elected officials, the various departments that administer county services and functions, and affiliated organizations, and also to mitigate and minimize its risks and liabilities through advice, documentation, and representation.

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The Legal Department provides legal advice to Berkeley County Council and Berkeley County staff. We cannot provide legal advice to the public. Therefore, we have outlined resources to assist the public with finding an attorney, accessing public records and addressing various legal concerns. The Berkeley County Legal Department’s responsibilities include:

  • Accepting service on behalf of the County, its departments, and elected officials, in most matters.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, resolutions and ordinances that carry out the general business of the County
  • Participating in the preparation and execution of multi-governmental contracts between the county and outside agencies
  • Providing legal counsel and assistance on such matters as personnel issues, contracts, collections, recording problems and issues relating to the application of Federal or State laws, as well as interpretation of locally enacted ordinances
  • Providing information to our congressional delegation as well as the state delegation regarding certain matters pending before Congress and the General Assembly
  • Coordinating and directing litigation on behalf of the County and in which the County is a named party, as well as represent the County and its employees in defense litigation
  • Serving as a liaison between the Insurance Reserve Fund in certain matters and claims
  • Fostering an environment which is conducive to the best interest of Berkeley County through professional contacts and services on various boards and committees
  • Provide assistance to County departments in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Offering assistance in procurement actions associated with the County

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Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAugust 3, 20201 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal…

Berkeley County Returns to OPCON 3 Monday, May 18

Jenna Ley JamisonMay 18, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, May 18, 2020) – Berkeley County is scheduled to return to OPCON Level 3, or normal operating conditions, at noon today. The County continues to work with local, state…

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, May 8, 2020) – Berkeley County Government buildings will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20. The Voters Registration and Elections Office will be open to the public…

Supervisor Cribb Issues Statement Responding to Governor McMaster’s Order

hmoldenhauerApril 1, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Wednesday, April 1, 2020) – Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb is urging citizens to follow the Governor’s orders and encouraging people to stay home if possible. Supervisor Cribb issued the…

Limited Operations to Resume March 30- Update #9

hmoldenhauerMarch 27, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, March 27, 2020) – Berkeley County Government offices and courts are closed to the public and employees TODAY, Friday, March 27. This does NOT include the Voter Registration and…

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