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There are 46 counties in South Carolina.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in South Carolina consists of:

  • Counties: There are 46 counties in South Carolina. The entire state is divided into counties. None have a charter.
  • Municipalities: There are 270 cities and towns in South Carolina. There is not a significant legal difference between cities and towns. None have a charter.[2][3]

Note: The South Carolina Constitution authorizes home rule charters, but the South Carolina General Assembly has not passed the legislation required to implement the provision.[4]

  • In addition, there are 283 special districts and 83 independent school districts.[5]

Initiative process availability

The initiative process is mandated in all South Carolina local governments.[6]

County website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of South Carolina county websites

As of 2009:

  • 16 South Carolina counties put their budget information on their websites.
  • 32 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 40 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 34 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • 18 gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 18 counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • None of the counties provided information about contracts with county vendors.
  • None of the county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • Four county websites provided information on how to request public records using the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
  • Only four county websites provided some information about county taxes.

Counties without websites

As of June 2010, only two South Carolina counties did not have a website: Lee and Marion counties.

Counties

County County seat
Abbeville County, South Carolina Abbeville
Aiken County, South Carolina Aiken, South Carolina
Allendale County, South Carolina Allendale
Anderson County, South Carolina Anderson
Bamberg County, South Carolina Bamberg
Barnwell County, South Carolina Barnwell
Beaufort County, South Carolina Beaufort
Berkeley County, South Carolina Moncks Corner
Calhoun County, South Carolina Saint Matthews
Charleston County, South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
Cherokee County, South Carolina Gaffney
Chester County, South Carolina Chester
Chesterfield County, South Carolina Chesterfield
Clarendon County, South Carolina Manning
Colleton County, South Carolina Walterboro
Darlington County, South Carolina Darlington
Dillon County, South Carolina Dillon
Dorchester County, South Carolina Saint George
Edgefield County, South Carolina Edgefield
Fairfield County, South Carolina Winnsboro
Florence County, South Carolina Florence
Georgetown County, South Carolina Georgetown
Greenville County, South Carolina Greenville, South Carolina
Greenwood County, South Carolina Greenwood
Hampton County, South Carolina Hampton
Horry County, South Carolina Conway
Jasper County, South Carolina Ridgeland
Kershaw County, South Carolina Camden
Lancaster County, South Carolina Lancaster
Laurens County, South Carolina Laurens
Lee County, South Carolina Bishopville
Lexington County, South Carolina Lexington
Marion County, South Carolina Marion
Marlboro County, South Carolina Bennettsville
McCormick County, South Carolina McCormick
Newberry County, South Carolina Newberry
Oconee County, South Carolina Walhalla
Orangeburg County, South Carolina Orangeburg
Pickens County, South Carolina Pickens
Richland County, South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina
Saluda County, South Carolina Saluda
Spartanburg County, South Carolina Spartanburg
Sumter County, South Carolina Sumter
Union County, South Carolina Union
Williamsburg County, South Carolina Kingstree
York County, South Carolina York

References

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