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The 2020 Census is NOT OVER, but is coming to a close SOON!  September 30 is the deadline for all self-response households and the field data collection that will be commencing soon.    Please see the attached information about the Census.  Your participation is VITAL for our community and county!  Please pass this information on to friends, relatives, neighbors. The following flyer is an excellent source of information. Please CLICK here.






Beginning June 1, 2020, City Hall will reopen our Main lobby to the public.  Following social distancing protocols, these procedures will be put in place:

  • Only 4 customers may be in the lobby at one time. 
  • Blue markers will be placed on the floor indicating places customers may stand.
  • Chairs in the lobby will be available as well and are set apart as required.
  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the custodian will prepare the lobby for customers by sanitizing all surfaces form the door handles on the outside of the building to interior surfaces, counters, etc. 
  • The lobby will then be wiped over by various staff members every few hours, depending on how many customers have come through and if there were any customers showing sign or symptoms of sickness.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the staff will prepare the lobby in a wipe down before opening at 9 am, and then continue every few hours as indicated above. 
  • Staff are encouraged but not required to wear PPEs provided (gloves, masks, etc.)
  • There will be a glass partition installed over the counter in the lobby as a separation barrier between the clerks and the public. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby for the public.
  • Signage will be developed and placed on the front doors as well as in the lobby for instructions. 
  • Signage will also be placed on the outer doors to request customers who feel ill to use the drive thru window or call the office, before coming in the lobby.
  • Encourage the public to continue using the drop box and drive thru for city business.
  • Encourage the public to adhere to all recommended social distancing and other protective measures while conducting business in City Hall.
  • Notification of this information will be distributed via several means including, but not limited to newspaper, social media, city website, signage, and telephone.


The City Council has voted to encourage our citizens, businesses and visitors to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.  Please see full resolution here.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONDAY: See our results and our next scheduled pick up!


The Barnwell Police Department is a medication drop off location.  The box is located inside the lobby of the Police Station at 105 Burr Street.  Safe and discreet - no questions asked!  No liquids accepted.  



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Ours is a community where people still gather downtown to shop, swap stories, and catch up. We are a place where education is a priority. We are a small city that is creating economic opportunities within and around our borders. We are a community where having fun can be skiing on the lake or playing softball at the park. We know the rewards of hard work and the art of good living. We invite you to explore our hometown... Barnwell, Live Well.

Welcome to the City of Barnwell website. This site is dedicated to the municipal, governmental and economic business conducted within the city limits of Barnwell, as well as the promotion of our community in and around the city as Barnwell serves as a central economic core and county seat for Barnwell County. Please visit these pages to learn more about the services we offer, the opportunities that are here and the quality of life that we work on providing every day. If you have a question that you cannot find answered on this website, please call us at 803-259-3266.

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As of 8/6/2018, all City owned buildings and vehicles are smoke-free.  Thank you for not smoking.  All City owned Parks are tobacco-free.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

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