Barnwell NEWS

The following statement from our Chief of Police is supported by the Mayor and the City as a request for citizens to use common sense approaches to activities you may engage in.  Click on the image to bring up the pdf document.


Until further Notice the City of Barnwell will be limiting access from the public to employees.  Offices are locked but employees are still working and   answering phones.  To conduct business with our offices, please call 803-259-3266 for City Hall, and 803-259-1838 for the Police Department.  Water payments will be taken over the phone, through the mail, via the drop box or in the drive-thru (when available).  All court fines can be made online at

Please call the City Hall for other business transactions.  For court cases scheduled through April, please contact the Clerk of Court with any questions.  New summons will be mailed.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  This procedure will be in place until further notice.





The 2020 Census is coming up fast!  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.


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.  


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


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We are Barnwell, South Carolina...


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.

Pay court fines (traffic tickets) online...

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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