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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update #10

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Friday, May 15, 2020) – The Town of Summerville’s State of Emergency expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020. The vote made in March by Town Council temporarily suspended normal operating procedures of Town Council and authorized the Town Administrator and Mayor to develop and enact a plan to ensure the continuity in the delivery of government services during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.

The Annex Building and Town Hall will reopen to the public for business purposes at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 18 with strict guidelines.

  • The public can only enter Town Hall through the entrance near W. 2nd South St.
  • The public can only enter the Annex Building through the main entrance near W. Richardson Ave.
  • Anyone who attempts to enter the facilities will be required to have their temperature taken by a first responder from Summerville Fire & Rescue. Entrance will not be granted to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or over.
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • Staff will sanitize commonly touched surfaces in common areas throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed throughout the facilities.

Services for permitting, planning, zoning, business licensing, code enforcement, and general requests are available online through the CitizenServe portal or by phone.

  • Town Hall: (843) 871-6000.
  • Administration: (843) 851-4200 or (843) 851-4201
  • Building Permits: (843) 851-4205
  • Business Licenses: (843) 851-4215 or (843) 695-6508
  • Code Enforcement: (843) 851-4219
  • Fire Department: (843) 873-5107
  • Municipal Court: (843) 875-2010
  • Parks and Recreation: (843) 851-5211
  • Planning/Tree Permits: (843) 851-4214
  • Police Department: (843) 871-2463 or (843) 875-1650
  • Public Works: (843) 851-4225


  • All notices have been sent out to the address that was on file with the rescheduled court date. You can check your court date by going to and entering your name or case number to check your reschedule information. Staff will be available by phone at (843) 875-2010 for payments and questions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments can also be made online at or dropped off in our overnight payment receptacle outside Town Hall.


  • 2020 Farmers Market has been postponed. In an effort to support local farmers, the Town of Summerville will operate an Essential Farm Goods Market until the Summerville Farmers Market officially re-opens for the season. The scaled-down market operates every Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. beginning with vendors selling produce, eggs, meat, and dairy items.
  • Fire Department’s car seat installation classes are canceled.
  • May Movies in the Park is canceled.
  • Staff will work with permittees on upcoming rentals.


  • All deadlines for fines, penalties, and fees or the deadline for any other act required by the Town are suspended for March, April, and May. This suspension is only for penalties and does not affect the actual payments.
  • Business license penalties are suspended through August 31. This suspension is only for penalties and does not affect the actual payments.

Public Works

  • Staff is monitoring service requests through the Town of Summerville app and phone calls made to (843) 851-4225.


  • Gahagan Park office will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18.
  • Rollins Edwards Community Center is closed to the public until further notice.
  • All Town tennis courts are now open.
  • All Town spring sports programs are being rescheduled to the summer season.
  • All Town playgrounds, public restrooms, basketball courts, and skate park are closed until further notice.

The Town advises the public to take precautions issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

For more information visit or call the appropriate department.


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