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Driver’s License/Vehicle Tag


After moving to South Carolina, you have 30 days to obtain a state driver’s license and vehicle tag. Military personnel may keep using their out-of-state driver’s license and tags as long as they are valid.

Anyone applying for a SC license for the first time must present a birth certificate and Social Security card.

The Department of Public Safety, Motor Vehicle & Driver’s License office is located on Hwy 25 N., toward Greenwood. he phone number is (803) 637-3113. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Property Taxes


Property taxes are assessed annually on vehicles. Payments are made to the Edgefield County Treasurer’s office in the courthouse, 129 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. The phone number is (803) 637-4069. Tax receipts are necessary to receive a vehicle tag from the Department of Public Safety.

Tax payments may be made by mail. A new vehicle sticker will be sent by return mail.

Voter Registration

To become a registered elector in South Carolina, a person must be at least 18 years old on Election Day, a United States citizen and resident of the state, county and precinct in which he wishes to register to vote.

Voter registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to any election. Positive proof of residence is required.

Registration-by-mail forms are available at U.S. Post Offices. Registration may be done in person at the Edgefield County Voter Registration Office in the courthouse, 129 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, (803) 637-4072.


If you plan to build a home or bring a manufactured home into Edgefield County, you will need to obtain a permit from the appropriate office. The first stop for new locations is the E 911 office, Courthouse Square, Edgefield. Your new address will be required for all other procedures.

The Edgefield County Building Department is in Suite 104 in the courthouse. Proper procedures and forms are available. The phone number is (803) 637-4073.

Septic tank permits/inspection are available from the Edgefield County Health Department in Edgefield, (803) 637-4035.

The Tri-County Solid Waste Authority has a number of convenience centers throughout the county. These full-service centers are for disposal of garbage, yard waste, and bulk items and recycling of aluminum cans, cardboard, newspapers, batteries, oil, plastic containers, and white goods (old appliances and scrap metal).

County residents need to have a vehicle window sticker to use the convenience sites. You can pick up a recycling decal at the County Governmental Bldg., Courthouse Square, Edgefield. Phone number for Solid Waste Authority is (803) 275-5345.

To inquire about waste pick-up within the town, contact the Johnston and Edgefield town halls. Trenton residents must use the convenience centers.

Police Emergency

ALL emergencies in town or county: — 911
Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office: — 803-637-5337
Edgefield Town Hall/Police: — 803-637-4014
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Johnston Town Hall/Police: — 803-275-2488
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Trenton Town Hall/Police: — 803-275-2538
8:00 a.m.–Noon, Monday-Friday;
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday
SC Highway Patrol: — 803-637-3459
SC Highway Patrol Greenwood office: — 800-768-1502
Emergency Preparedness Director: — 803-275-4444

Local Government Offices

Edgefield County government offices: — 803-637-4000
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Forest Service/Natural Resources

SC Department of Natural Resources: — 803-637-3397/3438
SC Forestry Commission: — 803-637-6555
Burn Notification: — 800-688-5584
U.S. Forest Service: — 803-637-5396


Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority: — 803-637-3011
South Carolina Electric & Gas: — 803-275-2534
Aiken Electric Cooperative: — 803-637-3189
BellSouth: — 803-780-2355
Barnes Oil & Propane: — 803-275-2570
Dixie LP Gas: — 803-275-3203

Healthcare and Services

Edgefield County Hospital: — 803-637-3174
Area Agency on Aging: — 803-637-5326
Department of Social Services: — 803-637-4040

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