Local Dialing and Area Code Changes

Due to the rapid growth of technology along with the ever increasing need for phone numbers, new mandated changes applying to phone service will soon become effective.

Effective 09/19/2015, 10-digit dialing will be required for all long distance AND local calling within the 843 area code.  For example, when dialing the Berkeley county switchboard number, you would dial 843-719-4234.  This method of dialing has been activated and you may begin using it at any time.

New Sheriff Oath of Office Ceremony

Berkeley County Sheriff-Elect Duane Lewis will officially be sworn-in to office on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom E of the Berkeley County Courthouse. The Honorable Kristi Lea Harrington, a resident Circuit Court Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit, is scheduled to administer the oath of office.

County employees are invited to attend the ceremony, as is the general public.