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2018 Lower Savannah Regional Home Consortium is Now Taking Applications for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation

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2018 Official Election Results

View the 2018 Official Election Results for Aiken County

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Will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 4:00 PM in the Aiken County Government Center.

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Absentee Voting for 2018 General Election

COLUMBIA, SC (October 12, 2018) – Absentee voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election is underway at county elections offices throughout the state.

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NOTICE: e-Gov Tax Payments

Starting the first part of September, Aiken County transitioned to a new online property tax payment portal that can be accessed through the County’s website. 

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NOTICE: Hurricane Florence Information

Aiken County Offices will remain open during normal operating hours. State offices & Aiken County School District will be closed starting: Tuesday, 09/11/18 

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State Disbursement Unit for Support Payments

Aiken County will officially implement the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit (SDU) effective October 1, 2018.

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Forfeited Land Commission Meeting

Aiken County Government Center, Third Floor, Room 3604 (County Council Work Session Meeting Room), 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

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2018 Justice Assistance Grant

Public Hearing will be held at the Aiken County Council Building, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina at 5:00 pm on August 21, 2018, at 7:00 pm.

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Board of Appeals Meeting Canceled

Due to no applications submitted for the August 09, 2018 Board of Appeals’ review, there will not be a meeting. The next regular meeting date is Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Official Road Atlas | Update

The latest edition of the Aiken County Official Road Atlas is now available for free download from our GeoServices webpage. This edition reflects information as of April 30, 2018. Printed copies of the atlas are available for $25 and can be purchased at the Service Center on the second floor.

2018 Statewide Primary Results

For the 2018 Statewide Primary Results, visit

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Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

The Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) has openings. We are looking for Aiken County residents who are willing to be advocates for improved pedestrian safety and safer roads for people who ride bicycles.

BPAC is focused on making recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian safety and advocating for implementation of the Aiken County Urbanized Area Bicycle Pedestrian Plan. The plan can be found through a link on the Aiken County website.

Please submit your expression of willingness to serve on BPAC to Please include your contact information along with a statement expressing why you would like to see the urbanized areas be more walking and bicycle friendly.

National Volunteers Week Spotlight: Vince Brumfield

Vince Brumfield has been volunteering with Juvenile Arbitration in the Solicitor’s Office for two years. He likes Arbitration because it gives him “opportunity to give back to the community and an opportunity to try make a difference.”

His best experience with Juvenile Arbitration was when he “saw evidence that youth completed their sanctions and were moving in the right direction.”

Council Meeting Attendees Must Use Rear Entrance

Beginning January 9, those wishing to attend County Council meetings must use the Government Center's rear entrance.  The lower and upper front entrances will not be open.

Board of Appeals Meeting Canceled

The next regular meeting date is Thursday January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Notice

To Call Clerk of Court Sept. 20-21

Through 6 PM on Thursday, September 21, please call 642-1500 to reach the Clerk of Court’s staff. The ServiceCenter staff will transfer calls to the appropriate division of the Clerk’s office. The Clerk’s regular number, 642-1715, should be used for child support payment inquiries but not to reach staff.

2017 Justice Assistance Grant

Public Hearing will be held at the Aiken County Council Building, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina at 5:00 pm on Sept, 19, 2017. This grant will be on County Council consent agenda at 7:00 pm.

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Official Road Atlas | Update

The latest edition of the Aiken County Official Road Atlas is now available for download from our GeoServices webpage . This edition reflects information as of July 31, 2017.

Clear the Shelter!

Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 - For one day only, adoption fees are $0 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Update: Animal Shelter

The Aiken County Animal Shelter will be open on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Total Solar Eclipse Information

At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers who have gathered in areas like Columbia, S.C., will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metro area on the entire East Coast of the United States — ranging from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.

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Whiskey Road Corridor Study

Presentation for Elected Officials
June 16th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1st Floor Sandlapper Room
Aiken County Government Center
1930 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801

Office Furniture & Equipment Auction

Office furniture & equipment from the Aiken County Administration Building are up for auction.

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Transit Development Plan

The Lower Savannah Council of Governments is preparing a Transit Development Plan.  They are focused on gathering community input through their online survey and are hosting three public workshops throughout the month.

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New Property Map Portal

Aiken County announces a newly designed Property Map Portal. Effective Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the County will implement an enhanced property map portal with more GIS information and more functionality. We hope that you find the new portal useful and enjoyable. Please explore it at your leisure.

Deadline for Property Appeal Submissions

As a reminder to the Citizens of the Aiken County: The deadline for appeal submissions is December 15, 2016.

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Convenience Centers Holiday Closings

Visit the Convenience Centers and Landfill webpage to view all locations and hours of operation.

Webpage Closings

Veteran's Village

The Aiken County Veterans Council invites you to attend our Veterans Village on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Aiken Technical College Student Center Gymnasium.

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Used Book Sale

Friends of the Aiken County Public Library is hosting a used book sale.

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Absentee Voting Hours

For The General Election November 8, 2016

Board of Appeals Meeting Rescheduled

The Board of Appeals meeting for October 12, 2016 has been rescheduled due to lack of quorum. The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Animal Sheltering Locations Available

Animal Sheltering Locations in Aiken County For those needing to find shelter for a pet, please click the link above for an interactive map of possibly available locations.

Whiskey Road Corridor Study

The public is encouraged to become involved with the year-long study of the Whiskey Road Corridor which ends in summer 2017. Please share your thoughts on how it should grow and improve.
Visit: and take the 5-minute survey and/or share your ideas on the interactive map.

Aiken County Flood Map Revisions

Aiken County will be hosting an open house for FEMA in the Aiken County Government Center.

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Planning Commission Meeting Rescheduled

The Planning Commission meeting for August 18, 2016 has been rescheduled due to lack of quorum. The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Aiken County Visitors Center Has Moved

The Aiken County Visitors Center has moved to it's new location at 133 Laurens Street NW!

We Look Forward To Seeing You Down The Street!

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Official Road Atlas | Update

The latest edition of the Aiken County Official Road Map Atlas is now available for download from our GeoServices webpage. This edition reflects information as of July 31, 2016.

Public Forum Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Tuesday, 07/26/2016
from 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

The public is invited to come talk directly with representatives of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) & your Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTSMPO).

The meeting will be held in the Linda Beazley Community Meeting Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building on the1st Floor.

535 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901





Unofficial Election Results - District 81

June 28, 2016
Unofficial Election Results for the State House of Representatives, District 81 Statewide Primary.

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Justice Assistance Grant | 2016

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Public Hearing will be held at the Aiken County Council Building, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina at 5:00 pm on July 19, 2016. This grant will be on County Council consent agenda at 7:00 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns about this grant, please contact Chief Deputy Troy Ewell before July 18, 2016.
Phone: 803.642.1778







Absentee Voting

Aiken County Government Center

1930 University Parkway
Suite 1200, AIKEN SC

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 11: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
June 13: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2016 Aiken County Rabies Clinics

The 2016 Aiken County Rabies Clinic will be sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Aiken County Environment Health Services & Local Veterinarians. Vaccination Fee: Prices may vary by clinic, but will not exceed $10.00 per pet **Note: Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a box or carrier.

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Aiken County Registration and Election Commission - Filing Information

March 16: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday
March 17-18: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
March 19-20: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday
March 21-24: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 25 CLOSED
Saturday - Sunday
March 26-27: CLOSED
Monday & Wednesday
March 28-30: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 29: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aiken County Comprehensive Plan



Aiken County Planning & Development
1930 University Parkway
Suite 2806
Aiken, SC 29801
(Shaws Conference Room)

March 2, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm & March 8, 2016 5pm – 7pm

(The meetings will be a "drop-in" open house format) View Document
Any questions about the study, location and/or special needs requests: Contact the Aiken County Planning & Development Department Call 803-642-1520


Voter Registration Deadlines for Primaries Fast Approaching

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 19, 2016) – To help ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primaries (PPPs), the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadlines and urge those already registered to update their information.

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Lower Savannah Regional Fair Housing Survey

The Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) is conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice as part of its obligations in receiving funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This short survey is part of the LSCOG's efforts to obtain feedback from the public. By completing the survey you will help us assess fair housing issues in your community. Your input is important and will directly impact the decision making process.

#SCSaysNoMore in October

What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

The month of October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the United States. The goal of DVAM is to raise public awareness about domestic violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent domestic violence.

By working together and pooling our resources during the month of October, we can highlight domestic violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

New Requirements to File for Legal Residence (4% Discount)

ALL vehicle registration cards reflecting the new domicile (home street) address for each occupant are required for Legal Residence. Driver's License is still required.

Visit the Assessor's office on the 2nd Floor of the Government Center for more information or to file your application.

Official Road Atlas | Update

The latest digital version of the Aiken County Road Atlas is now available. This free PDF file can be downloaded from New to this version are building number maps for Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken. This update includes changes made through July 31, 2015.

2015 Justice Assistance Grant

Public Hearing will be held at the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina at 5:00 pm on July 21, 2015. This grant will be on County Council consent agenda at 7:00 pm.

Dairies of Aiken County Exhibit

The "Dairies of Aiken County Exhibit" will continue through October at the Aiken County Historical Museum.

Holiday Closing: May 25

County offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices and facilities will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, May 26.

Sheriff's Office plans to purchase Tasers with video recording

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office plans to purchase the following equipment with funding from the 2014 Justice Assistance Grant.

Storm Clean-up Work May Be Completed by End of April

Status reports released March 31 indicate an estimated 92% of storm debris has been collected from County roads. The projected completion date of storm cleanup is the end of April.

Transportation Planning Meetings Scheduled

Please voice your concerns at any of the meetings during the update of the Year 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan regarding traffic, growth, public transit, bike and walking paths in this region.

** Website Unavailability Notice **

Starting at 4 PM today (June 19), Aiken County's website will be unavailable at times as the transition to the new website begins.

Government Center Now Open

The Aiken County Government Center is now serving the public at 1930 University Parkway on the Aiken bypass. The new facility is located across from the SC DOT Aiken headquarters and about a half-mile west of the SC 118 intersection with SC 19 North.

Government Center, 1930 University Pkwy | Aiken, SC 29801 Aiken County Government | © 2018