Bamberg County has implemented its Pandemic Response Plan and offices remain open to employees and the public, with safety precautions executed for the wellbeing of both the public and staff. Bamberg County Administration and Emergency Services encourages all in-person interaction to take place using appropriate health and safety measures, and only when essential. It is recommended that the public make phone calls, send emails, use drive-through service windows, or online services when possible. Staff who conduct hand-to-hand transactions of paper, cash, or receipts are provided with gloves and other sanitizing supplies. Staff with small office space will no longer conduct meetings within the confines of their office. Individuals seeking to meet with these employees should make appointments.
Additional announcements and changes to Bamberg County operations include the following:
Bamberg County SCDMV office is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. Saturday hours are postponed until at least June 2020. Please call 803-245-0837 with questions.
Bamberg County Sheriff's Office modifying public access until further notice. The office will remain open but staff requests that citizens call 803-245-3018 rather than visit when possible. There will be no changes to calls for service response protocols. Non-criminal fingerprints will not be done at this time.
Bamberg County Clemson Extension Office closed to the public until further notice. Agents and staff will continue to be available by telephone and email. The Bamberg County Extension Office can be reached at 803-245-2661.
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-person visitors until further notice. Any questions should be directed to 803-245-3008.
Bamberg County DSS/DHSS is closed until further notice. Please call 803-245-4363 for more information.
Bamberg County Detention Center suspended all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020, with continuing evaluation. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020.
Bamberg County Magistrate court suspended jury trials until further notice. There are no changes with bond hearings. Bond hearings will continue twice per day. No evictions will be processed until further notice per order of the SC Supreme Court. All eviction hearings are postponed until May 1. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.
Bamberg General Sessions Court is canceled until at least May 1. Jurors do not need to report. to court. Family Court is canceled until the next judicial order is received. Questions should be directed to 803-245-3025.
Governor Henry McMaster announced the postponement of all elections scheduled for March and April, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. This election will be rescheduled after May 1, 2020 and the specific date will be announced later. Governor McMaster's announcement does not change the March candidate filing period. Bamberg County candidate filing opened at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
The ABBE Regional Library System closed all library buildings until at least April 15, with continuing evaluation. Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. The ABBE Regional Library System offers e-materials including books, audiobooks, movies, and television. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at https://www.abbe-lib.org/digital/
The Bamberg County Office on Aging has canceled all activities in their offices until further notice. Transportation services will continue and frozen meals will be delivered to seniors' homes. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website (www.bambergcounty.sc.gov) rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-245-5191. Specific department email addresses and phone numbers can be located on the Bamberg County website.