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Water

Driver’s License

Public Schools

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Garbage

Official City/Town Websites in the Charleston Area

Electric and Gas

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE & G), 843-554-7234 or 1-800-251-7234. General Information 843-576-8000 or Customer Service 1-800-251-7234.  Depending on credit history, a deposit may be required and is refundable after one year of satisfactory payments. Persons with previous accounts may be handled differently.

Cable / Internet / Telephone

Deposit dependent on credit history.  Ask about specials.

AT&T (Cable, Internet & Telephone options) 1-888-757-6500 or 1-800-336-0014.  See your phone directory or visit www.bellsouth.com or www.att.com for more information.

Comcast (Cable, Internet & Telephone options) 843-554-4100 or www.Comcast.com

Direct TV (Cable and Internet options) 1-800-531-5000 or www.DirectTV.com

Knology (Cable, Internet & Telephone options) 843-225-6100 or www.Knology.com

Verizon (Cable, Internet & Telephone options) 1-800-837-4966 or www.Verizon.com

Water

Charleston Public Works: 103 St. Phillip Street, 843-727-6800

Mt. Pleasant Waterworks: 1619 Rifle Range Road, 843-884-9626


Newspaper

The Post and Courier: Charleston’s daily newspaper, delivered mornings.  843-577-711

Charleston City Paper: Free weekly alternative newspaper (published every Wednesday) featuring music, news, arts, cuisine, film, columns, and events/happenings in the Charleston area.  Can be picked up in many shops, restaurants, and venues around town.  843-577-5304

Mail

For Change-of-Address cards, stop by the Off-Campus Housing Office, any U.S. Post Office or visit www.framed.usps.com/moversnet/coa.html

Nearby post offices locations:

  • Downtown - 83 Broad Street, 29401 and 557 East Bay Street, 29403
  • James Island - 579 Folly Road, 29412
  • Mt. Pleasant - 1050 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, 29464
  • West Ashley - 78 Sycamore Road, 29407

For more information call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or visit www.moversguide.usps.com

Vehicle License Tags

First, you must pay vehicle property tax for the county in which you live in by taking the vehicle title and registration to your County Auditor’s Office. The following are office locations:

  • Charleston - 101 Meeting Street, 843-958-4200
  • Mt. Pleasant - 1189 Iron Bridge Road, 843-856-1200
  • North Charleston - 4045 Bridge View Drive, 843-202-6691

Then go to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office with the vehicle property tax receipt, original vehicle title, proof of insurance, current car mileage, and fill out Form 400 for tag. The following are DMV office locations:

  • Downtown - 180 Lockwood Blvd, 843-727-6477
  • Mt. Pleasant - 1189 Iron Bridge Road, 843-856-1200
  • North Charleston - 3790 Leeds Ave, 843-740-6168
  • West Ashley - 1119-G Wappoo Road, 843-769-5879

For more information regarding vehicle license tags, please contact the DMV information line at 800-442-1368, customer service 803-896-5000, or visit www.scdmvonline.com.

Driver’s License

Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), 1-800-442-1368. To obtain a South Carolina Driver’s License, you will need to bring the following items to the DMV:

  1. Your out-of-state driver’s license
  2. Original birth certificate or passport
  3. Social Security card
  4. Proof of residency (utility bill, paycheck stub, school record, MUSC i.d., etc.)

See DMV locations listed above or visit www.scdmvonline.com for more information.

Parking

On-Campus Parking: Contact the Office of Parking Management at 843-792-3665, email parkit@musc.edu or visit www.musc.edu/parking.  Their office is located at 91 President Street (on the 2nd floor of the parking garage at the corner of President and Bee Streets).

Downtown Residential Parking:  To obtain a residential parking decal for residents/renters living in the downtown area:

  1. Bring your current lease agreement and vehicle registration to the Department of Traffic and Transportation located at 180 Lockwood Drive.  Go to the Revenue Collections-Parking Division Office, Room 234.
  2. If the vehicle registration is in a different last name than your own, you will need to bring written authorization from the owner stating that you have permission to use the vehicle.  The letter must be notarized.
  3. The cost is $7.50 per decal (which you need to get twice a year).  A decal is valid from January 1 – June 30 and July 1 – December 31.

For more information on residential parking decals, please click here or contact the Revenue Collections-Parking Department at 843-724-7375.

Garbage

Contact City of Charleston Environmental Services Division, 843-724-7364, to get the collection schedule for your area.

Recycling

Contact Charleston County Solid Waste and Recycling, 843-720-7111, for the recycling calendar, bin pick-up locations and additional information.

Parks and Recreation

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) 843-795-4386

Public Schools

Please see below for information regarding the Charleston County Public School System and other school districts in the Charleston area:
 
Charleston County School District: 843-937-6300

Berkeley County School District: 843-899-8600

Dorchester County School District Two: 843-873-2901

Dorchester County School District Four: 843-563-4535

Official City/Town Websites in the Charleston Area

Official Website of the City of Charleston
www.charleston-sc.gov

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.CharlestonCVB.com

Charleston County Government
www.CharlestonCounty.org

Charleston Lowcountry
www.CharlestonLowcountry.com

Charleston Tourism/Travel
www.Charleston.com

South Carolina Information Highway (Directory of Charleston, SC Websites)
www.SCIway.net

Daniel Island
www.DanielIsland.com

James Island
www.JamesIslandsc.us

Mt. Pleasant
www.TownofMountPleasant.com

North Charleston
www.NorthCharleston.org

Summerville
www.summerville.sc.us

West Ashley
www.charleston-sc.gov

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