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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. Visit for more information.

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 or for more information. (all cable, internet, & telephone options in the area) 1-866-921-5828

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

Direct TV (Cable and Internet options) 1-800-531-5000 or

Dish Network (cable and internet options) 1-877-595-5732

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

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

Charleston Public Works: 103 St. Phillip Street, 843-727-6800 or
Mt. Pleasant Waterworks: 1619 Rifle Range Road, 843-884-9626 or

The Post and Courier: Charleston’s daily newspaper, delivered mornings.  843-577-7111 or

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 or

For Change-of-Address cards, stop by the Off-Campus Housing Office, any U.S. Post Office or visit

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

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.  Click here to download Form 400.  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

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 for more information.

On-Campus Parking: Contact the Office of Parking Management at 843-792-3665, email or visit  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.

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

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

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

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
Visit or call 843-937-6300.

Berkeley County School District
Visit or call 843-899-8600.

Dorchester County School District Two
Visit or call 843-873-2901.

Dorchester County School District Four
Visit or call 843-563-4535.

Official City/Town Websites in the Charleston Area

Official Website of the City of Charleston

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Charleston County Government

Charleston Lowcountry

Charleston Tourism/Travel

South Carolina Information Highway (Directory of Charleston, SC Websites)

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