Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In an attempt to be proactive during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been determined that as of Thursday, October 15, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM, the Laurens County offices at the Hillcrest Judicial / Administrative Services Building will be suspending public access until further notice.

The following offices will provide services under these adjusted operations:

  • LAURENS COUNTY TREASURER, AUDITOR AND ASSESSOR
    • The above offices will remain operational and will be accepting only phone calls, emails, faxes and regular mail.
    • Any and all business needing to be conducted with the offices of the Treasurer, Auditor or Assessor will be conducted at the drive thru window (located at the Treasurer’s office).
    • Due to the concern for the COVID-19, the following procedures are in place:
      • Payments for taxes will continue to be taken via the website and the night drop available after hours.
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      • The drive thru will be available during normal business hours (9:00 AM until 5:00 PM).
      • During normal business hours, someone from the Auditor and Assessor’s office would be available at the drive thru area for time sensitive vehicle and real property tax concerns.
      • All other questions and concerns would need to be handled by telephone during business hours.
        • Assessor’s Office: 864-984-6546 Option 5
        • Auditor’s Office: 864-984-2535 Option 5
        • Treasurer’s Office: 864-984-4742 Option 5
  • LAURENS COUNTY BUILDING CODES & INSPECTIONS
    This office will remain operational and will be conducting all business accepting phone calls, emails, faxes and regular mail.
  • LAURENS COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS
    The Registration and Elections office, located at the historic courthouse, will remain open for absentee voting.
  • LAURENS COUNTY MAGISTRATE AND MUNICIPAL COURTS
    All Magistrate Courts have temporarily suspended operations due to the courthouse being closed to the public. Anyone with a pending criminal/traffic case between the dates of October 15th through October 30th will be rescheduled. A summons will be mailed to you reflecting a new court date and time for you to appear.
  • CLINTON/LAURENS MUNICIPAL COURTS
    These courts will not be affected with this closure and will remain open during normal business hours. Laurens Magistrate Courts will resume normal operations on October 30, 2020 unless further action is needed. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may call 864-681-0583 or email fhaupfear@co.laurens.sc.us.
  • THE CLERK OF COURT
    The Clerk of Court will be available by phone at 864-984-3538 with options. Business can be conducted through the Treasurer’s drive thru for Register of Deeds and Clerk of Court. Citizens may need to call to let us know that our office has something waiting for pickup. Staff will be available to the public by phone as well as emails or fax information. Email for the Clerk of Court: llancaster@co.laurens.sc.us / Email for Register of Deeds: vbagwill@co.laurens.sc.us.
  • LAURENS AND CLINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
    The Library is committed to continue services while following DHEC and CDC recommendations to keep its staff and the citizens of Laurens County as safe as possible. This includes delivering books to the curb, waiving fines on overdue books and possibly story times via the Internet. Call the Laurens Library at 864-681-7323 or the Clinton Library at 864-833-1853 for more information.