Hartsville announces additional phase of reopening

The City of Hartsville announced an additional phase of reopening facilities which began June 8. This phased approach to reopening has allowed both city employees and customers to gradually adjust to new precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing.

City Hall (Finance): The Finance Department lobby will be reopened to the public from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Entry may be made on the Carolina Avenue side of City Hall and customers will exit on the Fifth Street side. The ADA entrance will be locked, but can be unlocked to accommodate entry by calling 843-383-3015. Only three customers will be allowed in the lobby at a time.

City Hall (Human Resources): The Human Resources Department will remain closed to the public. They may be reached by phone at 843-383-3026 or by e-mail at human.resources@hartsvillesc.gov.

City Hall (Business Navigator): The Business Navigator will be reopened to the public from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry may be made on the Fifth Street side of the building. Only one customer will be allowed in the lobby at a time. Business licenses can be obtained by calling the Business Navigator at 843-383-3025 and online at: https://www.hartsvillesc.gov/business-navigator/business-license/. Permits can be obtained in person and contractors should knock on the door for entry between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. They may also be obtained by calling the Business Navigator at 843-383-3025 and online at: https://www.hartsvillesc.gov/business-navigator/permits/.

Public Services Department: The Public Services lobby will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Business may also be taken care of by calling 843-383-3006. Only one person will be allowed in the Public Services lobby at a time. Garbage collection, recycling services, and yard debris are all on schedule at this time.

Hartsville Police Department: The Police Department lobby will be reopened to the public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Only one person will be allowed in the Police Department lobby at a time. Fingerprinting and background checks will resume.

Hartsville Fire Department: The Fire Department lobby will be reopened to the public from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fire reports may still be obtained by calling 843-383-3000 or emailing sherry.griggs@hartsvillesc.gov.

Parks and Recreation Department: Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center has been reopened to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. with limited access. All playgrounds, courts, fields and outdoor equipment have been reopened for public use, but social distancing guidelines should be followed.

Municipal Court: The Municipal Court office will be open to the public at City Hall. Municipal court remains suspended indefinitely. Involved parties will receive a letter about their court dates once they have been rescheduled.

Author: Rachel Howell

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