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New Year’s Day Closures and Fireworks Ordinance

Post Date:12/31/2019 10:00 AM

In observance of New Year’s Day, all Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Courts, Convenience Sites and the Dorchester County Library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

All Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Courts, Convenience Sites, and Library will resume normal hours of operation on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Fireworks Ordinance

Dorchester County residents are reminded of the Fireworks Ordinance for unincorporated Dorchester County.

Per the ordinance, “On New Year’s Eve, the discharge of fireworks shall be permitted [in unincorporated Dorchester County] from 10:00 AM until 1:00 AM on New Year’s Day.  The discharge of fireworks onto neighboring private property without permission of the property owner is strictly prohibited at all times. Any violation of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100.”

Residents should report any/all violations of this ordinance to the Dorchester County Dispatch Center at (843) 873-5111.