Community Services (Codes Enforcement)

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Carol Thompson, Community Services Manager

The purpose of Dorchester County Codes Enforcement Services is to promote and maintain the highest quality of life and maintain property values for all Dorchester County residents.

Animal Control

Dorchester County Codes Enforcement Division has four (4) Codes Enforcement Officers assigned as Animal Control Officers. These officers are responsible for conducting investigations and enforcing Dorchester County Ordinances related to the regulation of animals and animal owners and keepers in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the county.

Mailing Address & Office Location:
500 N. Main St., Box 3 
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Office: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday, excluding holidays

Phone: (843) 832-0015    

 

Litter Control

Dorchester County Codes Enforcement Division has two (2) Codes Enforcement Officers assigned as Solid Waste Environmental Services Officers. These officers are responsible for conducting investigations involving illegal dumping of any solid waste or other non-hazardous material on public and private property, conducting traffic stops for littering and uncovered loads, and enforcing Dorchester County Ordinances

Officers: Doug Cox and Donna Thomas

Mailing Address & Office Location:
2120 East Main Street 
Dorchester, South Carolina 29437

Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Phone: (843) 832-0072     

 

Nuisance Property and Abandon Vehicles

Dorchester County Codes Enforcement Division has two (2) Codes Enforcement Officers assigned as Environmental Services Officers. These officers are responsible for conducting investigations involving unmaintained premises, including vacant lots or land, upon which any condition exists which constitutes a nuisance, health, or safety hazard and enforcing Dorchester County Ordinances

And the enforcement of Dorchester County Ordinances as they relate to abandoned motor vehicle on any public street or public grounds or upon any privately owned property which is exposed to public view. 

Mailing Address & Office Location:
500 N. Main St., Box 3 
Sumerville, South Carolina 29483

Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday, excluding holidays

Phone: (843) 832-0013 

 

Mosquito Control

Dorchester County operates a Mosquito Control Program to protect its citizens from the spread of mosquito borne diseases by spraying pesticides (insecticides), applying larvicide to low-lying areas, and educating its citizens on reducing the conditions that foster increases in the mosquito population.

Mosquitoes are a pest that can cause itchy bites, but they can also cause more serious health issues like spreading diseases. The most common diseases that could potentially be carried by mosquitoes in South Carolina include: West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, La Crosse Encephalitis, Saint Louis Encephalitis, and dog/cat heartworm.  

Mailing Address & Office Location:
500 N. Main Street, Box 3 
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Phone: (843) 832-0080