The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to South Carolina municipalities. They are up to date through December 30, 2013.

General Provisions

Local Government
  S.C. Const. art. VIII

  S.C. Code ch. 5-1

Change of corporate limits
  S.C. Code ch. 5-3

Municipal structure, powers, functions generally
  S.C. Code ch. 5-7

Codification of ordinances
  S.C. Code § 5-7-290

Penalties for ordinance violations
  S.C. Code § 5-7-30

Elections generally
  S.C. Code title 7

Transfer of election authority to county elections commission
  S.C. Code § 5-15-145

Initiative and referendum
  S.C. Code ch. 5-17

The South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedure Act
  S.C. Code ch. 28-2

Freedom of Information Act
  S.C. Code § 30-4-10 et seq.

Administration and Personnel

Municipal officers generally
  S.C. Code §§ 5-7-130, 5-7-160 et seq.

City council
  S.C. Code §§ 5-7-160 et seq., 5-7-240 et seq.

Mayor-council form of government
  S.C. Code ch. 5-9

Council form of government
  S.C. Code ch. 5-11

Council-manager form of government
  S.C. Code ch. 5-13

Council meetings, rules, procedures
  S.C. Code § 5-7-250

Nominations and elections for municipal officers
  S.C. Code ch. 5-15

Appointment and duties of clerk
  S.C. Code § 5-7-220

Municipal attorney
  S.C. Code § 5-7-230

Code enforcement officers
  S.C. Code § 5-7-32

Civil service
  S.C. Code ch. 5-19

Police officers
  S.C. Code § 5-7-110 et seq.

Fire departments
  S.C. Code § 5-25-20

Municipal courts
  S.C. Code ch. 14-25

Conflict of interests
  S.C. Code § 5-7-130

Emergency seat of government
  S.C. Code ch. 6-3

Revenue and Finance

Financial matters generally
  S.C. Code ch. 5-21

Annual audits
  S.C. Code § 5-7-240

Service and user fee imposition
  S.C. Code § 6-1-330

Taxation generally
  S.C. Code § 5-21-110 et seq.

Collection of delinquent property taxes
  S.C. Code § 5-7-300

Procurement regulations required
  S.C. Code § 11-35-50

Municipal Bond Act
  S.C. Code § 5-21-210 et seq.

Paving Bond Act
  S.C. Code § 5-21-610 et seq.

Municipal Improvement Act of 1999
  S.C. Code ch. 5-37

Investment of funds
  S.C. Code chs. 6-5 and 6-6

Local hospitality tax
  S.C. Code § 6-1-720 et seq.

Local accommodations tax
  S.C. Code § 6-1-520 et seq.

Allocation of accommodations revenues
  S.C. Code ch. 6-4

Business Licenses and Regulations

License taxes
  S.C. Code § 5-7-30

  S.C. Code ch. 40-39

Peddlers and hawkers
  S.C. Code ch. 40-41


Ordinances re care and control of animals
  S.C. Code § 47-3-20

  S.C. Code §§ 47-3-70 and 47-5-210

Health and Safety

Fire limits
  S.C. Code § 5-25-1110 et seq.

Solid Waste Disposal—Resource Recovery Facilities Act
  S.C. Code ch. 6-16

Local health boards and districts
  S.C. Code ch. 44-3

Authority to abate nuisances
  S.C. Code § 5-7-30

Property upkeep
  S.C. Code § 5-7-80

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Law enforcement authority
  S.C. Code § 5-7-30

Crimes and offenses
  S.C. Code title 16

  S.C. Code § 5-7-90

Vehicles and Traffic

Motor vehicles generally
  S.C. Code title 56

Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways
  S.C. Code ch. 56-5

Local authority
  S.C. Code §§ 56-5-710 et seq.

Local traffic control devices
  S.C. Code § 56-5-930

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

Streets and sidewalks generally
  S.C. Code ch. 5-27

Assessments for streets and sidewalks
  S.C. Code § 5-27-310 et seq.

Municipal Improvement Act of 1999
  S.C. Code ch. 5-37

Off-street parking facilities
  S.C. Code ch. 5-29

Public Services

Electricity, water, natural gas and sewerage systems
  S.C. Code chs. 5-31, 6-15, 6-23, 6-25

Drought response ordinances
  S.C. Code § 49-23-90

  S.C. Code ch. 5-39

Special purpose districts
  S.C. Code ch. 6-11

Rural community water districts
  S.C. Code ch. 6-13

The Revenue Bond Refinancing Act of 1937
  S.C. Code ch. 6-17

Revenue bonds for utilities
  S.C. Code ch. 6-21

Buildings and Construction

Construction regulations generally
  S.C. Code § 5-25-10 et seq.

Building permits and inspections
  S.C. Code § 5-25-310 et seq.

Construction codes
  S.C. Code ch. 6-9

Energy efficiency
  S.C. Code ch. 6-10

Off-Street Parking Facilities Act
  S.C. Code ch. 5-29

Planning, Zoning and Subdivisions

  S.C. Code ch. 6-7

Official map
  S.C. Code § 6-7-1210 et seq.

Comprehensive plan
  S.C. Code § 6-29-510 et seq.

Land development regulations
  S.C. Code § 6-29-1130 et seq.