If you are interested in Annexing into the City of North Charleston, please call 843-740-5821.
A notice containing a written description of the boundary and a map or plat clearly defining the new territory must be filed with the Secretary of State, Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety. S.C. Code §5-3-90.
The office of the Secretary of State is the repository for incorporation records and boundary adjustment records. The Department of Transportation produces highway maps which reflect municipal boundaries. The Department of Public Safety uses the information to determine who has law enforcement jurisdiction.
Send notices to:
Donald E. McElveen, Jr.
PO Box 191
Columbia, SC 29202-0191
The Department of Transportation has a checklist requesting tax map numbers, a surveyor’s plat or written description, a tie point identified on a map, statement of portions of SCDOT rights-of-way included or excluded, and a summary listing of parcels annexed by ordinance numbers and tax map numbers. Documents not needed by SCDOT are annexation petitions, zoning information, council meeting minutes, notices and demographic information.
Although not required by the annexation statutes, the annexation notice should be filed with other interested or affected agencies, including the following:
All municipal departments; municipal judges; chief magistrate;
County Administration, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Assessor, Auditor, and Treasurer;
911 and emergency services; SLED;
County board of voter registration, county and municipal election commissions;
School and special purpose districts; private service providers; utility franchisees;
SCDOT district engineer; county engineer; and
Other interested agencies. [Voting Rights Act § 5 Submission is treated separately.]