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Holiday Closing & Sanitation Schedule

City of Camden offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will be open regular business hours Friday, July 5. Trash collection services usually scheduled for Thursday are rescheduled for Wednesday, July 3. 

Residential Services

How Can We Help You Today?

Camden is known for it’s hospitality and that comes from its warm and friendly people. That same hospitality can be seen in our city’s staff and residential services. Whether you’re looking to make a purchase or payment, activate your services, pull a building permit or take advantage of one of our many parks for recreation facilities; our city’s staff takes pride in serving you in a timely and courteous manner.

Public Hearing Regarding Budget for FY24-25

A public hearing for the the City’s annual budget for the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 5:30 pm in the City Council chambers. Learn more here.

Helpful Links for Residents

Pay Your Bill

Paying your utility bill online has never been easier.  Get set up for automatic bank draft to set it and forget it.  A 2.5% convenience fee will be charged by the third-party vendor for all debit/credit card transactions.

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Helpful Resources

Looking for permits, applications or other forms you need to do business with the city or get access to your public services?  We’ve provided a helpful forms page that gets residents to what they need quickly. 

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Police Department

Our mission is to work with all citizens to preserve life, protect property, reduce fear, maintain human rights, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment. Police Chief: Darren Norris (interim)

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Electric Utilities

The electric department is responsible for providing electric power and service to 11,000 customers in three counties. We strive to keep rates as low as possible and revenues generated are used to maintain/expand our electric infrastructure for our residents. 

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Fire Department

Welcome to the Camden Fire Department.  Our proud department covers a 45 square mile service area and is made up of career firefighters and volunteers who are ready to serve.  Fire Chief: John Bowers. 

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Water & Sewer

The City of Camden serves approximately 6,000 customers an average of 2.5 million gallons a day and treats nearly 4 million gallons of wastewater per day. Our city uses sampling and testing methods approved by the EPA and SCDHEC to ensure our community’s water is safe, clean and high quality. 

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Municipal Court

Municipal Court is at historic Camden City Hall and court is in session every Wednesday, starting at 8:45am.  The court also hosts the Clear of Court.  Payment of fines and tickets can be made at the Camden City Hall while payment of parking tickets can be made at the Camden Police Department.

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Sanitation & Recycling

The City of Camden provides residential trash pick up as a part of our commitment to keeping Camden clean.  We offer trash bin pickup, yard debris pick up and special items pick up.  

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Parks & Streets

We know the value of green space in Camden, SC.  The parks department maintains approximately 18 city parks and much of Historic Camden; all in support of enhancing our citizens’ quality of life. It is also responsible for line painting, striping and making of street and roadway signs. 

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Events & Rental Venues

Camden and Kershaw County have a range of city and private venues for rental to make your next event an experience to remember.  Whether you’re booking for family fun, a group outing or a new place to host your next business meeting, Camden has you covered.

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Rediscover Camden

Looking to rediscover your city with a uniquely Camden experience? Check out our Experience Camden Visitors site with a wide range of incredible events, experiences and destinations to help you plan your next “staycation”.

Events & Happenings

Camden offers myriad ways to enjoy our city’s rich hospitality with a full calendar of arts, culture, outdoors, equine, history and related events. Find your “thing” in Camden, SC.  All Events →