Lancaster County Council

Council 2021

Lancaster County is a Council/Administrator form of government set up under the laws of the State of South Carolina.  This means that the Council who is elected by the residents of the County sets the overall policy for the County and the appointed Administrator is charged with the day-to-day operations of the County to ensure that the Council's policies are implemented.

The Council is elected for four (4) year terms and elections are held in even numbered years, with three (3) members one election and the other four (4) members the following election.  While elections are held in November, the terms of office begin on January 1, of the following year.  At the first meeting in January after an election, the Council appoints one member to be Chair, one member to be Vice Chair, and one member to be Secretary.

The Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.  The public portion of the meeting begins at 6:00 PM unless a holiday forces a move of the normally scheduled date.  In addition, from time to time there may be special meetings and workshops called by the Council. The public is welcome at all meetings of the Council.

Council Committee of the Whole meets on Wednesday after the first Council Meeting at 4:00 p.m. and at other times at the call of the Chair. 

Location of meetings:
County Administration Building
County Council Chambers
101 N. Main Street, 2nd floor
Lancaster, SC 29721
Citizens who wish to address Council may sign up for "Citizens Comments." A register for people to sign will be placed at the entrance to council chambers prior to each regularly scheduled meeting. Speakers will be allowed approximately three minutes. Discussion with Council does not take place during citizens comments.

Should any person, group or organization request to be heard at a regular meeting of Council upon any matter which falls under Council's authority or jurisdiction, the deadline for placing such items on the agenda is the close of business (5:00 PM) on the Monday prior to the regular Monday council meeting. A written request should be submitted to the Clerk to Council, P O Box 1809, Lancaster SC 29721, or by fax at 803-285-3361, or by e-mail to . The request will then be submitted to the Council Chair for approval.