I have a concern or question about a public service provided by Richland County. Who should I contact?
For questions or concerns about Richland County departments or services, please contact the Ombudsman’s One-Call Response Center at 803-929-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a request for service. Who should I contact?
For requests for service, please contact the Ombudsman’s One-Call Response Center at 803-929-6000 or email email@example.com.
When does my trash and recycling get picked up?
Click here to determine your curbside collection days. You may also contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division during regular business hours at 803-576-2440. Please note: Roll carts must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day to ensure they are emptied and removed from curbside by 7:30 p.m., per County ordinance. Click here to learn more.
How do I know who my County Council representative is?
Click here or visit http://www.richlandmaps.com to type in your address and identify your County Council representative. The Richland County GeoInfo Internet Mapping application also provides trash and recycle collection days, assigned school district, elected officials and more.
How can I contact my County Council representative?
Each Richland County Councilmember provides contact information on the County Council page.
When does County Council meet?
Richland County Council typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Council Chambers, on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available on the County Council page. For County Council information, contact the Clerk of Council’s Office by clicking here, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 803-576-2060.
How can I learn more about the County’s budget and expenditures? How do I know where my tax dollars go?
Click here to visit the County's Budget Information page.
How can I learn what County services are provided to me as a resident of Richland County?
Click here to learn more about the departments and divisions that comprise Richland County Government and the many services, programs and projects they provide to residents.
How can I get copies of public records and information?
To request copies of public records and information from Richland County Government or County Council, please file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by emailing email@example.com with the information you’re seeking. For more information about FOIA requests, click here.
How can I stay updated about the ways Richland County impacts my community?
There are many ways to stay informed about the programs, services and projects that affect you. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up to receive our electronic newsletter, The Richland County Weekly Review, for County news and upcoming events. Follow Richland County on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) for the latest news, events, photographs and videos. Tune in to RCTV. Visit richlandcountysc.gov frequently to read our latest news releases and see upcoming events.
How can I get involved in County government?
There are several ways residents can stay informed about what's happening in local government and utilize the various projects, programs and services County government provides.
- Take part in Engage Richland, the County's year-round series of public events that encourages residents to learn more about their local government. Through direct conversations with County staff at community meetings, workshops, facility tours and special events, residents can provide input, ask questions and help improve communications between the public and County personnel. Click here to learn more and see a schedule of upcoming Engage Richland events.
- Apply to serve on a Richland County committee, board or commission. Contact the Clerk of Council or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a current list of vacancies.
- Attend County Council meetings. Richland County Council typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, in Council Chambers. Click here for meeting dates, agendas and minutes.
- Contact your Council representative or request that they speak at your next community event. Click here to learn more.