Who to contact
Richland County's Public Information Office is the point of contact for information regarding Richland County Government. Please note that several entities in Richland County have their own public information offices, and those offices should be contacted for information specific to that entity. Click here for contact information for the Richland County Recreation Commission, Elections and Voter Registration, Sheriff's Department, school districts and more.
Questions, concerns and requests for service
Residents needing assistance can reach out directly to a department to talk with staff, or, they can contact the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman's Office provides information and resolves all concerns and requests for service in an efficient and expedient manner. Contact the Ombudsman through the One-Call Response Center at 803-929-6000 or email email@example.com.
Richland County departments
For an alphabetical listing of Richland County departments, click here.
Accessing public information and records (FOIAs)
To request copies of public records and information from Richland County Government and Richland County Council, please file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the information you are seeking.
For general questions or concerns about Richland County departments or services, please contact the Ombudsman's One-Call Response Center at 803-929-6000 or email email@example.com. Click here to read A Citizen's Guide to South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act.
Residents, visitors and newcomers guide
Scroll through an electronic version of About Richland, our guidebook for residents, visitors and newcomers.
Engage Richland is Richland 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 with County government. Click here to learn more and see a schedule of upcoming Engage Richland events.