Need to Know Information

Automobile Information:

For recorded information call  (800-442-1368)

Automobile Registration

Take current registration card, Title, or Bill of Sale to Auditor’s Office in the County Court House (852-2107). Ask about high mileage discount. Pay County vehicle tax to Treasurer in County Court House (852-2332). Take proof of insurance, including name, date & policy #, Receipt from Treasurer, Registration Card, Title or Bill of Sale, and odometer reading to SC Hwy. Dept. located on Secondary Road 53, McCormick, SC 29835. Pay state sales tax on new purchases at Hwy. Dept. (864-465-3229)

Driver’s License

You must obtain SC license plates within 45 days and driver’s license within 80 days after moving into the state. Military personnel may keep using their out-of-state license & tags as long as they are valid. Apply at SC Hwy Dept on SC Rd. 53. Anyone applying for a license for the 1st time must present a birth certificate, SS card. Call for brochure. (465-3229)

Legal Residence & Homestead Exemption

File for legal residence or change of address at the Tax Assessor’s Office in County Court House. (852-2931). Call Auditor for brochure on exemptions (852-2107)

School Registration

Birth Certificate & Shot Records

McCormick Elementary: 443.2292
McCormick Middle: 443.2243
McCormick High: 443.0040
Long Cane Academy: 465.2981
John de la Howe: 391.2131

Voter Registration

Voter registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election. Positive proof of residence is needed. Register at 610 S. Mine St.


Town Electricity & Water

CPW (852-2224) Town of McCormick.

County Electricity

Aiken Electric 800-922-1262
Serves: Clarks Hill
SCE&G 877-775-7234
Serves: Parksville, Modoc, Plum Branch, Clarks Hill,  Mt. Carmel, Troy, Willington
Little River Elect 864-366-2141
Serves: SLV, Little River, Buffalo Creek, Parksville, Plum Branch

County Water

McCormick Co. Water & Sewer


West Carolina 864-852-5000
Sprint 864-223-9011
Verizon  800-483-4000

Cable TV

West Carolina Tel: 864 446-2111
McCormick Cable Co: 864-465-3104
  Serves: McCormick area.
CAOTTI: 864-852-0538

McCormick County Departments

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McCormick County Officials

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McCormick Town Council

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Satelite TV

CAOTTI 864-852-0538


  • Building permits are required by the Town of McCormick (852-2225) the County (852-2433)
  • A Business License is required in the Town of McCormick for temporary or full time operations (852-2225)
  • The Town of McCormick has a sign ordinance.
  • Legal Drinking Age is 21 years.
  • Wearing a seat belt is required.
  • A Child Safety Seat is required for children under 4 years of age in front seat. Contact the Highway  Department (465-2934) for additional restrictions.

Waste Removal

Town of McCormick

Contact City Hall for details (852-2225)

McCormick County

Contact Co. Administrative Offices for info on voluntary recycling programs & Convenience Center locations. (852-2231 or 852-2591). Take furniture, construction materials, plastics, newspapers, cardboard (broken down), tires, and yard trash to Centers. They will accept limited quantities.
Take large amounts of construction debris to the
Tri-County C & D Landfill on Hwy 378E.
Mon-Fri. 7:30-4:00. Call (637-3965) for restrictions. $30 tipping fee.

Tri-County Transfer Station

Illegal dumping along the highway is subject to fines up to $1,000, community service and/or imprisonment

Mail Delivery

The bottom of mailbox must be installed 42” from the ground.

Clarks Hill 29821  391-5753
Modoc 29838 333-5540
Mt. Carmel 29840 391-3176
McCormick  29835  465-3696
Parksville 29844 333-5546
Plum Branch 29845 443-2195

For Additional Information

County Administrative Offices
852-2231   852-2591   852-2433

McCormick Town Hall  852-2225
Chamber of Commerce  852-2835
Tax Assessor's Office 852-2931
Treasurer's Office 852-2332
Clerk of Court 852-2196
Superintendent of Edu. 852-2435
Clemson Extension Service   852-2112
DSS   465-2125
Health Dept 852-2511
MACK (Arts Council)   852-3216
McCormick Senior Center 852-2626
Sav. Lakes Village POA  391-4116
Veterans Affairs 852-2212

Note: Some phone numbers may have changed from the 465- prefix to the 852- prefix.