Benefits of Orangeburg

If someone from outside the area were to inquire about your place of residence, you would likely respond with "Orangeburg." Your address is officially registered in Orangeburg, SC. While you may identify with and reside near the City, living outside its limits means you might miss out on a diverse array of opportunities, services, and quality-of-life enhancements that come with being a City of Orangeburg resident.

Governmental Participation

Residing within the city allows you to participate in local governance by voting for municipal officials and engaging in municipal affairs. City residents can also actively contribute to a wide range of City Boards and Commissions, playing a pivotal role in shaping the direction and future of the city.

Planning and Community Development

The city offers planning, building, and land development regulatory services prioritizing public safety, health, and general welfare. This includes critical functions like zoning, planning, and other developmental services.

Public Safety

City residents benefit from police and fire protection the Department of Public Safety provides. Living within city limits eliminates fire contract costs since city taxes cover these essential services. For detailed information about the Department of Public Safety, please visit

Utilities - Water, Sewer, Electricity, and Gas

The city's Department of Public Utilities ensures the delivery of utilities, including water, sewer, electricity, and gas. It's worth noting that water and sewer rates for properties outside the city are roughly double those for city residents. However, electric and gas rates remain consistent for city and non-city residents. For comprehensive insights into DPU services, please visit

Sanitation and Public Maintenance

The Public Works Department handles sanitation and public maintenance services of commercial and household properties. This includes convenient curbside recycling and yard trash services. Commercial rates are highly competitive with private firms, and we're more than willing to provide a price tailored to your needs.


City residents enjoy privileged access to city-operated facilities and programs, often at reduced rates for various recreation registrations. For precise information on available programs and facilities, please contact us.

We appreciate your interest in the City of Orangeburg. If you have specific questions about your property or would like a complimentary analysis to explore the potential cost savings and improved services that your property could benefit from by becoming a City of Orangeburg resident, please don't hesitate to reach out. Rest assured that all your queries will be handled with confidentiality. For additional information, kindly contact John Singh at 803-533-6000.