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Below please find useful links & information pertaining to services in Folly Beach and County Information (Department of Motor Vehicles, postal offices, voting, public libraries and general County information). 

Folly Beach Government

  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council (4 year terms)

  • Current Mayor: Carl Beckmann (term expires 4/10)

  • Type of Election: Non-Partisan

  • Regular Council Meetings are held: Fourth Tuesday of each month at City Hall

  • County: Charleston

Folly Beach Contact Information

  • Folly Beach City Hall:

21 Center Street

P.O. Box 48

Folly Beach, SC  29439

Phone: (843) 588-2447

Fax: (843) 588-2004

  • Building Permits & Zoning: (843) 270-5568 

  • City Clerk: (843) 588-2447  

  • Administrator: (843) 708-9474  

  • Clerk of Council:  (843) 708-1113 

General County and State Informational Websites


In order to vote in the next election, you must register with Charleston County 30 days prior to the election. You will need to show proof of residency when you apply.  Please visit www.scvotes.org for additional information or call  (843) 727-6477.

Another option is for you to register at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) but I would call in advance as policies change frequently:  (843) 884-9760.

Department of Motor Vehicles

If you are a new resident in South Carolina, you must apply for a South Carolina drivers license. If you own a vehicle(s) it must also be registered in South Carolina.

If you have a valid driver’s license issued by the state from which you moved, you can use it for 90 days. After 90 days, you must surrender it and obtain a South Carolina driver license. You have 45 days to transfer your out of state vehicle registration to South Carolina. 

For registration fees, title & information on what forms of identifications you will need to bring with you, please visit South Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles website at:  http://www.scdmvonline.com/

The closest DMV to Folly Beach is:

180 Lockwood Blvd.  Charleston, SC  29403   (843) 727-6477

Libraries in & in close proximity to Folly Beach:


Folly Beach

55 Center Street (Folly Beach Community Center houses the library for Folly Beach)

Folly Beach, SC  29439

(843) 588-2001  http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?id=14626&action=detail&catID=5374&parentID=5374


James Island

1248 Camp Road

Charleston, SC  29412

(843) 795-6679


Charleston–Main Library Branch

68 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC  29401

(843) 805-6930

Charleston County has several other library branches.  Please call or visit their website for locations and hours:
Charleston County Public Library:   http://www.ccpl.org/ or (843) 805-6801

U.S. Postal Service


107 West Indian Avenue (convenient!)

Folly Beach, SC  29439

(843) 588-2244

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