Clerk to Council

Department Functions
The Clerk to Council serves as the legislative official for County Council. The Clerk to Council prepares the agenda for County Council meetings, records Council's proceedings, processes ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations, is the custodian of the County seal, maintains minute books and County Code of Ordinances, attests and certifies official documents on behalf of the County, advertises public hearings, meetings, and legal notices, and performs all duties as required by the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Freedom of Information Act Requests
The South Carolina Code of Laws, Chapter 4 of Title 30 "Public Records" is known as the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 30-4-15 states "The General Assembly finds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that citizens shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity and in the formulation of public policy. Toward this end, provisions of this chapter must be construed so as to make it possible for citizens, or their representatives, to learn and report fully the activities of their public officials at a minimum cost or delay to the persons seeking access to public documents or meetings."

Unless specifically requested, all records will be provided in digital formats. Records totaling 15 MB or less will be emailed; records totaling more than 15 MB will be made available for download via a secure website.

If a fee is required, the requester will be notified with amounts and payment instructions.

Submit your request to:

Aline Newton, Clerk to Council
200 Jackson Avenue East
Hampton, SC, 29924

Or email Aline Newton at