The County opened some county buildings on June 8th with limited access to the general public. The county is still offering a number of remote services such as paying taxes by phone with credit or debit cards and a drop-off box at the main entrance to the Courthouse for payments by check; usage fees for credit cards are being temporarily waived if you pay by phone directly with the staff at the Treasurer's Office.
The general public is encouraged to call the county office with which you have business prior to coming to a particular county building to see if you can be assisted remotely. If you need to come to a county facility to conduct business you must wear a mask and everyone's temperature will be checked with a touchless thermometer prior to being allowed entry. Anyone with a fever above 100.1 will not be allowed to enter a county facility.
Lee County Courthouse - no more than 5 people will be allowed in the building at a time. There will be limited access to private office areas.
Lee County Probate - located in the Courthouse, will continue to operate by appointment only. Please call 803-484-5341 Ext. 361 of 339 for assistance.
Lee County Summary/Magistrate Court - Starting August 3, 2020, Lee County Magistrate/Summary Court will be offering limited hours for the public to conduct walk-in business in the lobby area of the building. The lobby area will only be open from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday for general public access. The building will also be open during other times for sheduled court hearings. Anyone needing to conduct business who cannot come during the scheduled hours for general public access should call the office and schedule an appointment. A drop-box is located at the main entrance to the building for dropping off payments or other paperwork. (Money order or cashier's check - NO CASH) Traffic/Fine payments: Payments may be mailed to the Lee County Central Court, 115 Gregg St, PO Box 2, Bishopville, SC in the form of a money order or cashier's check. Civil - Please call 803-484-6463 for assistance and information regarding civil filings. Bonds and emergency hearings are still ongoing. All bondsmen must contact the office during the week and contact the on-call judge on the weekend regarding releases for payment. This action is being taken due to the limited staff which must handle the additional requirements for temperature checks for all visitors, which was put in place by order of the Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court Donald Beatty. Magistrate/Summary Court is 803-484-6463...For Traffic Tickets - ext. 1...... For Civil Claims - ext. 2...For Warrants..ext. 3
Lee County Parks and Recreation - the staff will be on site to answer any questions, but a number of services and activities will not be offered at this time.
1) No rentals of county buildings for private events
2) No organized sports activities for youth or adults involving direct interaction of the participants
3) Playground areas, Splash Pads and outdoor basketball courts will remain closed
The following activities will be offered through the Recreation Department:
1) Senior bingo games
2) Senior walking in the Chappell Park Gym in the mornings between 8 am - 12 pm
3) Adult exercise classes will be allowed to resume as long as everyone practices proper social distancing and follows all other posted safety guidelines
The following County Buildings will remain closed to public access until further notice:
Lee County Library opened on September 8 with new hours from 10: 00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. but will continue to offer curbside pickup from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Patrons may also visit the library to browse and check out books and DVDs, make photocopies, or request fax or scan services. Magazines or newspapers will not be available at this time. Computers will be offered for public use on a first-come first-serve basis and time will be limited to one hour per patron per day. The computers can only be used for non-recreational activities such as school or work-related research, resumes and job searches. Only eight people will be allowed in the library at any given time. Face coverings are required and temperature checks will also be done. Please call (803) 484-5921 if you have any questions or need additional information.
Lee County Veteran's Affairs Office - is open by appointment only, but is still offering all services via remote access.
Lee County Animal Shelter is closed to the general public but is taking animals if a stray cat or or dog needs to be brough to the shelter by a county resident. Please call the shelter and make arrangements with the staff prior to taking an animal to the facility.
The County will continue to monitor the infection rate for the community and if additional measures are required to protect the general public and county employees, modifications to the reopening schedule will be made.