Newcomer Info

Here is some very helpful information & links for my Clients who are relocating to Charleston for the first time:

Charleston, South Carolina, is a city of unhurried grace. Charleston is blessed with a wealth of historic structures that have been transformed into offices, restaurants, stores, and homes. The City’s successful intermingling of business, home and garden make Charleston a beloved and very walkable urban landscape experience. The City of Charleston is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at the juncture of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. The Charleston area occupies 88.14 square miles, 7.6 miles of which are the downtown business district. The Charleston Metropolitan Area encompasses three counties: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester.

Charleston has a warm climate. In January the average temperature is 57 degrees; in July, the average is 88 degrees. Humidity averages 86 percent; rainfall, 52 inches per year. The first frost typically occurs around December 10; the last usually occurs in mid-February. Click Here for Graphs & Charts of Charleston’s Weather.

Gas and Electric Companies

Berkeley Electric Cooperative
(843) 559-2458
(Johns Island)

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G)
1-800-251-7234
(Most of the Charleston Area)
Telephone
AT&T (and Uverse)
1-800-288-2020
Comcast/Xfinity
1-855-423-8045
WOWway
843-225-1000
Water Companies
Charleston Water System
(843) 727-6800
Mount Pleasant Water Works
(843) 884-9626
St. Johns Water Company, Inc.
(843) 559-0186
City of Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission
(843) 886-6148
Sullivan’s Island Water and Sewer Department
(843) 883-3947
City of Folly Beach Water Department
(843) 588-2447
Kiawah Island Utility
(843) 768-0641
North Charleston Sewer District
(843) 764-3072

 

Department of Motor Vehicles;
Drivers License & Vehicle Tag Offices
3790 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston , SC 29405
Phone: 843-740-6168
Weekdays Open: M-F
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Friday Hours: 8:30-5:00
Wednesday Hours: 9:30-5:00
Saturday Hours: Feb. 8 and 22, 8:30-1:00
Dealer Central: No
Driver License Issuing: Yes
CDL Road Tests: M-F Only
Motorcycle Road Tests: M-F Only
Road Test Appointments: 2:00-4:30
IFTA/IRP: No
International Customers: Yes
180 Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston , SC 29403
Phone: 843-727-6477
Weekdays Open: M-F
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Friday Hours: 8:30-5:00
Wednesday Hours: 9:30-5:00
Saturday Hours: Not Open
Dealer Central: No
Driver License Issuing: Yes
CDL Road Tests: No
Motorcycle Road Tests: No
Road Test Appointments: 2:00-4:30
IFTA/IRP: No
International Customers: No
1119-G Wappoo Road
Ashley Oaks Plaza
Charleston , SC 29407
Phone: 843-769-5879
Weekdays Open: M-F
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Friday Hours: 8:30-5:00
Wednesday Hours: 9:30-5:00
Saturday Hours: Not Open
Dealer Central: No
Driver License Issuing: Yes
CDL Road Tests: No
Motorcycle Road Tests: No
Road Test Appointments: 2:00-4:30
IFTA/IRP: No
International Customers: No
Voter Registration
Charleston County Berkeley County
Dorchester County