Town of Cheraw

Reach Us (843) 537-8400

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Things to know

Important Phone Numbers

All Emergency: 911
Police: (843) 537-7868
Fire: (843) 537-5941
Sheriff: (843) 623-2101
Highway Patrol: (843) 623-6699


Property taxes in South Carolina are low; the Retail Sales Tax is 7% and the South Carolina Personal Income Tax Rate is 3% to 7%. Total South Carolina taxes rank in the lowest third in the nation.

Cost of Living

The cost of living here is low, including low homeowner’s insurance rates, thanks to the town’s exemplary fire and police protection.


To register to vote: The Chesterfield County Board of Elections & Registration is on the second floor of the Chesterfield County Courthouse on Main Street in Chesterfield. (843) 537-2265. You may also register at the SC Department of Public Safety (see below).

Vehicle Registration & Licenses

To change driver’s license or register a car, go to the SC Department of Public Safety, motor vehicle division, SC 9 Bypass (at the corner of Laney Street) in Chesterfield. (843) 623-3541

Postal Service

The US Post Office is on the corner of Market and 3rd Streets. (843) 537-3111 Zip Code: 29520


227 Huger St., Cheraw, (843) 537-3571; Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Almost all mainline churches are represented in Cheraw. A Jewish Synagogue is in nearby Florence; a Lutheran Church in Hamlet, NC.

Civic Groups

Cheraw has 33 civic clubs including Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions.


Cheraw isn’t just a great place to live; it’s a good place to work. Fifteen major industries, including Fortune 500 companies, have plants in Cheraw.