Things to know

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

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

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

Library227 Huger St., Cheraw, (843) 537-3571; Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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

Civic GroupsCheraw has 33 civic clubs including Rotary, Chervian Club, Freemasons, and more.

IndustryCheraw 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.  Schaeffler Group USA, Highland Industries, Stanley Tools, Carolina Canners all call Cheraw home!  The newest arrival is US Stevia.