City of Camden to Waive Late Fees on Hospitality Tax and Utility Bills

Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to our local community, and the subsequent declaration of a state of emergency by the Mayor and City Council, the City of Camden has announced it will waive late fees on local hospitality tax payments made through June 20, 2020.

Business license renewal notices had been mailed out to the majority of business license holders prior to the local COVID-19 outbreak in Kershaw County, however business license fees are not due until June 30, 2020.

The City of Camden will waive late fees on all residential and commercial utility bills produced on or after April 3, 2020, until further notice.

The City announced on March 19th it has suspended disconnect for nonpayment for all residential and commercial utility customers. Customers are urged to pay their utility bills. However, customers who have COVID-19 related emergency circumstances should contact City Hall to arrange payment for outstanding balances. The City will assist with payment options and direct customers to other community resources, based on need.

Any questions about hospitality tax, business license tax, and utility bills can be directed to Debra Courtney or Stephanie Bowers at City Hall 803-432-2421.

The City continues to strongly request that employees for all businesses, as applicable, transition to a remote work model, or work from home, and that no social gatherings be held anywhere in the City until further notice.

City staff will continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus and make operational decisions as necessary. The Kershaw County government has activated a COVID-19 hotline. The public is encouraged to call the COVID-19 hotline at 803-425-7242 and monitor information and updates at SC DHEC’s website or the Kershaw County website