Starting Monday, August 30, Bluffton’s Town Hall, located at 20 Bridge Street, will reduce staff in its offices to limit the opportunity for the coronavirus to spread among the public and Town employees.
The public is asked to wear a mask when entering Town Hall or any town offices. Masks and sanitizer are available at the entrances of each Town building.
“The objective of implementing a hybrid-operation is to service our residents while doing our part to control infection rates,” Town Manager Stephen Steese said. “Town staff is well-versed in working remotely as they keep the business of the town moving forward. This step is necessary, at this time, to keep our community and employees safe.”
The Town of Bluffton will notify the public through media release, its website and its social media platforms when these procedures are lifted or modified. Please call the Town’s main phone number (843.706.4500) for more information.
Customer Service Center:
The Customer Service Center, which is the front office of Town Hall, will remain open to the public. Customers are asked to enter one at a time.
A new electronic kiosk, located in Town Hall’s lobby, is available for residents/customers to pay for permits and business licenses. Customers will need their invoice number to use the kiosk. Residents can also submit applications and schedule inspections through the Customer Self Service on-line portal via the Town’s website.
Additionally, the Town also has provided bins to drop off and pick up paperwork such as permits, applications and licenses. These bins, located also in the front lobby, are checked daily. A secure mailbox, located near the front door, is also available for checks and/or paperwork.
Please call the Customer Service Center (843.706.4500) if you have any questions about any of these processes or procedures.
Bluffton Municipal Court:
Bluffton Municipal Court is under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Currently, the Supreme Court has not issued modifications to its operations. If it does, Municipal Court staff will notify defendants of any changes. Currently, the Bluffton Municipal Court will require a face covering and temperature screening to enter the building.
Please notify the court if you are ill and unable to attend your court hearing. Documentation of your illness may be required. Bluffton Municipal Court representatives can be reached at (Phone: 843.706.4530 or email: email@example.com).
Bluffton Police Department – Front Office:
Bluffton Police Department’s main lobby, located at 101 Progressive Street, will remain open to the public and walk-in traffic however fingerprinting services will be discontinued in the interim. For further information, please call 843.706.4550.
The Don Ryan Center for Innovation:
The Don Ryan Center, located at 7 Venture Drive, adjacent to St. Joseph’s/Candler Bluffton Medical Campus, is closed to the public at this time. Services are still available to the business community. Please call 843.540.0405 for more information.