Please note that we will have a new website very soon with updated content and more links. These are the basics:
Counties: The beach or barrier island is in Colleton County and is incorporated as the Town of Edisto Beach. The remainder of the island is in Charleston County.
Sewer/Septic – A few streets on the beach (barrier island) have sewer connections, but most lots utilize septic systems. There is no sewer service available on the island, and all residents use septic systems.
Water – The Town of Edisto Beach has several wells that provide water to residents of the beach. For information on water service within the Town of Edisto Beach, you can contact the Town Hall at 843-869-2505. www.townofedistobeach.com
All water on the island comes from individual private wells.
Building Permits and Ordinances - Town of Edisto Beach 843-869-2505 www.townofedistobeach.com
Business Licenses and Ordinances - For information on licenses or ordinances associated with running a business in the Town of Edisto Beach contact the Town Hall at 843-869-2505. www.townofedistobeach.com
Garbage - For garbage pickup info or questions within the Town of Edisto Beach, you can contact the town hall at 843-869-2505. Residents in Charleston County would need to contact the county to learn more about pickup options.
Power Company – South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), 843-576-8000. www.sceg.com
Telephone & Internet - Telephone service (including internet) is provided by ATT 888-764-2500 (Residential Services). www.att.com
Schools – There is one school on the island. Jane Edwards School (843-869-2124) provides elementary and middle school services on the island (Charleston County). Depending on which county students live in, they go inland to high schools in Walterboro, Hollywood, or Charleston.
Healthcare – Edisto has one Doctor (General Practitioner) at the beach (Rebecca Borders 843-869-3111). Although there are no pharmacies on the island, there are several near Highway 17 in either Hollywood or Ravenel (approximately 20 miles). The closest options for other medical services (hospitals, etc.) would be in Charleston. St Francis has a hospital on this side of Charleston in the West Ashley area. It would be approximately 40 miles from the beach. There is one dental practice on the island.
Rental - Long term rental units are difficult to find on Edisto. The following are the realty companies who manage rental properties:
http://www.atwoodvacations.com/, 843-869-2151, 800-476-0126
http://www.edistorealty.com/, 843-869-2527, 800-868-5398
http:// www.egretspointe.com/, 843-869-0100
http://Wyndhamoceanridge.com/, 843-869-4527, 877-296-6335
http://www.kapplyons.com/, 843-869-2516, 800-945-9667
Purchase – To purchase property, you can visit:
Real Estate Agents, Realtors, Brokers
We appreciate your interest in Edisto, and wish you luck with your relocation efforts. If this has been helpful, and you are in contact with these businesses, please mention the Chamber so they can track referrals.