Newberry City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (1330 College Street). Open session will begin at 7:00 p.m. Agendas may be accessed HERE.


The search for the City of Newberry's next city manager has begun. Letter of interest, resume, and questions should be directed to Ed Driggers, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copies of the position's job description can be viewed HERE


The City of Newberry Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAC) will be accepting applications for funding from non-profit community organizations engaged in “Tourism Related Activities” benefitting the City of Newberry. “Tourist” means a person traveling outside his/her zip code for leisure, business, or any other purpose.

Funding may be requested to assist with projects in any of the following areas:

  1. Advertising a promotion of tourism so as to develop an increase in tourism attendance through the generation of publicity;
  2. Promotion of the arts and cultural events;
  3. Construction, maintenance and operation of facilities for civic and cultural activities including construction and maintenance of access and other nearby roads and utilities for the facilities;
  4. The criminal justice system, law enforcement, fire protection, solid waste collection, and health facilities when required to serve tourists and tourist facilities. This is based on the estimated percentage of costs directly attributed to tourists;
  5. Public facilities such as restrooms, dressing rooms, parks and parking lots;
  6. Tourism shuttle transportation;
  7. Control and repair of waterfront erosion, including beach renourishment;
  8. Operation of visitor information centers.

The total of $91,007.26 is available for distribution by the ATAC for 2024 projects. Requests for funding will be considered by the ATAC at its Wednesday, March 20, 2024, meeting. Organizations interested in requesting funding should contact the Assistant City Manager’s office located at City Hall, 1330 College Street or by telephone at (803) 321-1000 for an application package or visit All application packages must be submitted in proper form to the above stated office by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

The 2024 A-TAX Application may be accessed HERE


Applications are now available for the Newberry-PMPA Community Scholar Scholarship! The annual scholarship awards up to four qualifying high school seniors. Deadline is March 29. More information HERE






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The City does not have a 3rd party agreement on Utility payments.  The only way to pay your bill is by coming into City Hall, bank draft, or directly from the City's Website. Please note that the City’s official bill pay website is through Payment submitted through any other payment service is not endorsed by the City of Newberry and any late penalties that result from payment made to any other payment service other than the City’s official payment site, is the responsibility of the customer.  If you are not sure if the payment site you visit is the City's official site, please call the Finance Department at (803) 321-1007 to confirm the official site.  If you feel like you are being scammed please contact us to ask questions. 



City Vision

Our vision is to be an open, engaged and thriving community.

City Mission

To be prudent stewards of the public's resources as we provide citizens, business and visitors with excellent public services.

City Values


We will embrace the diversity of people, interests, resources and perspectives throughout the City by seeking and considering the input of our stakeholders in our decision-making.


We are accountable to the citizens of Newberry. As stewards of the public's resources, we acknowledge the public is counting on us - We must set and exceed expectations that ensure our intentions, words and deeds are beyond reproach. 


We will seek, establish and leverage cross-sector relationships with community-based organizations, educational institutions, businesses and other governmental entities to collectively build a better Newberry. 


We will operate and lead in a manner that is consistent with the legal, ethical and moral expectations associated with your positions. 

Excellence in Service

We seek first to serve. We will foster an environment that places the best interest of the public first, as demonstrated by our mission-driven decision-making. We understand that we exist for the people, to serve the people. People are the life blood of our community and we will do all we can to serve them.