Town of Cheraw

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Life In The Prettiest Town in Dixie

A game of golf at Cheraw State Park. Strolling down the tree-lined sidewalks on Third Street. Cheering on your favorite ball player at Arrowhead Park. Life in Cheraw is quiet, comfortable, and beautiful. Good people making the best of their resources. Nothing elaborate; just simply celebrating life. Cheraw is rich with gardens, parks and the architectural heritage of three centuries. Shop, golf, or enjoy the outdoor adventures the area has to offer. A strong economic base blends this beautiful legacy with the best of the present, making Cheraw a wonderful place to live. Come see us. We'll be delighted if you decide to stay!

Incentive Program for New Retail and Commercial Businesses

The Cheraw Town Council recently passed an ordinance authorizing incentives to help attract new retail and commercial businesses to Cheraw.
To read more about the Incentive Program click here.

Permit for Yard Sales

It is Spring Cleaning season and the Town of Cheraw would like to remind you that a yard sale permit is required before having a sale.  There is no fee for this permit so please fill one out and return it to Town Hall.  You can download the permit by clicking here.

House Number Service

The Town of Cheraw is offering residents a service that will allow their house number to be painted on the curb at their driveway to assist emergency personnel in locating houses. There have been several incidents where emergency personnel have had difficulty in finding houses that have no house number displayed or the incident has taken place at night when house numbers are hard to find or read.

As a result of these incidents, the Cheraw Town Council has voted to implement a service that is completely voluntary to its citizens. Residents wanting to have their house number painted on the curb can stop by the Cheraw Town Hall and fill out an application. A $10 fee will need to be paid and the Town will paint the house number on the curb.

For those residents who have no curb, you can obtain a yard house number sign by going to the Cheraw Fire Department and pay a $15 fee.

New Rules for Citizens Requesting Appearance Before Town Council

On November 14, 2017, Ordinance 2018-02 was passed, amending Section 2-16 of the Town Code of Ordinances. For additional information, read more...

Historic Resources Survey Project Completed

The Town of Cheraw recently received a completed Historic Resources Survey of the historic district.  For additional information and to read the report, read more...

Latest News

Town of Cheraw Releases Synopsis of Zoning Changes

The Department of Planning and Community Development is pleased to release an overview of zoning changes being made in the town.  If there are any questions please contact Rodney Tucker at 843-537-8400 or  As an   Full Story ››

2nd Public Hearing on Proposed Rezoning in the Town of Cheraw

Cheraw, SC – On Thursday, June 13, the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review and discuss the proposed zoning/rezoning requests. Afterward, it will make its recommendation to Council. RS3 Planning Collaborative, LLC's Mr.   Full Story ››

Cheraw Board of Architectural Review Special Meeting

This serves as a notice that the Cheraw Board of Architectural Review will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 5:15 PM in Town Hall.   Full Story ››

EPA Factsheet on PCB contamination in Cheraw

The EPA provided an updated fact sheet on the history and work being conducted on the old Burlington Industries superfund site in Cheraw.   Full Story ››

Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 5th 2019

Board of Architectural Review Meeting

Time: 5:15 pm

This meeting will take place on the 1st Monday of each month* at Town Hall, 200 Market Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom.
Contact Information:
Rodney S. Tucker, Community Development Director (
Mike Smith, Town Administrator (
Applications must be submitted no later than the Tuesday before each meeting to be placed on the agenda.

*The Board of Architectural Review may reschedule meeting dates for holidays, Town closings, or accommodate conflicting schedules. The Town will notify the media and public if there are cancellation or date changes.   Full Story ››

Thursday, Aug 8th 2019

Movie Night in Centennial Park

Time: 7:30 pm

Come on down to Centennial Park to Watch the Incredibles 2   Full Story ››

Tuesday, Aug 13th 2019

Town Council Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm

This meeting will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 200 Market Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, please contact the Town Administrator at 843.537.8400.

Information must be submitted no later than noon on Friday before each meeting to be placed on the agenda.   Full Story ››

Thursday, Aug 15th 2019

Third Thursdays The Band of Oz

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe Street
Cost: $5 per person
Details: 21 & up; lounge chairs & coolers welcomed; call 843.537.8421
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