Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month (except the first Tuesday in July or otherwise noted).

The first meeting of each month, the meetings are held at 1 PM, while the second meeting is held at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers on the 4th Floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main Street (enter thru the back parking lot entrance, and take elevator to 4th floor).

City Council hosts a public comment period at each third Tuesday meeting.

  • If you are a citizen of the City of Sumter and wish to speak to Council during the “Comments by City Citizens” Period, please complete the sign-in sheet in the lobby of the Council Chambers prior to the start of the meeting. The Clerk will collect this sheet prior to the meeting to verify addresses and location within the City ten (10) minutes before the meeting begins. Comments are limited to no more than three (3) minutes.** 
    • Section 2-61 of the Sumter City Code provides: "Any citizen of the city shall be entitled to an appearance before the council at any regular meeting concerning any city matter, with the exception of personnel matters. Persons desiring to speak must notify the city clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting."

For more information please call (803) 436-2578.

2024 City Council Regular Meeting Schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 2 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, January 16 at 5:30 PM
  • No Meeting on February 6 due to the Municipal Association of SC's Hometown Legislative Action Day
  • Tuesday, February 20 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 5 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 7 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 4 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 PM
  • No Meeting on July 2 in observance of Independence Day
  • Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 3 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 1 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 5 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 3 at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 PM

Budget and other special called meetings may be scheduled during the year as deemed necessary by City Council.

City Council Agendas