Council Meetings

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

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.



During the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all involved, city council chambers are limited. The second meeting of each month has been reserved for in-person public hearings and public comment and will be held in the Sumter Opera House Auditorium to provide for adequate social distancing. However, the public is invited to leave a comment form anytime before or after each meeting by clicking here. Those comments received in time for the meeting will be read aloud at the second meeting of each month. Masks, social distancing and temperature checks are required to enter the facility until further notice.

The public may view all City Council Meetings, by watching our live feed online at: 

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Also, see our dedicated page on COVID-19 with emergency ordinances, links to trusted sources and more, by clicking here.

City Council Agendas