News & Media

The City of Sumter works to ensure residents receive as much information as possible about all things relating to the City in a timely manner. In the News Room, you will find official press releases from the City, awards to the City, important services and project information from the Mayor, public service announcements, official city photos, links to social media accounts and more.

Links to Official City of Sumter Social Media Pages:


City of Sumter's Social Media Comment Policy (PDF)



The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) has named the Sumter Visitors Center a partner in Discover South Carolina’s Front Porch Program.

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The City of Sumter will be conducting a Public Hearing, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. , at City Hall, Fourth Floor Council Chambers, 21 North Main Street, Sumter, SC, to receive comments from citizens on its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The...Read more


The City-County Business License Office and staff will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 . All staff will be in statewide training.

We do apologize for the inconvenience. The office will reopen at 8:30 am on Thursday, March 7.

You may leave a message at 803-774-1601 ....Read more

The Communications Department at the City of Sumter is charged with providing news and information to council, administration, departments, dignitaries and elected officials, community and local, regional and national media outlets. The Communications Department fields all questions from the media and provides opportunities for interviews with leadership and experts on specific topics, as well as provides media support for many events, activities, and services throughout the community.

Additionally, the communications department tells the story of the City of Sumter through written stories, photos and videos on the more than 30 departments across the city, provides support to Team Sumter and oversees the City of Sumter's social media pages, the city website and the city's employee portal.

Use of any City of Sumter logos or seal is reserved for official City of Sumter business only.