Important Election Information

In anticipation of Election Day on March 28, 2017, please keep the following in mind relative to posting of political signs. Also, please be aware that your Community Home Owners Association may have guidelines in addition to City Code. Thank you and good luck to all Local Candidates.

Signs may be posted beginning February 26th for the March 28th Election.


Hanahan Zoning Ordinance

Section 8.8(G) Political Signs

Political signs. Any sign erected for the purpose of advertising a candidate for public office, or stating a position on a public issue on which an election or referendum is pending with respect to a particular campaign, shall be exempt, provided the following standards are met.

(1) It is unlawful to place, erect, or maintain any political sign so as to pose a visible hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic along streets, sidewalks, or at street corners.

(2) No political signs are allowed to be illuminated or larger than sixteen (16) square feet.

(3) Signs cannot be placed more than thirty (30) days prior to official election date for the issue presented on the sign.

(4) Signs must be removed no later than ten (10) days after the election.


Safest Places in South Carolina (2016)

Mayor Newman and the entire Hanahan City Council would like to thank the men and women of the Hanahan Police Department and our entire community for helping make Hanahan not only a great community, but a SAFE place to live, work and play.

From ValuePenguin

Below is the entire list of places that we included in our “Safest Places in South Carolina” study. They are listed from the safest to the least safe, according to our analysis. The calculation for the crime scores can be found in the methodology section below. Take a look at the graph and see where your hometown ranks.


Smoke Detector Program (Free)

In its preparedness efforts, the HANAHAN FIRE DEPARTMENT is happy to provide free smoke alarms to citizens who require them. There are no questions asked and no fees – just free smoke alarms!

Hanahan Fire Department Members will be making visits to residents who sign up for free smoke alarms. They will work with families to install up to (2) alarms, provide fire safety tips, and create fire escape plans to ensure families are equipped with the proper resources moving forward.

To sign up come by Hanahan Fire Department Station 1 at 5826 Campbell Street or call 843-268-4280. Leave your name, address, and phone number and someone will get in touch to schedule the best time to drop off the alarms or assist with installation.

Smoke Alarm Installation Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, making sure that there is an alarm outside every separate sleeping area.
  • Hard-wired smoke alarms operate on your household electrical current. They can be interconnected so that every alarm sounds regardless of the fire’s location. This is an advantage in early warning, because it gives occupants extra time to escape if they are in one part of the home and a fire breaks out in another part. Alarms that are hard-wired should have battery backups in case of a power outage, and should be installed by a qualified electrician.
  • If you sleep with bedroom doors closed, have a qualified electrician install interconnected smoke alarms in each room so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • If you or someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, consider installing an alarm that combines flashing lights, vibration and/or sound.
  • Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises).
  • Ceiling mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall; wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
  • If you have ceilings that are pitched, install the alarm near the ceilings highest point.
  • Don’t install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts where drafts might interfere with their operation.
  • Be sure the sensor hole is clean and free of dust once a month to ensure proper operation.

Red, White & Blue Festival 2016

Do not forget that our 4th annual Red, White & Blue Festival is this Saturday, November 12th from 9am – 5pm to be held at 3100 Mabeline Road in Hanahan.

-Children Activities
-Veteran Recognition Ceremony
-Food Trucks
-Craft Vendors
-Police & Fire Obsticle Course
-Live Entertainment

Prior Years

Public Works Collection Update

The City of Hanahan Public Works Division continues to service all areas of Hanahan with the removal of storm debris.  Crews will continue to work extended days and hours in an effort to clean our city.  Presently the crews are working 10 hour days Monday through Friday and 6 hours on Saturday.  The collection schedule is cut-off each day to coincide with the closing of the landfill.

The week of October 10th alone produced 212 tons (normal week 118 tons) of residential household waste, 151 tons (normal week 42 tons) of yard debris and 15 tons (normal week 5 tons) of brown goods and all collected by Hanahan Public Works staff.

We intend to continue running extended yard debris hours in addition to our normal operating schedule until all storm debris has been removed.

If you have large piles and wood larger than 4” in diameter, those piles will be picked up exclusively by the County (if you live on a county road) or SCDOT (if you live on a state road) with specialized equipment.  The county started collections in the city this week and the state has communicated a start date of 10/26-10/28.  The county and state contractors will only make one pass for large piles and wood so please be sure to have your debris by the road.

We would like to thank all citizens for their patience and continued efforts to work with us as we work to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

FEMA Update

The Building and Codes Staff are currently still performing flood damage assessments from Hurricane Matthew for all of our properties that are located within the flood zones. This process is required to determine the percentage of substantial damage. The following information is being shared to our residents from the SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office in regards to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Additional information can be found at SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office:

For an update on the counties that have received declarations (IA and PA) as well as other information about FEMA assistance, please go to the following website:

Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is available to homeowners that have Flood Insurance, have been determined to be substantially damaged, and need to bring their home into compliance. The link to a guidance document for Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is:

Please view the attached flow chart of the process for filing an ICC claim.


ICC Process Chart 53.45 KB 13 downloads


Attached is also a one page sheet with information about three different grant opportunities that will be available.
SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office does not have a timeline for these grants yet. They will contact the communities as they become available.


HMGP FEMA PDM Fact Sheet 471.76 KB 9 downloads


Here is another link to a document titled “Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings”:


Update:  FEMA assistance for Renters

FEMA for Renters Update

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Hurricane Matthew

The Preparation

In preparation for Hurricane Matthew hitting the coastal communities of South Carolina, the City of Hanahan has prepared for the storm on many fronts.

  • We will be offering Sandbags beginning at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) for City of Hanahan and Berkeley County residents only.  Photo identification is required to pick up sandbags.  So far, we have not set a sandbag limit Limit was set to 10 bags per person.
  • We have begun Emergency preparation and have raised staffing levels for essential personnel.  This includes the public safety departments of the City, Police & Fire.
  • City of Hanahan will be closing at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) to allow our non-essential employees to return home and prepare for the storm or leave the area.
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/6/2016 (Thursday).
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/7/2016 (Friday).

Contact Numbers

In case of an emergency, please call 911.  For non-emergencies, please contact our Telecommunications non-emergency line at 843-747-5711.

  • City of Hanahan – (843) 554-4221
  • Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness – (843) 719-4166
  • Berkeley County Storm Hotline – (843) 719-4800


The folllowing shelters have been identified by Berkeley County Governement

  • Westview Primary School (98 Westview Dr. Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Elementary School (715 SC-6, Moncks Corner)
  • St. Stephen Elementary School (1053 Russellville Rd, St Stephen)
  • Cainhoy Elementary School (2424 Cainhoy Rd, Huger)
  • Westview Middle School (101 Westview Blvd, Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Middle School (320 N Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner)
  • Can Bay High School – Pet Friendly (1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC)


We will continue to update this news release with more information as we have it.


Police Department – Pink Patch Project

The Thin Blue Line is going pink.

For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hanahan Police Department will be wearing a pink version of our regular shoulder patch to show support of Breast Cancer survivors, honor those who lost their battle with this dreadful disease, and to raise awareness of the need to defeat this monster that preys on our loved ones. Our department has had two wonderful people fall victim to this predator; Vicki Price and Rose Fillingame. Both of these ladies worked in our Records Section and faced their attacker with a steadfast defiance. Sadly, Vicki lost her fight in 2012. She is still thought of to this day and the way she did not let this disease rob her of her sense of humor. Rose, diagnosed in 2015, has stood up to this enemy and continues to fight. She has barely missed a beat and has not let her struggle get in her way. So, in memory of Vicki and in honor of Rose, after the month of October we will be selling the pink patches to raise money to fund the research and ultimate defeat of this enemy. The proceeds will be donated to a local cancer center.

The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The purposes of the PPP are to:

  1. Raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment
  2. Raise funds for cancer research, treatment and education through the sale of commemorative pink patches (and other items).