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Mission Statement

In a spirit of excellence, integrity, and dedication, the Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other city departments, citizens, and the community at large.

What We Do

Finance is responsible for all financial operations, accounting, and reporting. Assists with budget preparation; prepares and coordinates all quarterly and annual financial statements and liaise with external auditor. Maintains fixed asset inventory records. Provides oversight of purchasing transactions to ensure compliance with City, State and Federal policies and guidelines. Issues timely payments to vendors.


F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the city’s fiscal year?

July 1st through June 30th.

What are franchise fees?

Franchise fees are charges to utility companies for the privilege of operating within municipal boundaries. They are a routine and common practice for municipalities across the state and the country. Examples are electricity, telephone, cable television, waste management and natural gas.

Franchise fees are implemented as part of a service agreement executed between a government and a utility company. These Service agreements outline the terms under which utility companies provide service to customers within a specific territory and local governments require them in order to ensure service to all customers in a geographic area.

Who collects property taxes?

Property Taxes for the City of Hanahan are billed and collected by the Berkeley County Auditors’ and Treasurer’s departments through intergovernmental agreements entered into by the City of Hanahan and Berkeley County. For questions about your property tax bill, contact the Berkeley County Treasurer at (843) 719-4040 or in person at 1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner SC 29461.

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