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fire department

In case of an emergency please dial 911 

411 Mill Street, Laurens, SC 29360

(864) 984-3312

The Laurens City Fire Department is a combination paid and volunteer department.  The department is staffed by 13 full- time firefighters and  20 part-time firefighters. Personnel are trained in interior structural firefighting, Confined Spaces Rescue, Haz. Mat., Medical First Responder, fire prevention and trench rescue. The Laurens City Fire Department was formed in 1884 and has a class 1 ISO rating.

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Bill Hughes


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Tim Robinson

Assistant Chief



Captain A-Shift

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Neil Roberts

Captain B-Shift

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Colby Starling

 Captain C-Shift

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Justin Edwards

Lieutenant A-Shift

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William Gonzalez

Lieutenant B-Shift



Lieutenant C-Shift

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Steven Donald

Senior Engineer

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Craig Henson

Senior Engineer

municipal court

Laurens municipal court is located at 250 West Laurens St. in Laurens SC, 29360. The Court building is the old police/fire station located next to the Commission of public works. Our court clerk is available to accept payment of fines during the hours provided. Municipal court is held every Tuesday at 4pm and every Wednesday and Thursday at 9am. Please dress appropriately and silence all electronics.

Appearing in Court

 Click Here for our rules concerning your court appearance.


Please use the 250 West Laurens St. address to pay your fine.


Clerk of Court Hours:

Monday 8am - 1pm

Tuesday to Friday 8am - 5pm


Valerie McDaniel - Clerk of Court

(864) 984-3532

 250 West Laurens St.

Laurens SC, 29360



In case of an emergency please dial 911 


Police Administration

 201 W.Main Street, Suite B (2nd Floor), Laurens SC, 29360


Police Patrol Office

250 W. Laurens St., Laurens SC, 29360

(864) 984-3532

The Laurens Police Department is a full-service police department that prides itself on its strong partnership with the community. Through the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the police department and the support of our council members and the community, Laurens continues to be a safe community in which to live and work.

Values: The Laurens Police Department focuses its efforts on providing high service levels, which not only meet but also exceed expectations of safety services. The next few years will be a time of significant change in both the city and the police department. Growth in population, new technology, and commercial development create challenges and opportunities alike. We are proud of the contributions that the police department has made to the quality of life that Laurens citizens enjoy. We are excited about the future and look forward to working with all of you to ensure the best for our community.

In Doing So: We protect the rights of all persons. We strive to treat every person with respect, dignity, and compassion. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. We are committed to personal integrity, common purpose, and support of each other as essential to an effective and productive work environment. We provide leadership in our profession as an example for all law enforcement and to guarantee the best possible services to our citizens

** If you are interested in becoming a police officer with the Laurens PD please fill out the application located here

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Chrissie Cofield


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Dillion Sherfield


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Heath Copeland


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Billy Sellers


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Ben Gallo


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Gene Richards


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Chris Wilkes


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William Miller


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Scott Franklin


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Jimmy Sharpton

Master Patrolman

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Casey Jones


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James Hunt

Master Patrolman

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Lewis Gambrell

Master Patrolman

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Ted Richardson

Master Patrolman

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Ryan Willard


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Nathaniel Jay


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Terri Anderson


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Brent Rushing + K9

Master Patrolman

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Jordan Wallace


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Jessica Williams


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Cole Alloy


PLanning & Development

Building Code

The purpose of this code is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare, through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

Building Official

The building official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provision of this code. The building official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies and procedures shall be in conformance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.


The building official is authorized to make all of the required inspections, or the building official shall have the authority to accept reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals. Reports of such inspections shall be in writing and be certified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by the responsible individual. The building official is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that arise, subject to the approval of the appointing authority.

Required Certificate

Certificate of Occupancy, application; inspection fee.

All applicants seeking a certificate of occupancy from the building and zoning administration shall pay unto the city, simultaneously with the submission of an application for a certificate of occupancy, the currently required fee for the first inspection to be conducted by the building and zoning administration. Should it be necessary for a second inspection by the occupancy, the second inspection shall require a fee.

Business License

Every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupancy or profession listed in the rate classification index portion of the ordinance, in whole or in part, within the limits of the City of Laurens, South Carolina, is required to pay an annual license fee and obtain a business license.


Any person violating any provision of the ordinance shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine of up to $500.00 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days upon conviction. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense. Punishment for violation shall not relieve the offender of liability for delinquent penalties and costs provided.


The following items require a permit:

  • New houses or Buildings

  • Room additions or expansions

  • Structural repairs, remodeling, and alterations

  • Accessory structures (larger than 200 Sq ft) such as sheds, gazebos, decks (taller than 30 in), patio slabs, etc.

  • Carports and detached garages

  • Replacement of heating and air conditioning equipment

  • Re-piping of water lines, replacement of sewer lines, and replacement of water heaters

  • Modifications to electrical service and wiring

  • Installing gas lines

  • Re-roofing, new siding, and replacement windows

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Brandon Roberts

Building and Zoning Director


Madison Workman

Planning and GIS


Hours of operation

8am-4:00 pm Monday - Friday


Office: (864) 984-2613 - Fax: (864) 681-2613


Mr. Kerwin Tribble, Director 


Mr. Robert Cook, Supervisor


Hours of Operation

7am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Office: (864) 984-3621

Cell: (864) 938-5046

Making the City of Laurens clean and beautiful is our mission. We ask our residents to join us in our efforts to make this their mission also.

In an attempt to improve our service, please observe the following trash removal regulations.

The following items must be placed on the street in separate piles to be picked up (No Exceptions). Please do not combine these items.  Unless separated, they will not be picked up.

  • Grass clippings & leaves (please do not put in bags)

  • Limbs (no longer than 6 ft or 6 inches in diameter)

  • Household Garbage (must be in the rolling carts)

  • White Goods (refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, etc...) are picked up on Fridays by appointment only.

  • Construction materials must be removed by the owner.  All contractors must remove all of their materials.



The Streets Department operates on a weekly schedule to pick up debris and trash.  We are sorry that we are unable to respond to individual calls outside our weekly schedule.

Roll carts must be at the curbside the night before your scheduled pick up day and must be pulled back in your yard by 6:00 p.m. the same day. The following items should not be placed in the roll cart for pick up:  dirt, leaves, rocks, construction materials and hot charcoal.

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Kerwin Tribble

S&S Director

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Robert Cook

Streets Supevisor

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Travis McBeth

Streets Driver

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Bobbie Burnside

Streets Driver

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Brent Riddle

Streets Driver

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John Terriel

Streets Driver

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Norman Smith

Maintenance Tech

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Tito Smith

Maintenance Tech

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Cruz Ramirez

Streets Equip. Operator

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Willie Yargin

Streets Equip. Operator

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Scott Morse

Streets Crew

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Randall Wise

Streets Crew

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Roger Williams

Streets Crew

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Reginald Austin

Streets Crew

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Tim Lindsay

Streets Crew

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Douglas Williams

Streets Crew

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Arkeith Harris

Streets Crew

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Chris Pressley

Streets Crew

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Erskine Pulley

Part-time Streets Driver