Overview of Government
The South Carolina Secretary of State issued a "Certificate of Incorporation" to the newly formed Town of Chapin on December 24, 1889. In 1975, the South Carolina Legislature enacted into law Act No. 283 which has become known as "The Home Rule Act." The act required municipalities to adopt by ordinance one of three prescribed forms of local government.
The Chapin Town Council adopted the Mayor-Council form of government by ordinance on September 14, 1976. The Mayor serves as Chief Executive Officer.
Town of Chapin, Mayor
P.O. Box 183
Chapin, SC 29036
The Town of Chapin currently levies a 11.505-mills municipal tax. Town tax on most residences are the range of $50 to $70.
Town Holiday Schedule
For a list of the Town of Chapin's legal holidays - 2017 Holiday Schedule for Town Hall (PDF)
The governing body of Lexington County is the Lexington County Council. Find more information on members and meeting times.
Find out who represents the Town of Chapin in Congress and South Carolina State Legislature.
Learn more about Chapin Town Council members, meeting times, and agendas.