Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


I want to start off this message by thanking everyone that participated in our public information session regarding the future roadwork projects. We had a full house and I was excited about the representation from the community. I would also like to thank the lead project managers from the I-26 Widening project and the S- 48 corridor project as well as the representatives from Department of Transportation and Lexington County that hosted the presentations. I know I learned a few things about the project that I wasn’t aware of before the event.

I was encouraged by the crowds of people at the tables during the breakout sessions and I hope everyone received satisfactory answers.  I understand that our citizens might still have some concerns or might not have had the opportunity to get their questions addressed. As such I encourage you to use this link to submit your questions. This will allow us to submit the questions to the responsible party and obtain some answers to your individual questions.

Again, we appreciate everyone’s participation. We all want what is best for our town and we will continue to work hard to make sure that we fully understand any potential impacts to our community.

As the Fourth of July approaches we have received several questions regarding the Town’s policy on fireworks. We have posted the Chapin Town Code for Fireworks on the website for easy access. The following statement was provided by our Chapin Police Department, which I give my full support to:

“We will be flexible on July 4, as long as use is reasonable and safe. On days before and after July 4, we will not proactively seek out people shooting fireworks, but if we received a complaint we will address the issue as the ordinance mandates.”

Many of our citizens will be celebrating the Independence Day holiday this weekend.  We encourage you all to exercise caution and practice responsible decision making over the holiday.

We hope you enjoy the weekend and have a safe and relaxing Independence Day!

Best regards,

David Knight

Town Highlights

Water Rate

City of Columbia Rate Increase

Chapin Town Council is considering a water rate increase that will be consistent with the rate increase currently being considered by the City of Columbia. The Town of Chapin purchases most of its water from the City of Columbia. Final action will be taken by Chapin Town Council on July 3, 2018, after the City Council has finalized the rate change to be imposed on Chapin customers.


Special Election for Town Council

Due to the vacancy, there will be a Special Election held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, for electing one (1) Council Member for an unexpired term. Citizens desiring to be candidates may file at the Lexington County Registration and Elections office.
In order to qualify as a candidate for office and have his or her name placed on the ballot; one must be a resident of the Town of Chapin and be a qualified elector.  The filing fee for this office is $25.00. Books will be open for filing at noon June 29, 2018 and remain open during regular business hours.  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy must be filed with the Lexington County Voter Registration, no later than 12:00 noon July 9, 2018.

Water quality report

2017 Water Quality Report

The Town of Chapin has completed its 2017 Water Quality Report for the Amick’s Ferry Water System. The report can be viewed in person at Town Hall at 157 NW Columbia Ave. Chapin, SC 29036, or on the Town of Chapin website at the following link:
If you would like a copy of the report, you can request a copy from the Town of Chapin at 803-345-8042.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October in the 100 block of Clark Street from 9:30 am to 1:00 am.  We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.

Our third market will be Saturday, July 7. We have limited space available. If you are interest in sponsoring please contact Nicholle Burroughs at .

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

With more than 22,000 people in attendance, the largest event of the year for Chapin is the Labor Day Parade and Festival. We’ve already begun the planning process and are full steam ahead on the coordination efforts. The sponsorships and parade spots are filling up fast.

Vendor Form
Food Vendor Form

Parade Entry Form
Sponsorship Form

If you are interested, please send the completed forms to

Upcoming Events

June 30- 30th Annual Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show and Boat Parade
July 3- Regular Council Meeting (Chapin Town Hall 7:00 PM)
July 7- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
July 13- American Legion Escort of Unclaimed veterans for interment at the Ft. Jackson Cemetery (Town Hall 9:20 AM)
July 14- Movie Night The Greatest Showman (Melvin Park 8:45 PM)
July 28- Shagging on Beaufort Chapin Woman’s Club (Beaufort Street 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM)
Aug. 4- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Aug. 4 & 5 – Little Mountain Reunion
Aug. 21- Congressman Joe Wilson Town Hall Visit (Town Hall 10:15 AM-11:15 AM)
Oct. 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival  (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)

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