Neighborhood Services

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The Neighborhood Services Division is a conduit of assistance and action between City of Charleston residents and the municipal government. We provide information and services to individual residents as well as ensure that concerns expressed by neighborhood association representatives reach appropriate city officials.

If you are interested in learning more about how to form a Neighborhood Association in your neighborhood, please contact Neighborhood Services Manager, email Su Griffin or call 843-720-3886.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates from our division about what’s happening the City of Charleston. 

Citizen Services Desk

Please be advised that you may also request assistance and information online through the Citizen Services Desk or by calling 843-724-7311. For a breakdown of other key contact numbers, please see our City of Charleston Hotlines (PDF) flyer.

Alternate Side & Signed Complete Street Sweeping Program

While routine street sweeping takes place throughout the city of Charleston, several downtown neighborhoods participate in the Alternate Side and Signed Complete Street Sweeping Program. Find out if your neighborhood is in the program. Want to avoid tickets and tows? Sign up for email and text reminders!

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New Interactive Map to Help Find Free Food in the  Lowcountry

The Lowcountry Food Bank, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities and the City of Charleston announced a new online, interactive Lowcountry Food Finder Map to help people in need find free food.

People trying to find nearby food pantries can go to and type in their location. When they do, a list of food resources with available times and days for sites closest to them will be provided. 

Neighborhood Spotlight! 

Crosscreek is a single family neighborhood in James Island located just behind the fork of Folly Road and Maybank Highway. With 175 homes, the neighborhood is behind James Island Christian Church and adjacent to apartments and townhouses. The neighborhood is within walking distance to a grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, and medical care, and abuts Lake Hollis, a 7-acre manmade lake that is home to a rich tapestry of wildlife.

To learn more about Crosscreek, click here!


Neighborhood Council & Commission

The City of Charleston has a unique organization for neighborhood associations which fosters greater access to the Mayor and City staff. Is your neighborhood association in the Neighborhood Council? Learn how to apply!


Neighborhood Toolkit

The Neighborhood Toolkit was created by the City of Charleston in partnership with Enough Pie, a local non-profit using creativity to connect and empower the community. The toolkit provides support and sample materials for neighborhood associations to help create and maintain dynamic and connected communities. It includes an introduction to the City team who supports neighborhood efforts, ideas for organizing neighborhood meetings, templates for materials, new ways to communicate and more. View the toolkit (PDF).


Neighborhood Name Changes

If you and your neighbors would like to inform the City of Charleston of your organization's intent to change the name of your neighborhood, click here.

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