Downtown Aiken Development

The Request for Proposals for the Downtown Development Project is now available

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Revitalization Project

Our history of downtown revitalization is strong and the City stands ready to face the next chapter of downtown development.

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City of Aiken Comprehensive Plan

Participate in planning for the City of Aiken, SC’s future!
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Whiskey Road Corridor Study

The public is encouraged to become involved with the year-long study of the Whiskey Road Corridor which ends in summer 2017.
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City of Aiken Services

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City of Aiken News

City Receives Distinguished Budget Award

City Receives Distinguished Budget Award

For the first time and on its first attempt, the City of Aiken has received the highly regarded Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Aiken is one of only 10 South Carolina municipalities to receive this national honor. The city’s operating budget was newly revised in July 2016 and submitted to the GFOA, the preeminent municipal government finance group in the country.

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Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm
Mrs. Claus will read holiday books to all boys and girls. She will give away a free book to every family in attendance. Enjoy cookies and juice with Mrs. Claus after she reads! Ages: 8[...]
6:30 pm Design Review Board
Design Review Board
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
Regular meetings of the Design Review Board are normally held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 214 Park[...]
6:00 pm Smith-Hazel Christmas Tree Lighting
Smith-Hazel Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate “Joy to the World” as we approach the Christmas season. Join us to decorate the community tree, sing holiday songs, and enjoy refreshments with door prizes and a special guest.
12:00 pm CLOSED
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All City of Aiken government offices will be closed on December 9th, 2016, from 12pm to 5pm for an employee function. Garbage, yard debris and recycling pick up will not be affected. Offices will reopen[...]
6:00 pm 25th Annual Christmas in Hopelands
25th Annual Christmas in Hopelands
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The 25th Annual Christmas in Hopelands takes place at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina. This enchanting walk-through exhibit features over two miles of lighted pathways and illuminated holiday displays. Over 100,000 twinkling[...]


General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
135 Laurens St. SW
Aiken, SC 29801