Dorchester County is rolling out new technology in its Summerville and Saint George buildings to make county information more easily accessible for its residents.
The county recently installed interactive public information kiosks in the lobbies of the buildings.
Residents can use the kiosks to look up property tax bills, use a map to get around the building, apply for county jobs and to look up county news and events.
iPads have also been added in the county assessor’s office so residents can digitally fill out property tax exemption forms.
Officials say the new technology could help visitors save time and find information quickly.
“Instead of having to interact with an employee directly, they might be able to get their questions answered directly by coming into the building and seeing something when they walk in the door,” said Daniel Prentice, deputy county administrator and chief financial officer.
The county spent about $16,000 to install the kiosks and about $1,000 for the iPads.
The kiosks will also be installed at the county law enforcement complex, courthouse and water and sewer buildings in the coming months.