The City of Darlington has a Manager-Council form of government, and the City Manager is responsible for preparing the city budget. Darlington City Council has final authority over budget approval. The City of Darlington budget runs from July 1 to June 30. City Manager John Payne may be reached in his office at 400 Pearl Street in City Hall. Clerk/Treasurer Gloria Pridgen may be reached in her office at 400 Pearl Street in City Hall or by calling (843) 398-4000 ext. 102.