TreasurerTreasurer

By State mandate the Treasurer's Office collects real and personal property taxes including vehicles, front foot assessments, and invests all county, school district, airport, and Solid Waste Authority funds.


Message From Your Treasurer

Thank you for visiting the Horry County Treasurer's website. I hope you find this site informative, useful and easy to navigate. The main function of the Treasurer is the collection of both current and delinquent property taxes. The Treasurer also has oversight responsibilities for the collection of Hospitality and Business License fees. Another important duty of the Treasurer is to invest all the revenue for Horry County, Horry County School District, Horry County Airport and the Horry County Solid Waste Authority. I believe we can always improve our efforts to serve the citizens of Horry County. I pledge my support to this mission and the Treasurer's Office will diligently continue to improve the service we provide. 


Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Horry County Treasurer.

Functions

By State mandate the Treasurer's Office collects real and personal property taxes including vehicles, front foot assessments, and invests all county, school district, airport, and Solid Waste Authority funds. The Treasurer's Office also holds tax sales for delinquent taxes at public auction as mandated by State law.

Vehicle Tax

New Resident of Horry County Or Newly Purchased Vehicle Needing a License Plate
  • Obtain a vehicle tax notice from the Horry County Auditor's Office.
  • Pay the tax notice at the Horry County Treasurer's Office [locations] with check (payable to Horry County Treasurer), cash or Visa/MasterCard (photo ID required). Convenience fees apply to all tax payments made with a credit or debit card.
  • Take receipt to S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a license plate and registration. (Maintain Taxpayer receipt for annual income tax purposes.)
Newly Purchased Vehicle Where Dealership Obtained License Plate

A Dealer Affidavit tax notice will be mailed to the address provided by the dealership. This notice is due within 120 days from the date of purchase.

Pay the tax notice:
  • In person, at the Horry County Treasurer's Office [locations] present tax notice with check (payable to Horry County Treasurer), cash or Visa/MasterCard (photo ID required). Convenience fees apply to all tax payments made with a credit or debit card.
  • Through the mail with check only. Make check payable to Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check.
  • At the Horry County Treasurer's Office night deposit boxes for convenient after business-hours payment [locations]. Checks only, made payable to the Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check.
  • Online is not available.
Receipt will be mailed to address on tax notice, maintain receipt for annual income tax purposes.
Renewal of Existing Vehicle with License Plate
  • Renewal tax notices are mailed to residents according to address and vehicle information on file with the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles approximately one month before the expiration of the license plate.
  • Review tax notice thoroughly before paying. Address corrections can be made on the back of the tax notice for receipt only.
  • Consult with the Horry County Auditor regarding possible high mileage discount before paying the tax notice.
Pay the tax notice:
  • In person, at the Horry County Treasurer's Office [locations] present tax notice with check (payable to Horry County Treasurer), cash or Visa/MasterCard (photo ID required). Convenience fees apply to all tax payments made with a credit or debit card.
  • Online at ePay with check or Visa/MasterCard. If your license plate has expired, online payment is not available.
  • Through the mail with check only. Make check payable to Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check.
  • At the Horry County Treasurer's Office night deposit boxes for convenient after business-hours payment [locations]. Checks only, made payable to the Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check.
Receipt will be mailed to address on tax notice, maintain receipt for annual income tax purposes. The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles will issue new registration and decal by mail.
Late Payment of Vehicle Tax Notice
Contact the Horry County Treasurer's Office at (843) 915-5470.
Helpful Information and Useful Links
  • Always review your tax notice and make address corrections before paying.
  • If vehicle has been sold, contact the Horry County Auditor (843) 915-5050.
  • Always include the notice number on check.
  • Always include the tax notice with payment.
  • The Horry County Treasurer's Office will mail a tax receipt upon payment to the address on the tax notice. Also, maintain these receipts for annual income tax purposes. Copies are not available online.
  • NOTICE NUMBER -- A number assigned to each notice and is used when posting payments and making references.
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicle
  • Real Property Tax

    Real Property tax notices are mailed to the owner of record October 1st of the given tax year. Payment is due in full on or before January 15th of the following year. Other tax notices mailed in October in addition to real property tax notices include: mobile homes, watercraft, outboard motors, documented vessels, aircraft, furniture-fixture-appliance-equipment (FFAE), S.C. Department of Revenue and campers.

    Payments
    • Tax notices are mailed to property owners according to the address on file with Horry County.
    • Review tax notice thoroughly before paying.
    • Pay the tax notice:
      • In person, at the Horry County Treasurer's Office [locations] present tax notice with check in US Dollars (payable to Horry County Treasurer), cash or Visa/MasterCard (photo ID required). Convenience fees apply to all tax payments made with a credit or debit card.
      • Online at ePay with check or Visa/MasterCard.
      • Through the mail with check only. Make check (in US Dollars) payable to Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check. The United States postmark is the determining date for mailed payments as to whether or not penalty applies.
      • At the Horry County Treasurer's Office night deposit boxes for convenient after business-hours payment [locations]. Checks only, made payable to the Horry County Treasurer, include tax notice and write the notice number on the check. If your payment cannot be processed, it will be returned for the necessary corrections. Additional penalties and/or fees may accrue. Failure to receive bill does not exempt the account from penalty. The Horry County Treasurer's Office is not responsible for mail that has been mishandled by the US Postal Service.
    Penalty
    The total tax payment is due by January 15th. If payment is postmarked after January 15th penalties accrue on the following dates: January 16, February 2 and March 17. Please contact our office or refer to the tax notice to obtain the correct amount due.

    A receipt will be mailed to address on tax notice, maintain receipt for annual income tax purposes.
    Helpful Information and Links
    • Always review your tax notice and make address corrections before paying.
    • You may be eligible for the following discounts:
      • Primary residence, farm or agricultural exemption - Tax Assessor (843) 915-5040
      • Homestead Exemption - Auditor (843) 915-5050
    • If real property (including mobile home) has been sold, contact the Horry County Tax Assessor (843) 915-5040.
    • If watercraft/outboard motor, documented vessel, aircraft, FFAE or camper have been sold, contact the Horry County Auditor (843) 915-5050.
    • Changes of address for real property should be directed to the Horry County Tax Assessor (843) 915-5040.
    • Changes of address for watercraft/outboard motor, documented vessel, aircraft, FFAE or camper should be directed to the Horry County Auditor (843) 915-5050.
    • Always include the notice number on check.
    • Always include the tax notice with payment.
    • The Horry County Treasurer's Office will mail a tax receipt upon payment to the address on the tax notice. Also, maintain these receipts for annual income tax purposes. Copies are not available online.
    • TAX MAP NUMBER -- A ten (10) digit number that is assigned for property identification and location.
    • NOTICE NUMBER -- A number assigned to each notice and is used when posting payments and making references.
    • South Carolina Department of Revenue
    • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    Short Term Rentals
    PDF   Short Term Rentals Tax Chart

    Penalty Appeals Board Hearings

    If your tax notice has accrued penalties and fees and you believe Horry County is at fault, you have the right to appeal these fees. Please submit your written appeal request along with any documentation to substantiate your claim to the Horry County Penalty Appeals Board at 1301 Second Avenue, Suite 1-C08, Conway, SC 29526. Please state in your written request your interest in attending the hearing and provide a daytime telephone number so you can be informed. A written notice of the outcome of the hearing will be mailed. Penalties will accrue during the appeal process if full payment is not received. Should the board decide in your favor, the Horry County Treasurer's Office will issue a refund of penalties paid.

    Installment Payments

    About Installment Payments
    In response to inquiries from taxpayers requesting the ability to make partial payments for property taxes, I am pleased to introduce installment payments of real property taxes.Horry County taxpayers have the option to pay real property taxes by installments. An installment election is NOT allowed for personal vehicle, boat/motor, or real property paid through escrow. Only real property taxes (land, building and mobile home) will be accepted. Those electing to participate will make five (5) payments in advance based on the previous year's tax amount. The balance due will be billed by November 15th of the tax year. Please fill out an application if you wish to participate.

    South Carolina Code of Laws dictates the procedures for the collection of all property taxes. South Carolina Code 12-45-75 allows the Treasurer through Horry County Ordinance 66-07 to collect real property taxes in installments.

    I believe it is my obligation as your Treasurer to provide the taxpayers and citizens of Horry County every avenue available for the remittance of property taxes. With our e-pay service, and now installment tax payment program, I will continue to enhance the services this office provides. Thank you in advance for your participation.

    - Roddy Dickinson Horry County Treasurer

    Application
    Ordinance 66-07
    Payment Calculations
    Prior Year Tax Amount x 16.67% = Installment Payment Amount
    How to Participate
    • Complete the application. A separate application is required for each parcel.
    • Submit the application to the Horry County Treasurer. The application must be received prior to January 15 of the tax year you wish to pay installments.
    • Upon approval an information packet containing a coupon book, a payment schedule and five remittance envelopes will be mailed to you. (Applications may be denied, examples include: outstanding taxes are due; taxes are escrowed through the bank or you are not the owner of the property.)
    • Pay each installment in full.
      • - In person, at the Horry County Treasurer's Office [locations] present payment coupon with check (payable to Horry County Treasurer), cash or Visa/MasterCard (photo ID required).
      • Convenience fees apply to all tax payments made with a credit or debit card.
      • - Through the mail with check only. Make check payable to Horry County Treasurer, include payment coupon and write the MBP number on the check.
      • - At the Horry County Treasurer's Office night deposit boxes for convenient after business-hours payment [locations]. Checks only, made payable to the Horry County Treasurer, include payment coupon and write the MBP number on the check.
      • Online is not available.
    • Due dates are as follows:
      • February 15th
      • April 15th
      • June 15th
      • August 15th
      • October 15th
      No installment payments will be accepted after October 15th.
    • The Horry County Treasurer will mail the final notice no later than November 15th and payment is due January 15th to avoid penalty.
    • The information packet for the next tax year will automatically be mailed.
    • If you wish to opt out of the program, please provide a written statement.
    Helpful Information
    • Always review your tax notice before paying.
    • Always include the notice number on check.
    • Always include the payment coupon with payment.
    • The Horry County Treasurer's Office will mail a tax receipt upon payment to the address on the tax notice, please review and correct address if necessary. Also, maintain these receipts for annual income tax purposes. Copies are not available online.
    • If property ownership changes contact this office immediately.

    Department Well

    Treasurer
    Roddy Dickinson
    Contact
    Phone: (843) 915-5470
    Fax: (843) 915-6470
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1237
    Conway, SC 29528
    Physical Address
    1301 Second Avenue
    Conway, SC 29526
    Office Hours
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday through Friday

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