decades Horry and Georgetown Counties have recognized a border that doesn’t
match state statute, a border that actually is north of what we thought it was. This could have been the
result of a surveying error or change in technology. This has implications with
regard to tax rates, voting districts, schools, and public safety.
The SC Revenue and Fiscal
Affairs Office, which has a mapping and surveying department, discovered the
error while they were researching boundaries in other parts of the state as
well. The affected area includes about 250 parcels (homes, businesses, and
undeveloped land) considered to have been in Horry County but actually in
Georgetown County, and a couple vice versa.
An Annexation Commission,
appointed by the Governor, and comprised of members of both Counties, is
pursuing the annexation process provided for in State law in order to
permanently establish the boundary desired by the residents.
For more information on the
Annexation Commission meetings, visit our Calendar of Meetings.