Annexation Commission

Annexation Commission

For 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.