Below is an alphabetical listing of the departments of Horry County Government. To narrow down the list, type a keyword into the interactive text box.

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The Horry County Administrator is Steve Gosnell. Mr. Gosnell oversees over thirty departments in the county under the three divisions - public safety, administration and infrastructure and regulation (I&R).

administrator, divisions, Steve Gosnell


The Department of Airports is an agency of Horry County and receives its funding for operations and maintenance of County airports through user fees and charges on aeronautical activities at the airport.

airport, myr, fly, flights, airfield

Animal Care Center
Animal Care Center

The Animal Care Center provides excellent care and humane treatment for all animals while maintaining a clean and healthy environment for both animals and people. Its main goals are to promote and provide healthy adoptions and work with animal control to better serve Horry County.

animal, pet, shelter, adoption

assessor's office

The Horry County Assessor's Office appraises and lists all real property for taxation and maintains ownership information. It reviews legal residence (or primary residence) applications, agriculture assessments, and many other ownership functions.

administration, assessor, primary residence, legal residence, fair market value, taxes, ownership info, assessment, appeals, agriculture, boundaries, tax districts

attorney's office

The Horry County Attorney provides in-house legal advice and counsel to the County Council, the County Administrator, Division Directors, County departments, boards, and commissions.

attorney, legal, law, lawyer, county attorney

auditor's office

The Horry County Auditor's Office assembles information regarding real and personal property ownership for the purpose of establishing a fair market value, computation of the assessed value and application of the taxing millage rate to produce revenue to be collected by the Horry County Treasurer/Tax Collector.

audit, tax, boat, assessment, assessed, millage

Budget Office
Budget Office

Preparation of annual budget in accordance with county financial and programmatic policies and goals that address long-term concerns and issues, short-term financial and operational policies, and divisional and departmental objectives.

budget, finance, revenue, money

Business License
Business License

The Business License department is responsible for processing Business License applications, renewals, and appeals for businesses operating within the unincorporated areas of Horry County.

business license, zoning, fees

Clerk of Court
Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court's (Circuit and Family Court) purpose is to provide all the services of the judicial system to the general public.

court, family court, judge, child support, juror, docket, passport, civil, criminal, hawkers, peddler's

Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement

The code enforcement department issues building permits and inspect new construction and improvements to all buildings located within the unincorporated area of Horry County.

infrastructure and regulation, code enforcement, permits, permit requirements, building permits

Community Development

The Community Development staff administers the Community Development Block Grants as well as other grants including the Department of Energy Block Grants and the Justice Assistance Grants.

administration, block grants, department of energy, justice assistance


The Horry County Coroner's Office investigates deaths and manages related files according to South Carolina state law.

coroner, death certificates, cause of death investigation

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Delinquent Tax

The Delinquent Tax Department is responsible for the collection of past due taxes or additional penalties.

delinquent tax, tax sale, seizure of property, default payment, auction


The E911 Department assists citizens and visitors by answering emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatching emergency personnel and maintaining records.

public safety, 911, dispatch, emergency, CAD

emergency management
Emergency Management

Horry County Emergency Management is responsible for creating and coordinating response plans in the event of an emergency in our area.

emd, public safety, storm, hurricane, natural disaster, emergency, tornado, chemical spill, flood, tsunami, earthquake, public safety


Horry County Engineering is responsible for administration of the Beach Renourishment Program and Local Road Improvement Program, acquiring road and drainage easements, approving and inspecting the construction of subdivisions, and administration of the Horry County Traffic Calming Program.

infrastructure and regulation, engineering, roads, paving, speed bumps, permit, traffic, drainage, beach renourishment


The Finance Department is responsible for developing, maintaining, and administering all programs related to general accounting functions, invoice audit and certification of funds, cost accounting and payroll functions as well as preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

administration, finance, budget, payroll, funds, financial report, accommodations tax, revenue, money

fleet maintenance
Fleet Maintenance

The fleet maintenance department provides major and minor repairs to all county vehicles and heavy equipment and provide an on-the-road tire service.

infrastructure and regulation, vehicle, maintenance, repair,


Horry County Fire Rescue is tasked with fire protection to the unincorporated areas of Horry County and emergency medical care for the entire county.

public safety, fire, ems, ambulance, emergency, medical, volunteer, station, chief, wildfire

hospitality fee
Hospitality Fee

The Hospitality Fee department is responsible for collecting, depositing, and auditing all businesses affected by the Hospitality Fees for Horry County. Audits are performed to assure proper accounting and collection of fee revenues.

hospitality, fee, tax, business

Human Resources
Human Resources

The Horry County Human Resources department's mission is to maximize the welfare of Horry County Government employees with programs, interventions, and processes designed through collaborative efforts with all organizational levels.

hr, human resources, jobs, employment opportunities, benefits, holidays


The IT/GIS department is responsible for hardware, software, infrastructure and telecommunication requirements for the users working for Horry County Government. We are committed to delivering the best technology tools to county staff to enable them to accomplish their daily assignments and provide superior customer service.

it, gis, application, network, technical support, help desk, data, database, maps, mapping, arcgis, esri, servers, cio, data processing, as400


There are currently ten libraries open to the public throughout Horry County. The library's official website has more information regarding library cards, making donations, joining book clubs, getting your kids involved, hours, schedule of events, and much more.

libraries, memorial library, public facilities, books, wifi


The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining all county-owned facilities, custodial services, and providing construction management services for new building construction.

facilities, construction, building, grounds, maintenance, custodial, remodel, electrician, HVAC

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Master In Equity

The Master-in-Equity decides cases generally involving foreclosures, partitions, and other equity matters, such as accountings, supplemental proceedings, and any other matters involving non-jury matters in which the parties have agreed that the Master shall hear the case.

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Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum's mission is to preserve, protect and teach the history of Horry County.

museum, history, living farm, artifacts

Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of active and passive recreational opportunities. These opportunities encompass diverse programs and facilities to promote the mental, physical and social well-being of it citizens.

parks, recreation, sports, summer camps, kids, athletics, youth, boat landing, program registration, after school, summer youth

Planning and Zoning
Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department administers the County's Land Development Regulations and Zoning Ordinance.

planning, zoning, maps, planning commission, zoning ordinance, land development, architectural review, affordable housing, zoning board of appeals


The Horry County Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency. Horry County Police Department is the only remaining county police department in the State of South Carolina.

police, crime, investigation, law enforcement, precinct, narcotics

Probate Court

Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments.

estate, marriage license, commitments, guardian, conservator, will, organ donor


To provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all purchases involved in public procurement by the County, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.

purchasing, bid, rfp, purchase order

Public Defender
Public Defender

The 15th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office provides legal representation to indigent adult clients charged with offenses heard in the criminal courts of Horry and Georgetown counties. Our office also represents juvenile clients charged with criminal and/or delinquent charges in Family Court.


Public Information
Public Information

The Public Information Department responds to media inquiries, issues news releases, responds to Freedom of Information Act requests and is responsible for web content.

news release, FOIA, media, press, public information, PIO

Public Works
Public Works

The Department of Public Works maintains all roadway networks and bridges owned by the county, as well as constructing an average of 8 miles of paved road each year.

roads, bridges, paving, public works

Records Management
Records Management

Provide storage for all permanent and inactive County Records for the duration of their established retention period as approved by County Council and the South Carolina Department of State Archives.

records, document storage, archives

Register Of Deeds
Register of Deeds

Recordation of documents concerning land transfers and other miscellaneous instruments of record.

recording, deed, escrow

Sheriff's Office

The Horry County Sheriff's Office is responsible for numerous task including courthouse security, processing warrants, fingerprinting, registration of sex offenders, funeral escorts, background checks and managing the J. Reuben Long detention Center.

deputy, warrant, background check, jail, prison, sex offenders,


The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit includes Horry and Georgetown Counties and our mission is to preserve the rights of the citizens of these counties while prosecuting those who violate the law.

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The Horry County Stormwater Department maintains drainage systems in Horry County. They also conduct mosquito spraying and issue stormwater permits.

mosquito, spraying, stormwater, drain, drainage, permit


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.

vehicle tax, property tax, online payment, millage

Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs

The Horry County Veterans Affairs office is committed to assisting veterans and their dependents in filing claims for benefits for which they may be eligible.

veterans affairs, va, claims, va benefits, va clinics, va hospital

Voters Registration & Elections
Voters Registration & Elections

The Voter's Registration and Elections department is committed to giving all citizens a chance to register and vote, and also to successfully administer all federal, state, and local elections held within Horry County.

voters registration, register to vote, voting, elections, voting precincts