Any applicant who desires to conduct, promote, sponsor, organize, or enable a special event must submit a complete application for a Special Event Permit no more than one (1) year and no less than forty-five days (45) prior to the scheduled start of the event. A Special Events Permit is valid for up to seven consecutive days. If you have multiple outdoor events during this time period you will only need one permit for all events, however, each event MUST be separately documented in the "Event Details" section of the application. All activities related to event set-up and take-down must be completed within the dates approved on the permit.
Fill out the Horry County Government Special Events Permit Application completely (Word document on this page).
A completed application will need to include the following attachments:
- A single site plan 8.5 x 11 inches, drawn to scale must show all necessary elements which may include the following:
- Existing facilities/structures
- Proposed temporary facilities/structures
- Traffic flow and provisions
- Security/crowd control
- Medical provisions
- Solid waste disposal
- Location of bands and or music venues
- Sanitation facilities
- Vendors (under separate attachment provide vendor list with Vendor Names, goods and/or services provided.)
- A schedule of events associated with this location for the duration of the permit.
The $250.00 non-refundable application fee can be paid by check or money order (no cash) made out to the Horry County Treasurer. After completing the application, print a copy and submit it with the appropriate attachments and payment to:
Phone: (843) 915-5150
2560 Main Street, Suite 4
Conway, SC 29526
Once the application fee has been paid, the application will be submitted for review by the Emergency Management. The applicant will be notified within 10 business days of the completeness of the application. Once the application has been deemed complete, the applicant will be notified in writing within 10 business days of the approval or denial of the application. Upon approval of the application, the applicant must contact the Emergency Management office at 843-915-5150 and make an appointment to obtain the permit. The Special Events Permit fee ($100 per day) must be paid before the Special Events Permit will be issued.