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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Planning: Winter 2020 Horry Planner Now Available

Horry County Planning and Zoning is pleased to announce the release of its Winter 2020 E-Newsletter. Within it, you will learn about our recent Planning Academy graduates, efforts to implement the County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan, the status of the County’s impact fee study, and the exciting activities of the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation. You can access the e-newsletter by clicking HERE.  

Auditor's Office to Send PR-26 Tax Forms

Conway, South Carolina (February 18, 2020)—The Horry County Auditor’s Office will be mailing Forms PR-26 and the general information for filing next week on Friday, February 28, 2020, to business and property owners who are subject to the business personal property taxes in Horry County. E-filing form PR-26 is open now at

The online system, launched in 2018, is more efficient both for taxpayers and for staff in the Auditor’s Office in processing approximately 85,000 returns.

Property subject to business personal property taxes include the furniture, fixtures, and equipment owned and used in business and accommodation type properties not primary residence.

Property owners who have questions about filing business personal property taxes and the e-file e-form PR-26 can call the Horry County Auditor’s Office Business Personal Property Division at (843) 915-5054.

Upcoming Meetings for February 17-21, 2020

Board of Architectural Review

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


County Council

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Please note, the second reading and public hearing for Ordinance 15-2020 expressing the intent of Horry County Council to declare Horry County as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights has been moved to the upcoming March 10, 2020 meeting of Horry County Council so that the sponsor of the Ordinance, Councilmember Al Allen, can be in attendance.


North Myrtle Beach Library To Close For Maintenance

The North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will be closed at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, for maintenance.

Patrons are encouraged to visit any one of the other branches of the Horry County Memorial Library System. Locations and hours can be found on the website.

For more information, contact the Horry County Memorial Library System’s Administrative Office at (843) 915-5285.

Horry County Fire Rescue Station 13 Groundbreaking Invitation

What: Groundbreaking for the new Longs fire station. 

When: 2 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020

Where: 801 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, South Carolina 29568


Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner

Horry County Fire Rescue Chaplain John Wayne Tyler

Horry County Councilman Paul Prince

Horry County Councilman Danny Hardee

Horry County Public Safety Assistant Administrator Randy Webster

Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner