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Upcoming Traffic Pattern Shift at the Horry County Government and Justice Center

To accommodate an anticipated increase in traffic at the Treasurer’s office at the close of the year, Horry County Government is implementing a traffic pattern shift at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The Treasurer’s drive-thru at the main office located at the Government and Justice Center in Conway will be extended to improve traffic efficiency Tuesday, December 29 through Thursday, January 31. Traffic for the drive-thru will enter on Second Avenue and travel through an extended drive-thru lane in the Government and Justice Center parking lot. See the map below. The red and green arrows indicate the flow of traffic for the drive-thru. The spaces marked in blue will not be available for parking. Visitors are urged to drive cautiously in the area and pay attention to directional signs.

Visitors to the facility that do not need to utilize the drive-thru to pay taxes should enter and exit the parking lot from the Lewis Street access or the access on Elm Street near Marina Drive.

As a reminder, Conway National Bank will be accepting tax payments through their drive-thrus December 21- December 31, 2020. This includes availability during County office holiday closures on December 24 (Christmas Eve) until 2 p.m. and regular operating hours on December 28. People paying taxes are encouraged to take advantage of these additional locations.  CNB can only accept payments by check, for the exact amount due, and accompanied by the payment stub from the Treasurer’s invoice. Payments by cash or credit card will need to be transacted at the Treasurer’s Offices. More information is available here: https://www.horrycounty.org/News/PostId/1522/conway-national-bank-accepting-tax-payments-at-drive-thrus. Many tax payment transactions can also be handled online at https://www.horrycounty.org/Online-Services/Tax-Payments.

With increased traffic and impacts to staffing due to COVID-19, please expect additional wait time at our facility. We ask everyone to be patient and drive courteously.



Bucksport Library Branch Closing until January 4, 2021

Due to increased cases of COVID-19 and potential exposures, the Bucksport Library branch located at 7657 Highway 701 South in Conway will be closed the remainder of this week and next, with an anticipated reopening on Monday, January 4. The other library branches are open and operating on the normal holiday schedule. Curbside pickup is available at those branches and strongly encouraged. Visit https://bit.ly/3mGs4qz for the list of other locations and contact information for the other branches.



Auditor's Conway Office Temporarily Closing Week of December 21

Due to increased cases of COVID-19 and potential exposures, the Horry County Auditor's Conway office located at the Government and Justice Center will be closed next week, December 21 through December 25. The offices located in Little River, Myrtle Beach, and South Strand will remain open and operating on normal schedule. Some services, including the application for the homestead exemption are available online. Visit horrycounty.org/Departments/Auditor for those services, location and contact information for the other branches. You can also email questions to auditor@horrycounty.org.



Conway National Bank Accepting Tax Payments at Drive-Thrus

Important Update from the Horry County Treasurer's Office: 

Conway National Bank will be accepting tax payments through their drive-thrus Dec 21st - Dec 31st.

CNB can only accept payments by check, for the exact amount due, and accompanied by the payment stub from the Treasurer’s invoice. Payments by cash or credit card will need to be transacted at the Treasurer’s Offices.  Payments submitted to CNB will be on a drop off basis. Receipts will be mailed from the Treasurer’s office once payments are processed.  The receipt will reflect the date the payment was dropped off.  We ask citizens to use these locations in order to allow Treasurer locations to focus on the issuance of  decals for vehicle payments. We are extremely grateful to Conway National Bank for assisting our citizens during this time.

CNB will be Closed @2:00 p.m., Christmas Eve, and all of Christmas Day.

Conway National Bank will be accepting tax payments through their drive-thrus Dec 21st - Dec 31st.



Upcoming Meetings for December 21-25, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

NOTE: There are no meetings scheduled for the week of December 21-25, 2020. Horry County Government will be closed Thursday, December 24, 2020, Friday, December 25, 2020, and Monday, December 28, 2020, in observance of Christmas.

 

Library & Museum Holiday Hours

In addition to December 24, 2020, December 25, 2020, and December 28, 2020, the Horry County Memorial Library branches, Horry County Museum, and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed the following:

Library: All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library System will close at 5 p.m. for the week of December 14-18, 2020, December 21-23, and December 29-31, 2020. Additionally, all branches will be closed December 24-28, 2020, and January 1-2, 20201.

Museum: The Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed December 24-26, 2020.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Circuit Court jury trials have been suspended after December 4, 2020. Jurors summonsed by the Horry County Clerk of Court for jury trials do not need to report for the remainder of December 2020 or for January 2021. Contact the Horry County Clerk of Court at (843) 915-5080 for questions or concerns.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty. For the purposes of social distancing, those that must attend court are encouraged to do so individually.

Preliminary hearings have resumed.



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