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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings for April 6-10, 2020

Upcoming Meetings


All meetings for April 6-10, 2020, have either been canceled or postponed.


Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of April 6, 2020. This excludes all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor. 


All County offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, April 10, 2020.


We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.


Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of April 6. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 


The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5:00 p.m. today and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.


Road Construction Update


Grier Dock Road, in the Galivants Ferry section of Horry County, will be closed for approximately 90-days, weather permitting, beginning April 8, 2020, for the bridge to be replaced.


Additionally, John Cannon Road, in the Aynor section of Horry County, will also be closed for approximately 90-days, weather permitting, starting April 2, 2020, for the bridge to be replaced.


Horry County Institutes Outdoor Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 4, 2020)—Due to current weather conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and windy conditions. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.


For more information on the status of the burning ban, visit

Horry County Offers Assistance for Businesses during State of Emergency

Recognizing the economic impacts to our area resulting from emergencies and disasters, Horry County Council has taken action to implement additional protections for the business community as part of the County’s emergency management, response and recovery. With the Governor’s order declaring a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, certain provisions dealing with the filing of fee returns took immediate effect.

These measures include:

  • An extension of deadlines on all filings during the emergency and for a period thereafter
  • Non assessment of late penalties and fees during these times

In addition, at the request of the Horry County Treasurer, the County adopted additional measures to assist businesses to include: 

  • Waiving e-check fees to offer a no-cost payment option for business license and hospitality fees

Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner said, “We know this is an incredibly difficult time for our local business community. We will continue to work with them to mitigate the economic impacts of this event.” 

Angie Jones, Horry County Treasurer said, “We understand many businesses have been required to close and that makes it difficult or impossible to keep up with our normal deadlines. If any business owners have questions or concerns, we encourage them to call our office—we are standing by and ready to help.”

The Horry County Business License and Hospitality Fee Office can be reached at 843-915-5620. While County facilities remain closed to the public, staff in these offices are still working and available to answer questions or address concerns.