News and Announcements

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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings for October 28-November 1, 2019

Horry County Administration Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, County Council Conference Room

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


Horry County Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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

Horry County Animal Care Center to Host Vaccination Clinic

The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, November 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • Distemper/Parvo           $10--dogs only-at least 8-weeks old
  • Bordatella                      $10--dogs only-at least 8-weeks old
  • Rabies                           $10--dogs & cats-at least 4-months old
  • Microchip                       $15--dogs & cats-at least 8-weeks old 
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici     $10--cat only-at least 8-weeks old

Dogs and cats are welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment. 

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Important Phone Numbers and Information for Taxpayers


The Assessor’s office responsibilities include:  keeps real property records (land, buildings and mobile homes), land transfers, appraises real property for tax purposes, takes applications for 4% assessment ratio (legal residence and agriculture property), maintains maps for assessment purposes and makes address changes on all real estate.  To apply for any special assessment or make an address change please go online or come into our office.



AUDITOR’S OFFICE: (843) 915-5054, (843) 915-5050, (843) 915-5052, (843) 915-5053, (843) 915-5055

The Auditor’s office responsibilities include:  keeps records of and appraises personal property (autos, trucks, airplanes, boats, campers, etc.), receives information for taxation (boats, airplanes, business personal property, etc.), prepares tax notices, takes applications for Homestead Exemption (see Homestead Exemption information in glossary above), and makes address changes on all personal property.

**** Personal property licensed or registered with a state agency must be appealed to the County Auditor within twenty (20) days of the date of mailing of the tax notice.  (SC Department of Revenue, PO Box 125, Columbia, SC  29214.)****



The Treasurer’s office responsibilities include: collects current property and all vehicle taxes, online tax payments, installment payments, processes mortgage company payments, safeguards all county  funds, distributes tax money to county, school and municipalities, invests funds for the county, collects executed taxes not paid after March 17 of each year and all delinquent taxes. ***You may pay online using a debit or credit card (convenience fees apply) or the fee free e-check option when you use a bank routing and account number

Horry County Planning & Zoning to Offer Free Program: "Establishing a Grassroots Community Organization"

Horry County is rapidly growing; and with it, there are a number of community organizations that have formalized or are working to become established as non-profits. These organizations play a significant role in shaping the future of their communities. In honor of National Community Planning Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning is hosting a special program entitled "Establishing a Grassroots Community Organization." The event will be held Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM at the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, SC 29526. 

The program will feature:

  • Leigh Kane, Principal Planner with Horry County Planning and Zoning, will discuss Horry County Growth Patterns and the Significance of Community Based Leadership
  • Meredith Millen Harrison, Executive Director with Murrells Inlet 2020, will present on the mission, evolution, and successes of Murrells Inlet 2020.  
  • Ben Bullock, Director of Operations with Together SC, will discuss the foundations of being a successful non-profit and when to consider becoming a 501c3.
  • Ashley Cowen, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning, will conduct a tutorial of how to effectively use social media to convey your message and reach your organization's target audience.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring: 

  • Al Jordan, President of the Greater Burgess Community Association
  • Carole vanSickler, President of the Carolina Forest Civic Association
  • Betsy Fay, President of Beautify Carolina Forest

Horry County welcomes existing and newly forming community-based organizations to participate in this program. Pre-registration is preferred. Click HERE to register.

Upcoming Meetings for October 21-25, 2019

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Monday, October 21, 2019, at 11:00 AM

Horry Electric Cooperative, 2774 Cultra Road, Conway

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Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11:30 AM

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 3:30 PM

Conway Library, 801 Main Street, Conway

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