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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 1 - December 5, 2014

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events and press releases for the week of December 1 - December 5, 2014.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 24 - November 28, 2014

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, and releases for the week of November 24, 2014.

Community Development Block Grant Workshops & Deadline Announced

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office has announced the deadline for filing CDBG sub-recipient agency applications for the 2015 cycle will be Friday, February 6, 2015, by 2 pm. The application and instructions can be found on the Horry County website.

The funding is provided through a federal block grant program to assist in developing a viable urban community by expanding opportunities for decent housing, suitable living environments and needed public services. Projects must provide a benefit to low-to-moderate income citizens and/or address areas of slum or blight. CDBG does not make grants directly to individuals or families, but instead funds non-profit and governmental agencies that carry out projects in the local area. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.

To assist with the applications, Horry County CDBG will hold three classes at the CDBG/Voters Registration and Election Complex located at 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway. They are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Interested parties should contact the CDBG office to reserve a seat as classes fill quickly. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.

Horry County Government Participates in US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2014 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year.  Drop boxes will be available by November 21, 2014, at the following county offices:

  • Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Government & Justice Center, Atrium, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • Government & Justice Center, Register of Deed, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • J. Reuben Long Detention, 4150 J. Reuben Long Ave., Conway
  • James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Rd., Conway
  • L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety, Emergency Management, 2560 Main St., Conway
  • Museum, 805 Main St., Conway
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport, 1100 Jetport Rd., Conway
  • North Strand Recreation, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River
  • Public Works Facility, Engineering, 4401 Privetts Rd., Conway
  • Socastee Library, 141-707 Connector Road, Myrtle Beach
  • South Strand Complex, Auditor’s Office, 9630 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach
  • South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach
  • Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Drive, Surfside Beach
  • Veteran’s Affairs, 2830 Oak St., Conway

The US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program distributes new, unwrapped toys to needy children ages 0 -12 years old in Horry County.

Boxes will be in the above locations by November 21, 2014, and Horry County will be collecting toys until December 16, 2014.

Please note that Horry County is NOT a distribution point and cannot take requests for toys.  Requests to receive toys through the program should be directed to the local Toys for Tots website.

For more information on Horry County Government’s involvement in Toys for Tots, contact Kelly Lee Brosky at 843-915-5390 or email

Property Tax Bills being Mailed

Conway, South Carolina—The County is mailing approximately 250,000 2014 real property tax bills this week. You can currently view your tax bill online by visiting our website and clicking “Online Services”, then clicking “Tax Payments and Receipts”. Next, enter the property owner name or map number to view the details of the tax bill. This is the same screen where you can make an on-line payment if you chose to do so.  With the implementation of the new tax billing system, you can now pay property taxes by telephone by calling 1-866-830-3582.  The following day you can print your tax receipt from the County’s website by following the above steps.

Tax bills relating to 2014 can be paid without penalty up to January 15, 2015. Payments postmarked after January 15, 2015, and payments paid at the County’s Treasurer’s Office locations after January 15, 2015 will be subject to a 3% penalty, and additional penalty of 7% if not paid on or before February 1, 2015, and a third penalty of 5% if not paid on or before  March 16, 2015.  Additional information relating to paying real property taxes on-line, or signing up for the installment payment plan, is available HERE. The deadline for new applications for the 2015 tax year Installment Payment Program is January 15, 2015.  For more information concerning tax payments please contact the Horry County Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.

The Horry County Auditor’s Office is mailing approximately 60,000 personal property tax bills. Personal property tax must be paid on all personal property, including business personal property used to generate business income within Horry County. This includes business personal property, such as furniture, which is located within a condominium or house that is rented to third parties to generate revenue for the owner. The tax is assessed on the values that the business owners report to the County when they file the Form PR 26 by April 30th each year. More information regarding this filing requirement, including the form and the instructions, are available HERE. If you have questions regarding the personal property tax bill that you receive, or if you filed a Form PR 26 but do not receive a personal property tax bill, please call the Auditor’s Office at 843-915-5054.

The Auditor’s office is also mailing over 15,000 tax notices for watercraft/motors (SCDNR-registered boats and U. S. Coast Guard documented vessels).  There is no annual filing requirement for SCDNR-registered boats; however, if you own a vessel federally documented with the U. S. Coast Guard, you are required to file a Watercraft Survey with the Auditor’s Office by April 30th of each year for a vessel you owned on the prior December 31st, even though it may have been sold after the December 31st assessment date.  The Watercraft Survey is available HERE. If you have a question about taxes on a SCDNR-registered watercraft, please call 843-915-5055.  If you have questions about a tax notice for a U. S. Coast Guard documented vessel, please call 843-915-6643.