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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government's Weekly Update for April 1-5, 2019

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Revised Council Agenda/Update

Revised Planning Agenda/Update

Horry County Government Weekly Update for March 25-29, 2019

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Register of Deeds Office Implements New Software

Conway, South Carolina-The Horry County Register of Deeds Department will move to new recording software April 1, 2019. This project had its genesis in the fall of 2015 with preliminary budget requests. The new updated software replaces a system that has been in use since 2006.

This update is part of a larger Capitol Improvement Project (CIP) adopted by County Council to modernize the Register of Deeds office. In addition to the new software, a digitization and imaging project was also approved. The initial imaging has been completed and the database of images are having final improvements made with indexing of the images to commence after. When those images are added to our existing database of images, our entire registry of deeds and plats back to 1801 will be available to the public.

Currently, images are only available back to a certain date and users must utilize records in formats like hard copy books, microfilm, and microfiche. These formats are becoming more expensive to provide and must be accessed in person at the office in Conway. Like the existing digital database, the newly digitized records will be available remotely via the internet and the County website which will allow for much wider access to land records.

The new software is named Acclaim and is a product of Harris Recording Solutions. It is more compatible with new computers and is built to include an improved web version for clients. The new software is also streamlined to save time for Register of Deeds staff and to work more efficiently with e-recording software, allowing for the recording of documents without the need to visit the office in person. To prepare for the rollout, the software vendor conducted training classes.

As the conversion is completed the normal schedule will be modified for the business day on Friday, March 29, 2019, and will return with all services available at the start of business on Monday, April 1, 2019.

March 29, 2019, Schedule:

  • 12 p.m.-E-recording submissions will stop, (Submissions made after 12 p.m. on the 29th will have to be resubmitted on Monday, April 1, 2019)
  • 3:45 p.m.-Recordings will no longer be accepted
  • 4 p.m.-Access to escrow accounts will be suspended; Recording Desk & Customer Service will close, Reader Printer Room and Public Room, (across the hall from ROD) will close, access to ROD website and remote internet access to the registry will be suspended
  • 4:30 p.m.-ROD Office will close to the public

Some remote access services may return over the weekend of March 30-31 with all services, including functioning as normal Monday, April 1, 2019.

It is anticipated that changes noticed by the public will be minimal and that the end result will be a recording process that is more streamlined and better able to function with existing software. New services and access to a larger portion of the registry will also be beneficial as other parts of this improvement project become accessible to the public.

For more information, contact the Horry County Register of Deeds Office at (843) 915-5430.

Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, which can be located at All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.

We remind our citizens that where the burn ban is not in place, we ask their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.

Horry County Initiates Burn Ban

 Due to 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 burn ban, visit