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On June 28, 2019
in County News
Click here for the Weekly Update for the week of July 1- July 5, 2019.
On June 26, 2019
in County News, Road Construction & Closures
Horry County Public Works has suspended all road closures for Bay Road until July 8, 2019. While we will continue to work in the area, the work should not impact motorists traveling on Bay Road. Work will be primarily within Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club and on River Reach Drive. Our crews are working to minimize traffic disruptions during this period.
We encourage residents to be mindful of the work zones affecting the roadways. The traffic control devices are there for the safety of our residents, visitors and road crews.
For further information please check out www.horrycounty.org and our Facebook page.
On June 25, 2019
in County News
Pursuant to South Carolina Circuit Court Order dated June 21, 2019, there will be a temporary change in fee collection due solely to the temporary injunction obtained by the City of Myrtle Beach. The County’s “Hospitality Fee” collection within the City of Myrtle Beach is being temporally suspended, but may be re-activated in the future as a result of pending litigation.
Horry County will continue charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee, 1.0% Local Hospitality Fee, 0.5% Local Accommodations Tax, and 2.5% Rental Car Fee in all unincorporated areas of Horry County and charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee and 2.5% Rental Car Fee within all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach. Refer to guidance from the City of Myrtle Beach for transactions within the City of Myrtle Beach.
Businesses situated or completing sales subject to these fees within the unincorporated areas of the county and all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit to Horry County as outlined in the chart below. These revised taxes and fees will be reportable to the County by merchants/retailers no later than August 20, 2019, for July sales activity.
This is not a change to the current rates in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Type of Levy you pay
Previously you paid…
As of July 1, 2019…
Unincorporated Areas of Horry County
Accommodations – Short Term Rentals
3.0% total fee –
1.5% County Hospitality Fee,
1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee, and
0.5% County Local Accommodations Fee
No change in the 3.0% amount the consumer pays.
Prepared Food & Beverages
2.5% total fee –
1.5% County Hospitality Fee and
1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee
No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays
Places of Admissions
Rental Car Fee
2.5% County Fee
Municipalities (Except City of Myrtle Beach)
Businesses and merchants situated in Municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit the following County Fees:
1.5% County Hospitality Fee*
No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays
* Municipal Local Hospitality Fees and Local Accommodations Fees are due and will be remitted to each individual Municipality. Check with each Municipality for their current rates. For Additional information, please refer to the County Website at www.horrycounty.org.
On June 24, 2019
in County News
A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Freewoods Road and Blue Heron Boulevard (the entrance to Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club). Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays.
The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.
On June 21, 2019
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, and media releases for June 24-28, 2019.
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