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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Vacccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 29 October 2013, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:    
  • Distemper/Parvo-$10--must be at least 8-weeks old(canine)               
  • Bordatella-$10--must be at least 8-weeks old(canine)               
  • Rabies-$10--must be at least 4-months old(canine & feline)               
  • Microchip-$15--must be at least 8-weeks old(canine & feline)               
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici-$10--must be at least 8-weeks old(feline)     

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

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, October 4, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  For this event, adoption fees will be discounted to just $40 for dogs (normally $80) and $25 (normally $50) for cats which includes spaying/neutering, vaccines including Rabies, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping.  Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.  To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.

Weekly Update for September 30 - October 4, 2013

Click HERE for a PDF of Horry County Government's Weekly meetings and events for September 30 - October 4, 2013.

Horry County Fire Rescue Seeks Community Feedback

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Fire/Rescue strives to provide quality services to all citizens and visitors of Horry County and would like to receive feedback from the community regarding the services they provide and the manner in which they are provided.   A citizen’s survey has been added to the Horry County Fire/Rescue’s website

 which will allow citizens the opportunity to share their observations and experiences regarding any recent services that was provided by Horry County Fire/Rescue. 

The results from the survey will be used to better serve the community.   For more information regarding Horry County Fire/Rescue, please call (843) 915-5190.    

Horry County to Implement Changes from TMS Numbers to PIN Numbers

Conway, South Carolina – Over the last three years, the Horry County Assessor’s Office has been issuing both a 10 digit TMS (Tax Map Sequence Number) and 11 digit PIN (Parcel Identification Number) associated with each parcel in Horry County. Both of these numbers will appear on the 2013 real property tax bills. However, effective January 1, 2014, all new parcel splits and parcel merges will be issued only an 11 digit PIN number. 


Rapid development in recent years has required the change to a new numbering system. Essentially, the potential existed in highly developed areas of the county to eventually run out of parcel numbers due to its numbering limitations. This also was being complicated by the need in new database systems to retire parent parcels to insure a consistent history trail. 

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology has also changed the manner in which parcel numbering schemes are developed. GIS enables the auto generation of parcel numbers based on location and grid based standards. Land development and technology advancements impact the need for change. 

The old TMS number will continue to be a part of the GIS data sets forever and only new parcels (splits or combined) will have ONLY a PIN number associated with them.

 For more information on parcel identification numbers, please contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at (843) 915-5040. 

2013 Sample Tax Bill.pdf

Horry County Parking Pay Stations to Accept Credit Cards Only

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County parking pay stations along Shore Drive and Garden City Beach will only accept credit cards for payment beginning September 30, 2013. The pay stations are operational for the season through October 31, 2013. They will become operational again in the spring of 2014

The parking pay stations are located at 115 South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City Beach and at the following public beach accesses along Shore Drive:  

  • Public Beach Access #18 - Ocean Annie's 
  • Public Beach Access #19 - Sands Ocean Club
  • Public Beach Access #20 - Cottage Beach Ct.
  • Public Beach Access #21 - Maison Dr. 
Charges for the parking pay stations will remain the same at $1.25 per hour or $6.00 for a 12 hour period.  Again, the parking pay stations will accept credit cards only beginning September 30, 2013.