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Socastee Community Meeting

Horry County officials, in partnership with Horry County Councilman Cam Crawford, Representative Heather Ammons Crawford, and Senators Luke Rankin and Stephen Goldfinch, are organizing a Socastee Community Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Socastee High School.

Members of the community with properties impacted by the recent flooding following Hurricane Florence are encouraged to attend to learn more about available resources and community resiliency planning efforts. Participating organizations will be set up in stations around the common area and attendees will be able to visit different stations and speak with representatives from those agencies.

Participating organizations include South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Disaster Recovery Office (DRO), Grand Strand Water and Sewer, Horry Electric, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, Horry County departments including Stormwater, Public Works, Code Enforcement, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, and the Police Department will be on hand to answer questions.

Final Stage of Debris Removal Begins Today

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Horry County Government is entering the final stage of debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county. The County’s contracted crews have completed several passes through communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they are now set to begin their final pass to clean up any remaining debris in these same communities.

The County established a final debris set-out date of Monday, November 26th, 2018.  Residents that live on a county-maintained road and still have flood-damaged debris need to bring it to the county’s right-of-way today.  Any debris that is placed in the right-of-way in front of residents’ homes after today may not be picked up by the county’s contractors because they will be making a single “final pass” through all flood-damaged communities.

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort even if it is placed in the county right-of-way prior to 11/26.

Likewise, any debris that is placed outside the county’s right-of-way will not be collected during the contractor’s final pass.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement. A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during the final pass for debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at 

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by this event. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until debris removal operations are complete. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood damaged appliances and white goods, flood damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.

Horry County Offers Free E-Check Payment Option for Taxpayers

Horry County Government is pleased to announce that taxpayers can now pay property taxes online by e-check with no fees. The e-check payment process uses the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system to transfer money electronically, requiring customers to use the routing and account numbers from their financial institution to make a payment. Customers using a credit card will still be required to pay a processing fee.

Horry County Treasurer Angie Jones said, “We are excited to offer this service to our citizens. Working together with County Council, Finance, and Administration we are now able to offer this cost-saving payment method to our taxpayers. Our goal has always been and will always be providing services that will benefit our taxpayers. Save yourself a trip or a stamp and make a convenient, fee-free payment from home.”

“Being able to partner and make things happen for our citizens is our highest priority in Horry County Government,” stated Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “We will continue efforts to make it easier for residents to do business with Horry County.”

Taxpayers can make an online payment by visiting or by downloading the HCConnect App, available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Customers with questions about their tax bill can call the Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.

Horry County App Features Voting Information Ahead of Election Day

The Horry County IT/GIS team has added a new feature on the Horry County mobile app, HCConnect, that allows users to access important information ahead of Election Day. Users with a profile can find their polling place based on their primary address and see a sample ballot for their precinct. 

“This is exactly what we designed the app to do,” said IT/GIS Director Tim Oliver. “We will continue to develop timely updates that empower our users with the information that matters to them.”  

The General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. For questions about voting in the upcoming election, call the Horry County Voters Registration and Elections department at (843) 915-5440.

HCConnect is available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.

New Feature Launches in Horry County App to Connect Adoptable Pets with New Homes

The Horry County IT/GIS team has added a new feature on the Horry County mobile app, HCConnect, that allows users to browse the profiles of animals available for adoption at the Horry County Animal Care Center. The profile includes a photo of the animal and information about the animal’s age and breed along with important medical information.

“We are thrilled with this new HCConnect feature for the Animal Care Center,” said Animal Care Center Director Kelly Bonome. “Our hope is that people will use this new tool to connect with our organization and help us find homes for the amazing animals in our care.”  

The Horry County Animal Care Center, located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway, South Carolina, is open for adoptions from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. For questions, call (843) 915-5172.

HCConnect is available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.