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Legal Residence Application Now Available Online

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Assessor’s office is pleased to announce that filing an application for legal residence no longer requires the taxpayer to visit the office. The Assessor’s website now has a fully electronic application that can be completed from home or on a mobile device.  Taxpayers will need to know their Property Identification Number (PIN), which can be found on their tax notice, and have the ability to either scan and attach the documentation or take a clear photo from a mobile device. These documents will then need to be attached in the program to complete the application. 

To access the application, users can go to the Assessor’s website, choose the blue Legal Residence Application button and follow the prompts. For assistance or additional information, contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at (843) 915-5040.

Taxpayers unable to submit applications via the internet may still apply in person at the Horry County Assessor’s Office located at the Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach or at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, located at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. 



Property Tax Legal Residence Qualification Procedures

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Assessor’s Office would like to remind citizens that a 6% assessment ratio is automatically applied to all property. If the residence will be a primary/legal residence, they may qualify for the lower 4% assessment ratio.

Owners are encouraged to apply for the 4% legal residence assessment ratio by August 1, 2014, to have the lower ratio reflected in their tax bills, which will be mailed in October 2014. The deadline is January 15, 2015.

In order to qualify for the 4% ratio, property owners should download the Horry County Assessor’s application located on Horry County Government’s website. Once the application is filled out, owners will need to provide documentation along with the application. Documentation includes:
  • South Carolina driver’s license or identification cards showing the current address for the owner(s) and spouse
  • South Carolina vehicle registration(s) showing the current address for the owner(s) and spouse
  • Most recently filed Federal and South Carolina income tax return for the owner(s) and spouse
  • South Carolina voter’s registration cards for owner(s) and spouse
  • If legally separated or divorced, court issued proof of legal separation or divorce
  • For members of the United States Military, copies of current orders and military ID
  • Other proof may be required as necessary
The application and supporting documents may be brought in person or mailed to the Horry County Assessor’s Office, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC 29526. Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.

For more information, contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at 843-915-5040.


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