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Horry County Launches Surveys for Residents and Businesses

Following the Welcome Back Committee meeting on Thursday, May 14, Horry County Government is launching two survey tools to better understand the unmet needs of our residents and businesses in the COVID-19 environment. 

Horry County is requesting input on the greatest community needs related to COVID-19 to direct investment initiatives of federal and state resources awarded to the County including U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) supplemental funding to assist in the response and recovery of the effects of COVID-19. We are requesting that community members take the survey(s) below and help share these tools throughout our community.

Residential Unmet Needs Survey:

Business Unmet Needs Survey:

The deadline to participate is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The results of these surveys are planned to be presented to the Horry County Welcome Back Committee Meeting scheduled for May 28, 2020. 

Keep Horry County Beautiful's New Survey Asks for Input on Plastic Bags

Keep Horry County Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board has a mission to end litter, reduce waste, and beautify communities. As part of this mission, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners have picked-up over 122,000 pounds of litter in 2018! In an effort to shape the future of a litter-free Horry County, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners including the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation, CCU’s Sustain Coastal, and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium has launched a survey on recycling and single-use plastic bags intended to gather input to guide education and outreach.

Anyone interested in taking the survey is invited to access it online at The survey is anticipated to be available for three to six months with an end date in April or May 2020. A link to the survey will be posted on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Facebook page and distributed via email to those who have expressed interest in receiving communication from Keep Horry County Beautiful. The survey may also be shared by our partner organizations and their members.

If you would like to be added to the contact list for Keep Horry County Beautiful by calling (843) 915-5340 or by email. You can also sign up for additional communications from the Planning & Zoning Department, by visiting the website.

Survey Work Continues Along Horry/Georgetown Border

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Government officials remind residents along the Horry and Georgetown County border that survey work continues in the areas impacted by the recent boundary issue. Residents on affected parcels may notice surveying crews and equipment in their neighborhoods over the next few weeks. For more information about the Annexation Commission and a preliminary map, visit our website.

Horry County Board of Architectural Review Releases Historic Preservation Survey

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has developed a survey for public input for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan. The short survey will be open through the month of September and can be found here.

In addition to the online survey, citizens can complete paper copies at the Planning and Zoning Office located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Copies will also be available at the Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Government and Justice Center.

For more information or to request a copy of the survey, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or 843-915-7892.


Horry County Reminds Citizens to Complete Survey

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government would like to remind residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™). The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how Horry County is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the county and to make comparisons with peer counties/cities. A random sampling of 3,000 households chosen for the survey should have already received packets and can respond either with the provided pre-paid envelope or by the unique link in the mailing.  The survey process is totally confidential and will assist Horry County in future planning.