In March 2019, the City of Myrtle Beach approved an increase in its Local Accommodations Tax from 0.5% to 3% and implemented its 2% Hospitality Tax. In July 2019, the city began to collect these taxes, and Horry County ceased collection of its 1.5% Hospitality Fee inside the city’s corporate limits. Recently, the city and the county reached a settlement of the lawsuit contesting the county’s collection of the 1.5% Hospitality Fee from city businesses.
Saturday night’s senseless murder of Officer Jacob Hancher was a punch in the gut for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the entire city staff and this community as a whole. In a matter of seconds we lost a teammate who will be remembered for his infectious smile, great sense of humor and heart of a true public servant.
A couple of private sector projects already are underway in Myrtle Beach’s new Arts & Innovation District. Now it’s time for some public improvements to the parking area that serves the block bounded by Ninth Avenue North, Oak Street, Main Street and Kings Highway.
Here’s a chance to put your artistic skills to good use and have your creation appear in public! The City of Myrtle Beach has received a grant from the AARP Community Challenge to create and display bicycle and pedestrian safety messages at 10 key intersections throughout the city. The contest is for 10 illustrations that convey a Myrtle Beach-related message about bicycle or pedestrian safety, wayfinding or proper social distancing for walkers and bikers.
The City of Myrtle Beach is actively involved in floodplain management, and we want you to be, too. Here’s information about building permits, zoning and more….
Visitors to Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach will be greeted by our Gold Cap Ambassadors starting this Saturday. City Council approved the new program last month, and the ambassadors are set to provide daily, year-round service from 21st Avenue North to 14th Avenue South.
Should a hurricane threaten our coast, the City of Myrtle Beach’s Emergency Management Division is well prepared to handle whatever Mother Nature sends our way. It is important that our citizens, business owners and visitors are ready for any possible storms, too.
Did you know… That owners and occupants of property in Myrtle Beach are responsible for maintaining the adjacent public right-of-way, too? Section 17-4 in the City Code addresses maintenance of property. Specifically, it says owners and occupants “shall maintain their property in a clean and litter-free manner.”
The Myrtle Beach City Council recently approved updates to the Solid Waste ordinance. Here’s a quick summary of services and rules for residential customers, effective August 1, 2020.
The Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously supported a public mask requirement during a special Council meeting on July 2.
Here is list of frequently asked questions, with answers, about the City of Myrtle Beach’s executive order requiring face masks (face coverings) in public places.